homemade butter mints with essential oils

Homemade Butter Mints

Easy recipe for homemade butter mints using peppermint, cinnamon and spearmint essential oils. You could also use caramel extract. These are better than the ones at wedding receptions and fancy restaurants! 

Course Dessert
Keyword butter mint, christmas, dessert, gift, wedding
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 4 oz bags
Author Beth at Unskinny Boppy


  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 3.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 3 drops Young Living Vitality essential oil* (*You can substitute with a few drops of your favorite extract or flavoring. I used peppermint, cinnamon & spearmint for separate batches)
  • 1/4 tsp Watkins caramel extract
  • food coloring


  1. Whisk together softened butter with powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until fully incorporated.

  2. Add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it forms a nice soft dough ball that you can easily form with your hands.

  3. Divide dough into 4 equal sections.

  4. Add 1-2 drops essential oil along with 1-2 drops of food coloring to each section

  5. Roll and squeeze the dough thoroughly to incorporate the flavoring and evenly distribute colors, or leave it mottled for the "peppermint" color

  6. Roll out into a "snake" and cut into ½" pieces to resemble a butter mint.