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How To Make Fresh Mint Candy- Just 3 Ingredients!

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How To Make Fresh Mint Candy- Just 3 Ingredients!

Do you have an abundance of mint and don’t know what to do with it? Look no further, I have the answer you’ve been waiting for!
Recently I gifted a friend a mint plant and she turned me on this crazy simple recipe that taste amazing.
With just 3 ingredients and a handful of mint you can make Fresh Mint Candy.

There are over 2000 species of mint, but for this recipe you want to use one of the following:

  • Peppermint
  • Spearmint
  • Kentucky Colonel Mint
  • Pineapple Mint
  • Apple Mint
  • Chocolate Mint

This recipe makes a great treat for kids, for parties, as a garnish or just about any time you want a sweet refreshing snack.

Fresh Mint Candy


  • 1/2 Cup of Fresh Mint Leaves- washed and patted dry
  • 1/4 Cup of Fine Sugar
    Tip: I only had granulated sugar so I put the sugar in my blender until it became a fine powder
  • 1 Egg White
    *You can substitute 2 Tbsp. of Corn Syrup if you do not want to use eggs  
  • 2 tsp of water


  1. Mix egg white ( or corn syrup) and water together
  2. Brush egg mixture on mint leaves
  3. Sprinkle sugar over fresh mint leaves
  4. Place Sugar Coated Mint Leaves on cookie sheet or on tray in food dehydrator
  5. Place in oven on lowest setting until crisp.
  6. I used my Food Dehydrator on 115° for 2 hours
  7. Remove your Fresh Mint Candy, let cool and store in airtight container.

Your Fresh Mint Candy will last a long time if humidity does not get to it.
We eat ours up before it ever has the chance to get soggy.

Mint Tip:
I like using smaller fresh mint leaves instead of the bigger ones.
The bigger leaves are sometimes hard to swallow if you chew them for a while.
The small mint leaves just seem to melt in your mouth, leaving a fresh feeling.

Do You Want To Know More About Mint?

Let’s face it, if you’re growing mint, chances are you have a LOT of mint. Thankfully, there are many, many, uses for mint. I’ve listed some of my favorite below that I know you’ll enjoy.

Other Amazing Ways You Can Use Mint

In addition to all the wonderful ways you can use fresh mint mentioned above, I have some other articles that include mint.

How To Make Fresh Mint Candy with just 3 ingredients!

A big shout out to my friend Michele P!

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Thursday 1st of July 2021

I was looking for something to do with my over abundance of mint and came across your recipe. I thought, yeah sure, sugar coated dehydrated mint leaves... But Wow!!! Whoda thunk-it! They are awesome. I could hardly stop eating them. Have my second batch in the dehydrator now. Since I'm low carb and sugar free, I used powdered erythritol instead of powdered sugar. Oh and I used powdered egg white protein because I didn't want to waste an egg yoke and wasn't in the mood to make pudding or something to use them up. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe.

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