Peppermint creams recipe

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Try our delicious peppermint creams sweet recipe

Peppermint creams
  • healthy
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories50 Kcal3%
Sugar12.4 g14%
Fat0.1 g0%
Saturated Fat0.0 g0%
Protein0.1 g0%
Carbohydrates12.4 g5%

Peppermint creams are such a nostalgic sweet treat, which are great boxed up and shared as a gift.

This recipe for peppermint creams is incredibly simple to make, using just four ingredients. The bite-sized sweets are soft and sugary, with an intense and heavenly peppermint scent. You can serve them as they are, but for a decadent touch coat them in a luxurious chocolate layer - they’ll be perfect as after-dinner mints. A favourite of the Queen Mother back in the day, peppermint creams date back to early Victorian times.


  • 500g (1lb 2oz) icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 egg white, stiffly whipped
  • 1-2tsp lemon juice
  • Few drops peppermint oil, to taste

To decorate:

  • Half a 36g jar natural crystallised violet petals
  • Half a 36g jar natural crystallised rose petals




  1. Mix together the icing sugar, egg white, lemon juice and peppermint oil until you have the texture of pastry. Knead well so that the mixture is smooth, then roll out on a work surface lightly dusted with icing sugar to a thickness of 1cm (½in).
  2. Cut out rounds with a 2½-4cm (1-1½in) cutter - or for fun, try different shaped cutters such as stars, hearts and moons. Pop them on a piece of greaseproof paper and decorate with the crystallized violet and rose petals. Leave to harden for 12 hours or overnight.

Top tips for making peppermint creams:

Why not add these peppermint creams to some chocolate cupcakes and enjoy the classic chocolate and mint flavour combination. We recommended Victoria Threader’s delicious peppermint cream cupcakes.

This recipe can also be made vegan-friendly, by swapping the egg whites for whipped aquafaba (the water from canned chickpeas)

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies