Xylitol Mints

Posted on | August 14, 2012 | 5 Comments

Donna at Mom’s Frugal shared this recipe some time back. I made it the first time a few years ago, & the boys LOVED it. I admit, I forgot to add the mint to it the first time. They loved them anyway. They call them “cold candy,” because the xylitol has a cool, refreshing taste & feel on the tongue.

Ever since I made them the first time, they ask occasionally “Mom, can you make ‘cold candy’ soon??” I found some decently priced xylitol locally a couple of weekends ago. I was actually on the hunt for sweet rice flour in our health food store, & saw the xylitol. It was an impulse buy. BUT… I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.

COLD CANDYerm… Xylitol Mints 🙂

Is it still considered an impulse buy???

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5 Responses to “Xylitol Mints”

  1. Donna
    August 16th, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    Thank you for sharing this with your readers Michaela!

    Love those molds! Nice touch!

    Vanilla sounds yummy 🙂
    Donna recently posted..Local Wheat, Where to Buy, Grain Mills, and More!

  2. Ophelia
    September 24th, 2014 @ 3:12 am

    Here’s an alternate method I discovered by accident: I heated xylitol on low (no water added) until it melted, added the flavouring extract and poured it onto a baking sheet – it was sticky and translucent even after cooling down. Thinking it was ruined, I picked it up and started pulling it like taffy – hey presto, it went white, and hardened quite quickly, hooray! No need to have a dangerously hot mixture around little ones.
    Tip: keep the poured mixture in the fridge for a while before starting to pull to make it easier to handle.

  3. The Vintage Wife
    October 28th, 2014 @ 11:50 pm

    Hm, very interesting, but it makes sense! Thanks! As for the little ones, I ban them from the kitchen when I’m making candy or soap or canning 🙂

  4. Ellen
    July 15th, 2015 @ 10:02 am

    Hello! I want to try this recipe. Do you need to stir it while it’s boiling or just let it boil? Thanks!

  5. The Vintage Wife
    July 27th, 2015 @ 5:46 pm

    I stirred every so often, but be sure it’s in a big/deep pot. It will boil up & over if you’re not careful.

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