Christmas Activities


Party Mints

These colorful Christmas party mints are almost too pretty to eat -- we said almost!

What You'll Need:

3 egg whites

7 cups confectioners' sugar

Red and green food coloring

Mint extract

Electric mixer

2 bowls

Waxed paper

Rolling pin

Doll's teacup or thimble

Spatula

Tray

Ask an adult to help you separate the egg whites from the yolks. Put the egg whites into a bowl, and beat them at high speed with an electric mixer. Slowly add the confectioners' sugar as you beat, until the mixture is very stiff.

Divide the mixture into 2 bowls. Use a few drops of food coloring to make the contents of one bowl red and the other green. Stir each well so that the color is even.

Add 3 or 4 drops of mint extract to each bowl, and stir well. Lay a piece of waxed paper on a counter, and put the red mint dough on it. Cover it with another piece of waxed paper; roll it with the rolling pin until it is about 1/4 inch thick.

Take off the top layer of waxed paper, and use a doll's teacup or a thimble to cut out small circles. Use a spatula to lift the circles off the waxed paper. Put them on a tray to dry.

Repeat the process with the green mixture. Let all your mint candies dry overnight. Serve them at your holiday party, and watch them disappear! (Caution: Use only clean, uncracked eggs. If any egg yolk gets into the egg whites, discard and start with new eggs.)

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