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Cream Cheese Mints

Delicious mints typically found at weddings.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword mints, sweets, weddings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings 60
Calories 71 kcal
Author Cindy Hopper

Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 pound 16 ounces powdered sugar
  • 1/8 – 1/4 tsp. oil of peppermint or another flavoring -cheesecake is one of my favorites
  • gel food coloring
  • granulated sugar
  • flexible rubber mint molds

Instructions

  1. Mix together cream cheese, flavoring, powdered sugar. Start with a 1/8 teaspoon of flavoring and then add more to desired taste. I love cheesecake flavoring! Knead (I use a food processor). The mixture will form a stiff dough. Add gel paste coloring to color the dough. I used one drop. If dough becomes sticky add in a bit more powdered sugar while kneading in coloring.
  2. Roll into tiny balls (make a test to determine the size of the ball — each mold is a little different). Coat balls with granulated sugar. Form cream cheese mints into balls
  3. Press ball into mold.
  4. Immediately flip mold over and release mint. Repeat over and over.

Recipe Notes

  • Be sure to use a gel or paste food coloring. Liquid food coloring adds too much liquid to the mixture.
  • I often find after I make a couple dozen mints they start to stick in the mold. This is usually because the mixture is not cold enough and the heat from my hands has made the mold sticky. I stop, refrigerate the mixture, wash my hands and the mold in cold water. Make sure the mold is completely dry and begin again.
  • For darker colored mints (like red) I have had great success not coloring the dough but instead using colored sanding sugar. This works best if you roll the ball immediately in the colored sugar so it evenly coats the ball.
  • These mints freeze beautifully in an airtight container.
  • Mints can also be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Look at the expiration date on the cream cheese to see how long they will last.
  • You can use any flavor of the professional strength flavoring. Look through the comments for ideas.  Cheesecake flavoring is for sure my favorite.  I also prefer spearmint or creme de menthe over peppermint. I have also had flavors like lime and they were surprisingly good.
Nutrition Facts
Cream Cheese Mints
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 71 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 5mg0%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Sugar 14g16%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Calcium 4mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.