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Homemade Lemon Mints are just like the famous Altoid mints, and have a curiously strong flavor. Easy and fun to make little candies! | Lovefoodies.com

Homemade Lemon Mints (Like Altoids)
Altoid mints are incredibly easy to make and use only a few ingredients. For this recipe Cindy has chosen to make a lovely lemon flavor. These little mint candies are curiously strong and delicious.

You can make them and give as gifts in a nice personalised tin or simply keep for yourself!

Recipe By Cindy Reams

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Prep Time: 2 Days to dry, 20 minutes to make.

Cook Time: Nil

Makes: 1 Cup

Ingredients:

2 cups Powdered Gum Paste Mix I used this one from Wiltons
2 - 3 drops Yellow Food Coloring
1/2 to 3/4 tsp vitamin C powder or citric acid powder (the more you add, the tangier the taste)
Powdered sugar for dusting
Warm water
1/2 Bottle Lemon Oil Flavor I used this one from LorAnn (1 bottle is .125 fl oz or 1 fl dram in size)

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Homemade Lemon Mints are just like the famous Altoid mints, and have a curiously strong flavor. Easy and fun to make little candies! | Lovefoodies.com

Instructions:

1. In a bowl put 1/2 bottle of the lemon flavoring, citric acid, and squirt in some yellow food coloring (about 1/8 teaspoon) and about 2 Tablespoons warm water. Stir until blended.

2. Slowly add some of the powdered gum paste stirring to prevent lumps. Add the rest of the mix. It will be dry. Slowly add another 2 Tablespoons of warm water, stirring each time until it reaches a stiff dough. The dough should be very stiff. Knead with your fingers into a smooth dough on a powdered sugar surface. The dough shouldn't be sticky. If it's sticky add a little more powdered sugar.

3. Roll out to 1/4" thickness on a surface dusted with powdered sugar.

Homemade Lemon Mints are just like the famous Altoid mints, and have a curiously strong flavor. Easy and fun to make little candies! | Lovefoodies.com

4. Using a large knife cut into equal squares or cut out the shapes.

Homemade Lemon Mints are just like the famous Altoid mints, and have a curiously strong flavor. Easy and fun to make little candies! | Lovefoodies.com

5. Place onto a wax paper and powdered sugar covered plate. Keep the mints separated to allow air to circulate. Let dry at room temperature several days. Place in airtight tin or box

Homemade Lemon Mints are just like the famous Altoid mints, and have a curiously strong flavor. Easy and fun to make little candies! | Lovefoodies.com

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Homemade Lemon Mints – Like Altoids
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Servings: 1 Cup
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Powdered Gum Paste Mix I used this one from Wiltons
  • 2 - 3 drops Yellow Food Coloring
  • 1/2 tsp to 3/4 vitamin C powder or citric acid powder (the more you add the tangier the taste)
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
  • Warm water
  • 1/2 oz Bottle Lemon Oil Flavor I used this one from LorAnn 1 bottle is .125 fl or 1 fl dram in size
Instructions
  1. In a bowl put 1/2 bottle of the lemon flavoring, citric acid, and squirt in some yellow food coloring (about 1/8 teaspoon) and about 2 Tablespoons warm water. Stir until blended.
  2. Slowly add some of the powdered gum paste stirring to prevent lumps. Add the rest of the mix. It will be dry. Slowly add another 2 Tablespoons of warm water, stirring each time until it reaches a stiff dough. The dough should be very stiff. Knead with your fingers into a smooth dough on a powdered sugar surface. The dough shouldn't be sticky. If it's sticky add a little more powdered sugar.
  3. Roll out to 1/4" thickness on a surface dusted with powdered sugar.
  4. Using a large knife cut into equal squares or cut out the shapes.
  5. Place onto a wax paper and powdered sugar covered plate. Keep the mints separated to allow air to circulate. Let dry at room temperature several days. Place in airtight tin or box
Homemade Lemon Mints are just like the famous Altoid mints, and have a curiously strong flavor. Easy and fun to make little candies! | Lovefoodies.com

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