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Peppermint Frosting

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Peppermint Frosting

While our Peppermint Frosting is the perfect addition to any holiday cake, it's also great on after-dinner desserts, too! We just love the cool, refreshing, mint flavor!

What You'll Need:
  • 10 red-and-white peppermint hard candies, unwrapped
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
What To Do:
  1. In a blender on high speed or in a food processor that has been fitted with a steel cutting blade, crush the candies into a fine powder. Place the powdered candy in a medium-sized bowl and add the butter and vanilla; mix well. Add the water and the confectioners' sugar 1 cup at a time, blending thoroughly with an electric beater on medium speed after each addition.

    Makes about 2 cups.

Notes
  • This makes enough frosting for an 8- or 9-inch layer cake or a 9" x 13" sheet cake. If you'd rather not bring out the blender or food processor, you can make this even easier by substituting 1 teaspoon mint extract for the crushed hard candies. (And you can even add 8 to 10 drops green food color, if you'd like.)
     
  • Want even more frosting recipes? Check out our collection of Homemade Frosting Recipes: 14 Frosting Recipes for Cakes, Cupcakes, and More.

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