4.20.2011

Crystallized Spearmint Leaves

You can’t celebrate Earth Day without something green. My crystallized mint leaves are green in every sense of the word. Not only are the mint leaves certified organic, but they also require absolutely no cooking time, making them environmentally friendly and energy free treats. Try these crystallized mint leaves with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, fresh mixed berries, hot cup of tea, or simply on their own as an after dinner mint. Have a happy Earth Day!


Organic Ingredients

Mint leaves
Egg white
Evaporated cane juice or granulated sugar (as much as you want to coat the leaves)

Method

Brush egg white on mint leaves with your fingertips to lightly coat on both sides. Gently toss the leaves with sugar in a small bowl. Let leaves stand at room temperature for a few hours, or until crisp and dry.



7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those looks beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I've been looking for an easy recipe to make crystallized flowers and herb leaves. This looks great. I'll try it soon. Thanks.
Dr. D.

Anonymous said...

How long will the mint leaves last? What is the best way to keep them? On the counter or in the fridge? That's assuming, of course, that any remain after making.
Dr. D.

Chrissy said...

Hi Dr. D. You can keep them in an airtight container at room temperature. I'm not quite sure how long they will last though, since we ate them immediately :) Maybe a day or two? Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

In the humid South, the sugared leaves will take several hours to dry.

I served them with 3 berry cobbler and ice cream. Super.

Dr. D.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I dipped mine in chocolate after they dried and it turned out AMAZING after a couple hours in the fridge!
G

Chrissy said...

G, great idea!!