Tuesday, November 18, 2008


This is an old recipe from the back of a 60s or 70s DOMINO POWDERED SUGAR box.

1 lb Donino Confectioners 10-X Powdered Sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup light corn syrup

Mix all ingredients together until well blended. Put on board and knead until perfectly smooth and satiny. Tint with food color if desired. Shape and use as desired in making any of the following candies:

NUT SQUARES OR DIAMONDS: Knead 1/2 cup toasted chopped almonds, filberts, hickory nuts, butternuts, pecans, or walnuts into fondant. Substitute almond extract for the vanilla extract. Roll out fondant 1/3-inch thick. Cut into small squares or diamonds. Let dry and store pieces in airtight container.

MINTS: Omit vanilla and add a few drops oil or extract of peppermint or wintergreen. Tint green or pink. Shape into 3/4 inch balls and flatten into patties with a fork. Let dry and store in airtight container.


Heather said...

Thanks so much for posting this recipe. I remembered sneaking into my grandmothers fridge in the late 70s to get a butter mint ball. I later got the recipe, but lost it. I made some tonight to send to my brother who is in the Army in Kuwait. I hope it brings back memories for him too! Merry Christmas '08!

Vintage Recipes said...

Sure hope Heather's brother enjoys the candies she sent him. To all you out there, remember our troops. Our freedoms belong to us because of them, past and present. My dad was in the Army Air Corp, I was an Air Force Wife, Army mother and Army Mother-in-law. A big "Thank You" to our Vets and Military Men and Women!