Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat the cannabutter with a hand mixer at medium speed until it is smooth and creamy.
Add the salt. While continuing to mix at medium speed, gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar. Allowing each addition to incorporate before adding more. This will help bring the mix together without clumping.
Add the milk, vanilla and peppermint extracts to the bowl and mix on low speed until incorporated.
Increase the speed to medium and gradually add about 1½ cups of the remaining powdered sugar to the mixture. This will develop a dough consistency. A little more powdered sugar can be added if it's too wet, but adding too much will make the dough crumbly.
Divide your dough into 3 or 4 equal portions, depending on how many colors you want. Wrap each ball in plastic wrap to keep the dough from drying out.
If adding color, take one of your dough portions and add 1-4 drops of food coloring. Add more or less for color intensity. Next, knead the color into the dough until evenly incorporated. Set aside. For multiple colors, repeat this step.
Lightly dust a clean, flat work surface with some of the remaining ½ cup of confectioners sugar.
Divide your colored dough portion into golf ball-sized pieces. Roll them one-by-one between your flat palms and work surface to create long cylinders (think snakes) approximately a ½ inch thick.
With a sharp knife cut, the cylinders into ½ inch segments. Then, with a thin spatula, pick up the candies and place them on the reserved sheet pan to dry.
Repeat steps 9 and 10 until all colors are complete.
Cover the sheet pan with a breathable option, like a screen or cheesecloth, and allow the candies to air dry for at least 24 hours.
Your cannabis buttermints are now ready to enjoy! Store the candies in an air-tight container for 7-10 days at room temperature or 1-2 months in the refrigerator. We bet you will eat them faster than that...
Concentrate can be used instead of Cannabutter, just substitute the same amount of plain butter for Cannabutter and add your concentrate to the plain butter in step 1.
The dough can also be rolled out 1/4 inch thick and bite size cookie cutters can be used instead of rolling and segmenting.
If using salted butter, omit the kosher salt from recipe.
If dough gets too crumbly when rolling, a drop or 2 of milk can be added and kneaded into portioned dough.
Other flavorings can be substituted for the peppermint extract, just use the same amount. Lemon, Raspberry, Coconut, etc, extracts are delightful!