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Peppermint leaves covered with egg white and sugar, ready for the oven

Candied Mint Leaves

Use up some of your mint leaves to create a delicious candied treat that can soothe upset stomachs, freshen the breath, and decorate cupcakes.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr


  • Mint leaves
  • 1 Egg white
  • Granulated sugar


  • Preheat oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Whisk the egg white until it is bubbly.
  • Dip the leaves one by one in the egg white then in the sugar. Using a spoon to help coat the herbs makes it easier to cover them well.
  • Place the herbs on the wax paper covered cookie sheet.
  • Put the cookie sheet in the oven and dry gently for about 30-60 minutes or until completely dry
  • Remove from the oven and cool
  • Once they have cooled and are dry and brittle, store them in between layers of waxed/parchment paper in a tin or glass jar.