Recipe for EASY after-dinner butter mints!


I absolutely love after-dinner butter mints.  There’s a restaurant in my home town that has a big jar of them on the hostess stand, with a scoop so you can scoop some out on your way out. It takes all my will power not to just empty the entire jar into my handbag 😀

If you love Richardson’s after-dinner mints, you are going to go crazy over these, because they taste exactly the same!  And the best part is, they are so easy, and take very few ingredients.  And they are no-bake!

All you need is:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar (confectioner’s sugar)
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • 2 to 4 tsp water
  • Food coloring, optional


First, put your salt and powdered sugar in your food processor, and pulse a few times to make sure there’s no lumps.  Then add your butter.  I sliced my butter into thin slices, so it would disperse evenly.  Pulse again, until it’s all mixed in.  Add your water, start with 2 tsp, and keep pulsing until it turns into a dough like texture.  Add water by the 1/2 tsp until you have the correct consistency.  You won’t want it too wet!  You can add your food coloring now if you’d like, too.  If you are doing multiple colors though, wait until the next step.


When it’s at the right consistency (like play doh), dump the mixture onto some parchment paper.


Split the dough into 4 sections.  If you did not add food coloring yet, you can do so now. You can put a few drops of your coloring in each section, and knead the dough until it’s all colored through.


Start with one section, take a chunk off and roll it out into a thin strip.   Set aside.


Roll out all your dough into strips.


Using a pizza cutter, cut through all the strips to make about 1/2″ pieces.


The BF came in to sneak a few pieces!


When you are done, you’ll have a big pile of after dinner mints pieces!   It would be best to let them sit out for a couple of days, so they can harden, but I have yet to see a batch make it to 2 days.


These taste exactly like Richardson’s mints.  They are creamy, buttery, and oh so delicious!

These can be made for any occasion.  Just adding different food coloring, you can have red & green for Christmas, blue or pink for baby shower, green for St. Patty’s Day, pastel colors for Easter, and so on!  Everyone will be so impressed with these mints, they will think these took you hours to make!