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  1. MMMMM-- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02


  3. Categories: Kids, Candy

  4. Yield: 1 servings

  5. 1/3 c Soft butter

  6. 1/3 c Light corn syrup

  7. 1/2 ts Salt

  8. 1 ts Flavoring

  9. 3 1/2 c ( 1 lb ) sifted

  10. -confectioner's sugar

  11. Large bowl Wooden spoon

  12. Paper plates

  13. Pencils

  14. This is a no-cook recipe the children can mix with their hands.

  15. Flavor it with any of the liquid flavorings in the supermarket, such

  16. as strawberry and lemon. If you want, you can instead divide it into three portions and add a few drops of food coloring to tint it

  17. yellow, red, and green. The knead a small amount of flavoring into each one. This recipe makes about 1 1/2 lbs of candy.

  18. Help the children measure all the ingredients into the large bowl.

  19. They can take turns stirring it with the wooden spoon until it

  20. becomes too stiff. Then they can knead it with their hands. They

  21. should continue kneading until the dough is smooth.

  22. Give each child a paper plate and a pencil. Tell them to turn their

  23. plates OVER and write their names on the Bottom to prevent pencil

  24. lead from getting on their mints. Help them hold their pencils

  25. correctly. Make sure they use upper and lower case letters.

  26. Give each child a portion of dough on his or her plate. The children

  27. can pinch off pieces, roll them into balls, and press them lightly

  28. with a fork to make a fancy butter mint. Children who cannot roll the

  29. candy into balls can make snakes, cut the snakes into pieces, and press the pieces with a fork. They might eat the pieces with the

  30. fork, but that's ok too.

  31. Leave the mints on the plates and refrigerate them for 30 minutes,

  32. until they become firm. Easter Mints taste even better the second

  33. day, if you can keep everyone from eating them all on the first day.

  34. Cover with plastic wrap and keep them in the refrigerator.

  35. MMMMM


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