Peppermint Screams

Since Christmas, Dorothy has been asking to make ‘them sweets’ and she means these ones!

Our brightly coloured peppermint creams went down very well with everyone but Dorothy was a particular fan.  Since I got this super cute mini bat cutter *(here’s a similar product) and realised that when you turn it upside down, a dove cutter looks alot like a ghost, I knew I had to make a Halloween version.

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You will need

250 grams icing sugar

1 egg white

Black food colouring gel

Peppermint extract

Lustre powder

Black candy melts or black edible ink pen



  • Sieve the icing sugar into a bowl
  • Add a few drops of peppermint and a tiny bit of egg white
  • Mix well
  • Continue to add egg white in tiny amounts until the mixture comes together as a dough that can be rolled out with a rolling pin
  • Taste a little and add more peppermint if needed
  • Split the dough in half and add a little black food colouring gel to one half
  • If the black dough becomes too loose, simply add a little more icing sugar
  • Roll out the dough and cut out small bats and ghosties
  • Dust the bats with lustre powder
  • Place on a sheet of greaseproof paper or on a wire rack and allow to harden
  • While the peppermint creams are hardening, melt the candy melts and use a cocktail stick to give the ghosts little eyes

Aren’t they cute!  I wanted to make some little pumpkins too but I couldn’t find a cutter that was just right.  Maybe next year 🎃

Love Rachel 🎃


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