Crystallized Mint Leaves

Prep Time
Cook Time
8h 30m
Ready In

Recipe: #39839

November 28, 2022

Categories: Sugar,

"Wonderful for decorating cakes, ice cream, or melon. These are very expensive when you buy in stores, but economical when they come from your garden! COOK TIME IS DRYING TIME."

Original is 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (252.2 g)
  • Calories 804.6
  • Total Fat - 0.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 62.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 203.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 199.8 g
  • Protein - 4.3 g
  • Calcium - 51 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Choose perfect mint leaves. Wash and dry the leaves. They must be PERFECTLY dry.

Step 2

Whisk egg whites until frothy. Place sugar in a wide bowl. Place a rack on a baking sheet.

Step 3

Using tweezers, pick up a single mint leaf. With a fine, soft paintbrush, coat it entirely with the beaten egg white. It should be a thin, even coat - and should cover the leaf completely so that the sugar will stick. Still holding with the tweezers, hold the leaf over the sugar bowl. Using a teaspoon, sprinkle sugar evenly over the leaf. Shake gently and use more sugar to cover any bare spots. Place the leaf on the cooling rack to dry. Repeat with remaining leaves.

Step 4

Put the tray in a warm oven to dry, leaving the oven door half open. You can also leave them on the counter for at least 8 hours until completely dry.

Step 5

When the leaves are completely dry and glistening, store in an airtight container between sheets of wax paper.


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