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How to make peppermint sugar

There are a few little secrets that make baked goods tastier. One of them is using flavored sugars. I had a bunch of pepperminty things on my "to bake" list, so I thought I would experiment with peppermint sugar. It turned out great! That is saying a lot coming from a girl who isn't the world's hugest peppermint fan.

Pour a cup of white granulated sugar into a food processor. Add 2-3 candy canes that have been broken into small pieces.

Process until fine if you want to use the sugar as a substitute in a recipe. Don't process quite as long if you plan to use it as a coarse sugar for a topping on cupcakes or a cake.

If the final product is too pepperminty, mix more white sugar in with it. I ended up adding an additional 1/2 cup of white sugar and thought it was deliciously perfect!

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Reader Comments (4)

I love it! That would be fabulous in so many things.

Thanks for tips. I love to cook, even though I'm not a good chef. I wanted to learn how to prepare peppermint sugar, specially cuz Christmas time is so close, so... u know. I'm gonna try to prepare the recipe and if you wanna know what I get at the end, you can check my tale at pharmacy reviews ... There, I'm gonna include what I get, what I forget and all details of this "experiment at kitchen".

10.18.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew Keenan

Would be great for hot coffee or in a chocolate pudding mix. yum.!

02.1.2012 | Unregistered Commenternoliah

Love this idea - can't believe I didn't think of it - I love mixing colored sugars with the white for "party sugar". I LOVE peppermint and will be adding this to my 'repertoire' right away!

12.30.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

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