How to make peppermint sugar

There are a few little secrets that make baked goods tastier. One of them is this flavored 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. For one of those recipe ideas check out my Old-Fashioned Gumdrops. A little taste of childhood in just one bite!

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!

Peppermint Sugar

A little bakers secret to enhance your baked goods!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Dec 13, 2010

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Serves: Per Recipe

Total time: 5 mins

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2-3 peppermint candy canes
Instructions:
  1. In a food processor add one cup of white granulated sugar and 2-3 peppermint candy canes that have been broken into small pieces.
  2. 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 course sugar for a topping on cupcakes or cake.
  3. If the final product is too minty, mix in more white sugar.