Snowman Breath Mints

Do your remember when I shared a Marshmallow Fondant Recipe with you? I told you we were going to so some fun stuff with it. Here is the first of many fondant ideas! These are snowman breath mints and they taste like Altoids.

I heard about this idea from my good friend Deborah aka “Well Kiss My Frosting”  and she found it here. When she told me about making your own Altoid mints I couldn’t believe it. I immediately grabbed my tiniest cutter and make a batch of fondant. I couldn’t wait to get started!

Supplies for Snowman Breath Mints:

Marshmallow Fondant
AmeriColor Food Color Gel of your choice or from here
Small Snowman Cutter
Fondant Rolling Pin
Candy Oil Flavor (I used Cinnamon)
Tylose Powder

First, make a batch of Marshmallow Fondant.

Color it any color you want. This blue is made with a touch of  AmeriColor Royal Blue.

Kneed it  until the color is mixed well.

Then, add Tylose Powder. Follow the directions on the tub. Congratulations! Your fondant just became gumpaste! My friend Deborah told me a few things about Tylose, gumpaste and fondant when she showed me this project. She explained that Tylose will make fondant dry quicker and allows you to roll it thinner so you can make flowers petals because it allows them to dry “Crispy”…. which you may or may not want. It is absolutely perfect for this project. If it starts to dry out add a little Crisco to it.

To me, adding the oil was the tricky part. How much you add depends on how strong you want your mint.  From what I found looking on line, it is about 15 drops per every pound of gumpaste. This is also the exciting part because you can make it as strong or mild as you want.

Now you are ready to roll. Roll out your fondant to about 1/8″ thick and start cutting out your shapes. I use the small cutter like this. If your mints get sticky, sprinkle a little powdered sugar on them. Let them dry for at least 48 hours. It will make them the same consistency as a real breath mint.

Next, find some cute little tins to package them in. I know I will be shopping the after Christmas sales this year for all the tiny tins I can get my hands on.

These will make great teachers gifts. I am going to pass out several of these cute little tins this year with a basket of cookies to people I see everyday such as, the gas station attendant, my mailman, and the bag boy at my grocery store. I can think of several more but, I need to go make some more mints!

Thank you so much Deborah for telling me about this project.You are so sweet and I can’t wait to see you!

Happy Creating,

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  1. What a fabulously fun and creative idea, Lisa!! Talk about a unique holiday gift :)

  2. So cute! Yesterday I was at Hobby Lobby and found tiny cutters in the clay section. I was laughing because I was wondering if I could make cookies *that* tiny. Those tiny cutters would be PERFECT for this project!

  3. Wow, so cool! And I love that little teeny tiny snowman shape! These would make great gifts!

  4. These are so easy! Thanks for the tip, Lisa!

  5. I love this idea! Who would have thought that mints could be cute!

  6. They came out adorble Lisa. I knew you’d get a kick out of these. I made some with a mixture of peppermint and butter flavored extracts (more butter than peppermint) and it made a mint that tasted a lot like buttermints.

  7. They are cuter than a snowman in a snowstorm! I love teeny tiny treats and these little mints fit the bill perfectly. I made some cream cheese mints that way, but these look much easier! Wish I had know about this recipe then, but I do now and I might just have to make another batch!

  8. LOVING this idea, Lisa!!!
    What fun combinations you could make!!!

  9. Where did you get your mini snowman? The smallest I can find is 1 1/2″ tall and yours looks much smaller! I would love to get some tiny cutters

    • Hi Tina,
      If you click on Small Snowman Cutter under the supply button, it will take you to the site where you can buy the cutter. Have a great day!

  10. I am in LOVE with these!

  11. these are RIDICULOUS!!! i am so excited about this idea. i don’t know if i have any cutters small enough and cute enough for this. i may have to go on the hunt. oh and learn to make your fondant. you’re amazing.

  12. These are so cute! What a unique gift:)

  13. These are adorable! I need to make some!!

  14. This is brilliant!! LOVE!!

  15. I had some of these when I was there the other day! They are yummy!

  16. This is awesome! I am going to have to add this to my “to-do” list. Love it!

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