Pink Peppermint Ice


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If you grew up eating the iconic Pink Peppermint Ice from Fannie May, then you will love this homemade version! These simple white chocolate and peppermint candies use organic ingredients and make a sweet gift for any holiday.

If you love making homemade candy as much as I do, be sure to check out some of my other favorites like my Mint Meltaways, Dark Chocolate Coconut Squares, or my Vegan Dark Chocolate Mini Peanut Butter Cups.

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What is Pink Peppermint Ice?

Pink Peppermint Ice is a candy that was created and originally sold at Fannie May Candies. It is a white chocolate square candy that is filled with peppermint crunch and colored pastel pink. They served three small squares in little candy cups inside a box of chocolates, so you got three candies in one. The smooth white chocolate, cool peppermint flavor, and subtle crunch of the candies is what makes these candies delicious.

Because I grew up in Chicago, Fannie May was a part of our holidays. It was the only time of year that we got to enjoy the delicious confections of this iconic candy shop. Pink Peppermint Ice was a part of all our Christmas celebrations and sometimes even Valentine's Day. But, when Fannie May filed chapter 11 and then was bought, many of their original menu items disappeared, the Pink Peppermint Ice being one of them.

So, I have made my own version of of Pink Peppermint Ice that has much better ingredients than the iconic Fannie May. This super simple candy recipe is made with just four ingredients! And this pastel pink candy is the perfect homemade gift for anyone on Christmas or Valentine's Day. If you'd like to wrap them up I used a candy cup (same size as mini cupcake liners) and put in three pieces per cup, just like Fannie May used to do. Then I put a four cups into a cute little box and tied it with a ribbon.

This easy Pink Peppermint Ice recipe tastes just like the iconic original, but even better because I use organic ingredients! These little bite sized candies are peppermint white chocolate with the traditional crunch that makes them so addicting!

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

Nostalgic: If you grew up going to Fannie May, then this candy will be incredibly nostalgic for you!

Organic Ingredients: This recipe uses simple organic ingredients, making it much better for you than the traditional Fannie May candies were! This recipe has no artificial colors and only 4 ingredients!

Easy: I love how easy this recipe for Pink Peppermint Ice is! This doesn't take very long to make and it only has a few simple ingredients.

Perfect for Holidays: Pink Peppermint Ice is a perfect candy for the holidays. It's filled with crushed candy canes for that signature peppermint flavor and it's colored organically pastel pink with those little peppermint pieces sticking out. This makes a great filler to any holiday cookie box!

Ingredients

Organic White Chocolate

Frontier Co-Op Organic Peppermint Flavor

Suncore Foods Organic Pink Dye

Organic Candy Canes

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Heat Poof Bowl

Small Pot

Chocolate Thermometer

Square Candy Mold

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

To create a double boiler, fill a small saucepan with about 1 inch of water. Place a heatproof bowl on top, do not let the bowl touch the water. Add about 80% of the white chocolate into the heatproof bowl and melt until it reaches 100°F on a chocolate thermometer. Remove from heat and add in the remaining 20% of chocolate and let it come down to 89°F.

Step 2

Add in the peppermint flavor and the pink dye and stir to combine completely. Then add in the peppermint crunch and stir to combine completely.

Step 3

Pour the white chocolate mixture into the candy molds, only filling them about half way. Place the tray on a baking sheet, so they set up evenly. Place the baking sheet in the freezer to set the chocolate and so they will remove easily from the molds. Allow to set for a couple hours, then remove candy from molds.

FAQ's

Can I use another kind of chocolate?

Yes, you can use milk or dark chocolate if you prefer. If you use either of these, just omit the pink dye.

How should I store this?

Store in a cool, dry place or in the fridge or freezer.

Do I have to temper the chocolate?

No, this part is optional. If you don't temper the chocolate, then you may just want to store in the fridge to prevent them from sweating.

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Pink Peppermint Ice

Mimi Council
A copycat version of the iconic Fannie May candy, but this recipe for Pink Peppermint Ice uses organic ingredients! These candies are are refreshing mint white chocolate with the subtle crunch of candy canes inside every bite.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Makes 25 candies
Calories 49 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • To create a double boiler, fill a small saucepan with about 1 inch of water. Place a heatproof bowl on top, do not let the bowl touch the water. Add about 80% of the white chocolate into the heatproof bowl and melt until it reaches 100°F on a chocolate thermometer. Remove from heat and add in the remaining 20% of chocolate and let it come down to 89°F.
  • Add in the peppermint flavor and the pink dye and stir to combine completely. Then add in the peppermint crunch and stir to combine completely.
  • Pour the white chocolate mixture into the candy molds, only filling them about half way. Place the tray on a baking sheet, so they set up evenly. Place the baking sheet in the freezer to set the chocolate and so they will remove easily from the molds. Allow to set for a couple hours, then remove candy from molds.
  • Store in a cool dry place, or in the fridge.

Notes

High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 49kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 8mgPotassium: 26mgFiber: 0.02gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 0.05mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 0.02mg
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