Pastel Mint Patties

Pretty Pastel Mint Patties are perfect for Easter and spring time! These mints take just minutes to make and the kiddos can help too!


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Pretty Pastel Mint Patties are perfect for Easter and Spring! |


A lot of people have asked which food colors I used for these patties…so here it is! It’s Wilton Gel Food Colors.

Easter is just around the corner and so is our Spring break!!  We leave this Sunday for a whirlwind trip to Southern California.  First stop – Disneyland :) We’re doing a couple of days at Disneyland, then it’s down to San Diego for three days where we’re going to Sea World, San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Legoland.  The last day we’re going to Magic Mountain and then coming back the night before Easter.


You can see why I’m planning ahead :) I’m starting with my FAVORITEST candy ever – mint patties! You know I make these babies for every holiday; Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day…I’m addicted.

Pretty Pastel Mint Patties are perfect for Easter and Spring! |

They are just SO easy and SO fun and the boys just adore them.  So do I.  Seriously though, what’s not to love?

Pretty Pastel Mint Patties are perfect for Easter and Spring! |

Since it’s Easter time, I decided to go with pastels for the mints. I went with mint flavoring for this batch but you all know I’m partial to lemon and these patties are excellent with lemon flavoring. You can’t go wrong either way.

I also loved doing the pastel colors because it requires so little in the way of food color. Always work with gel food colors if you can.  The color is so much richer and you don’t need a whole lot to achieve the color you desire.

Pretty Pastel Mint Patties are perfect for Easter and Spring! |

I’m packing these babies away and I’ll be able to pull them out Easter morning and look like a hero.   Now if I could only magically get all those Easter eggs colored and dyed in the next 6 days I’d be golden :)

Find the gel food colors I used here.


Pastel Mint Patties
Pretty Pastel Mint Patties are perfect for Easter and spring time! These mints take just minutes to make and the kiddos can help too!
Serves: 5 dozen patties
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup light corn syrup
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 - 2 tsp your choice of extract or candy flavoring - I used mint
  • food coloring - preferably gel or paste I USED THESE FOOD COLORS
  • ½ cup granulated sugar (to roll balls in)
  1. Combine butter and corn syrup together in a small bowl.
  2. Add 2 cups powdered sugar and your choice of extract and beat until well combined. Add extract ½ teaspoon at a time until the mixture reaches your desired flavor.
  3. Stir in an additional cup of powdered sugar.
  4. Turn bowl onto a cutting board sprinkled with last cup of powdered sugar.
  5. Knead the mixture until sugar is absorbed and is completely smooth.
  6. Divide dough into four portions.
  7. Tint one portion pink, one green, one blue and one yellow.
  8. Shape into ¾ inch balls and roll in granulated sugar.
  9. Flatten gently with a fork.
  10. Let candies stand, uncovered, at room temperature for 1 day.
  11. Store in an airtight container.

Pretty Pastel Mint Patties are perfect for Easter and Spring! |

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Cherry Fluff


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  1. Was wondering what coloring you used? Plain food coloring or a gel? Thanks!!!

  2. I loveeeeeee these!!! The pastel color is so pretty. Love them!! Have fun on your vacation :)
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  3. These are so pretty Trish!! Have a wonderful time at Disneyland!! :)
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  4. Oh I haven’t had peppermint patties in years – and these look so cute and colourful for Easter too! I’m adding this recipe to my Evernote and peppermint to my shopping list!
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  5. Oh…those are so, so pretty and perfect for an Easter celebration!! Thanks for sharing such a cute idea. :)

  6. Mint patties are perfect for every occasion! Love your color choices for Easter ;)
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  7. These are beautiful;). Must try!!!

  8. Have a wonderful time on your trip!! Your visiting so many of my favorite places… Just last weekend when my dad and I were at a ball game, I told him how much I missed Disneyland and really wanted to go back. For about 7-10 years, I went every single year (for middle and high school band). I haven’t been for 2 summers, so… Can I tag along in your suitcase?? ;)
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    • We’re going to be quite busy tomorrow getting ready but the boys are SUPER excited :) Me too! I just need to forget about all this work I need to do… And yes! We can fit you in the minivan no problem ;)

  9. I love that you made these in spring colors. They are perfect!
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  10. Mmmmmm….. mint patties! My recipe is similar to yours, except I don’t use corn syrup nor do I roll them in sugar. Instead, I freeze them and once frozen, dip them into chocolate. I also use different flavorings and my all time favorite is orange patties dipped into dark chocolate! Yum!
    Enjoy your trip. We took our youngest son to Legoland and Disneyland when he was 9 years old. Legoland was his favorite! We have such good memories of that trip and I hope you make wonderful memories as well!
    ♪♫♪ Happy Easter To You ♫♪♫♫
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  11. These are adorable! I love the bright colors, and I love mint candies. I need to make these!
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  12. Oh my gosh! I’m so happy you shared this on Link Party Palooza…I forgot all about these mints. My friend’s mom used to make them all the time when I was little and I loved them but forgot all about them. Looks like I’ll have to run to the store cause now I’m not gonna be able to stop thinking about them :) Thanks for sharing!

  13. Madeleine says:

    These look delicious, I’m going to make them for my sister’s confirmation! How long do they last for if they’re stored in an airtight container? Thanks so much and enjoy your trip :)

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  17. The colors are so beautiful. How can you not love these?
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  18. My 9 year old daughter and her friend just made these at their play date this afternoon! So easy that I didn’t have to help much at all! We used gel food colors, and our mints are BRIGHT! The girls love them (and their little brothers keep coming into the kitchen to sneak them too)! They didn’t bother waiting for them to ‘air out’ for a day, and they’re almost gone already! Thanks for such a great, fun, easy, and kid-friendly recipe!

  19. My family has been making mints for every wedding for the last 40 years or more, but ours are just cream cheese, powdered sugar and almond extract and of course food coloring to match the wedding colors. I like the idea of expanding their use to holidays ;)

  20. These look fantastic! Very colorful and cheerful for Easter. I will have to try your recipe

  21. Can i use liquid glucose as at my place liquid corn syrup isnt easily available

  22. Hello! I just wonder if there’s a specific kind of “mint” I should look for? At my grocery store there was “mint” and then “spearmint.” What do you use, please? :)


  23. Tammy Jones says:

    Can you use margarine? I have a son allergic to dairy.

  24. These look amazing. I’m doing a dessert table for my brothers wedding this summer, these will be perfect in their wedding colors. I’m trying to make some things ahead of time and freeze if possible. So I’m wondering if these freeze well and how long would they last if frozen. Thank you so much

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  26. Are these or the cream cheese mints better for a baby shower? Do either have to be refrigerated? How long in advance can these or the cream cheese ones be made? I can’t wait to see the results of whichever mints of yours that I make. They are so pretty!

  27. Made your pastel mint patties and after having made other recipes prior to this one, they were, by far, the most difficult I’ve ever made!!!! Not sure what I could have done wrong, but I’ve won cooking contests before and had a candy/chocolate business, so I think I know what I’m doing, but won’t be making these again. Sorry!!! (Certainly could be at fault, but reviewed the recipe several times before I made it….)

  28. I tried the pastel mints and they did not turn out. They just wanted to crumble. #1 says Combine butter and corn syrup together in a small bowl. Was I suppose to add #2 to #1? It really doesn’t say. If I could figure this out I would be happy. Just did not get creamy.

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