Sugarless Heart Mint Candies for Valentine's Day
These Sugarless Heart Mints are very easy to make & only two calories each. The recipe is made with Swerve sweetener, a product relatively new to the market, which I was an ambassador for last year. While that program is over, I am still investigating the use of this natural zero calorie sweeter* in different recipes. One thing I had noticed about their confectionery version was that when concentrated, it sort of gives you a cooling sensation. This seemed perfect for making mint candies.
The light pink hearts were only colored with juice, while the deeper pink was achieved with a natural food coloring.
- 1 ½ cups Swerve Confectionery style
- 3 tbs No sugar added Cranberry juice
- ¼ teaspoon mint extract
- **optional 3-4 drops red food coloring
- Mix ingredients together well until smooth.
- Divide into 6-8 small balls and roll out on board lightly dusted with Swerve.
- Use small heart cookie cutter (about an inch or smaller) to make heart shapes.
- Place hearts on parchment to dry at least 3 hours before storing.
*not quite zero really, but it is considered zero as their is less than 1 calorie per one teaspoon serving. It is extremely low calorie regardless.
2 calories? I'm pretty sure I intake more calories than that by just smelling what's cooking!
TerriAnn @ Cookies & Clogs says
Great idea and I'm sure it tastes a whole lot better than commercially available candy hearts, especially with the added mint!
Tiff @ Babes and Kids says
These are pretty. I haven't heard of swerve, but I will keep an eye out for it at the market!
Kelsey Apley says
These are so pretty and I love that they are low-cal!!!
Those are super cute! I love how low calorie they are!
Marcie W. says
Adorable and guilt free, certainly worthy of some love!
I love Swerve! I'm making these this weekend!
I'm sold that means I could eat like 25 of them before starting to feel guilty 😉
While I am sure Swerve is a wonderful product, I live overseas and I only have access to Equal and Splenda. Would either of these products work?
Robin Gagnon says
No, not unless you completely reworked the recipe in some manner to make up for the extreme sweetness of those products. You might have another Erythritol based product locally though.
Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins says
You had me at sugarless! They look really cute and I bet they taste good as well.
Theresa @ Faith and Family Reviews says
I still haven't restocked my swerve supply but will remember to come back for this recipe when I do!
Awesome! I can't wait to try these. They look so pretty too!
These are just too sweet and I love that they are sugar free!
Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy.com says
How cute and only 2 calories. You've got to be kidding. That's awesome.
Those would be perfect for Valentine's Day.