Vampire Breath Mints


Going for a fun Halloween idea, thought of my pink peppermint patties and instantly knew what to do. Same recipe, just different concept. Enjoy.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
30 to 48 medallions


  • 1 (24 ounce) package white chocolate-flavored almond bark (melting chocolate)

  • 24 peppermint candy canes, broken into pieces

  • 1 drop red food coloring, or as desired


  1. Melt white chocolate in top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, 10 to 20 minutes.

  2. Place candy canes in a food processor; pulse until powdery with tiny pieces. Stir candy cane powder into melted white chocolate until well mixed, thick, and somewhat lumpy. Add food coloring until desired color is reached.

  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spoon mixture, about 2 teaspoons per mint, onto the baking sheet, about 1-inch apart. Cool to room temperature and store mints in a resealable bag.

Cook's Notes:

Wilton's(R) red food coloring gel can be used in place of the liquid red food coloring, if desired.

This batch was made with Wilton's(R) food coloring gel. It made this very stiff and mold-able, so work fast on this. If you use plain food coloring the batch will be thick but not mold-able.

Alternate way to make: Pour mixture onto a jelly roll baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, covering bottom and edges of pan. Spread peppermint mixture evenly. When cooled, turn over pan, remove foil and break into huge pieces.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

209 Calories
7g Fat
35g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 209
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 65mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.