Homemade Peppermints

Homemade Peppermints

  • Prep: 2 hr 15 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 2 hr 15 min
  • Serving: 7 1/2 dozen

Simple homemade peppermint candy.


  • 3 1/4- 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • Red food coloring
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract


  1. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
  2. Mix together the sugar, milk and a couple drops of food color. Add in the extract. Stir in more sugar to create a smooth and creamy mixture.
  3. Form into 1-inch balls and arrange on the cookie sheet. Flatten with a fork until it is 1/4-inch thick. Allow to stand at room temperature for 1 hours, uncovered. Flip the candies, and allow to stand for another hour.
  4. Store in an airtight container.

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