A few months ago, I stumbled upon one of these mint varieties at a supermarket, and had to have it! It smells (and tastes) like chocolate mint- no kidding! Unlike regular mint, it's less fibrous and the texture reminds me more of basil. Luckily, after planting it in my herb garden, it grew beautifully.
So I decided to make candied (or sugared) mint leaves, which is typically done with egg whites. I found that using ground flaxseeds and water (flax eggs) worked well. I also put my raw sugar into my Magic Bullet to make it into a fine powder. You could also use a spice or coffee grinder for this.
Tips: Dip the leaves in the sticky flax mixture, then squeeze off excess with your fingers so it won't be too clumpy. Then sprinkle sugar evenly over leaf (front and back), and shake off excess. Put leaves on a drying rack for a few hours, or until they're hardened.
Here are the finished leaves. They taste like chocolate mint candy, and they're perfect for...