These peppermint creams are a delicious alternative to an after dinner mint or chocolate truffle. They're also incredibly easy to make with just 4 simple ingredients.
condensed milk, dark chocolate, icing sugar, peppermint extract
(use Nestle's vegan condensed milk alternative to make these vegan)
green food colouring
optional but recommended if using the vegan condensed milk
Sift the icing sugar into a mixing bowl and pour in the condensed milk and peppermint extract.
Stir in the condensed milk until it has formed a soft dough.
Lightly dust a work surface with icing sugar and tip out the dough.
Add a drop of green food colouring into the centre of the dough ball and then knead the dough until the green colour is evenly distributed.
Roll the dough out until 0.5cm thick, using a little more icing sugar to stop it sticking to the work surface and the rolling pin.
Cut out 24 sweets with a small cookie cutter of your choosing.
Place the peppermint creams on to a baking sheet and place in the fridge for 1-2 hours or until they have set firm.
Melt the dark chocolate (either over a bowl of hot water or using the microwave).
Drizzle the peppermint creams with the melted chocolate or dip them in the chocolate to coat one half.
Allow the chocolate to set before eating.
Peppermint creams will last for up to 2 weeks in an air tight container.