Cream Cheese Mints

Cream cheese, wedding, addictive, mints, whatever you want to call them. They are super tasty and hard to stop eating.  I remember buying these from our local Harry and David’s gift shop around the holidays and eating the whole bag.  My grandmother also had these in a large dish, usually around the holidays.  Who knew they were so easy to make?!?!   The use of the cone and piping bag make it easy to give these mints to friends, as a cute and fun way to share the love.


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Cream Cheese Mints
Passive Time 24 Hours
Servings
Cones
Ingredients
Passive Time 24 Hours
Servings
Cones
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients together until creamy. Divide the mixture evenly into bowls according to the number of colors you want to make. Add one drop of color per bowl. Stir until color is fully incorporated. I used a star tip and piping bag to create my mint's shape. Fill the bag with one color at a time. If you don't mind two-tone mints, don't worry about cleaning the bag or using a new one when changing colors.
  2. Pipe the mints onto a sheet of wax or parchment paper. Smaller mints dry faster and are easier to work with, however you can decide the appropriate size. I found it easier to line a baking sheet with paper so the mints can be placed in the freezer. I used sprinkles on top of the mints, froze them so they could easily be removed from the paper, then flipped them over once frozen, so they could dry on the other side. the sprinkles helped in the drying process to allow proper air circulation for even drying, once the mints were flipped over.
  3. Another way to prevent sticking would be to lightly dust the paper with powdered sugar or sprinkles before pipping, however I found it more difficult to pipe the mints because they wouldn't stick. You decide what works best for you.
  4. Let the mints dry over night. the outside should be firm, the center somewhat soft when you package them. To keep them fresh, store in zip top bags, if you don't plan on eating or giving them as gifts right away.
  5. If you plan to place the mints in a cone as a gift, place the cone in the piping bag first. then fill the cone with mints. I filled mine an inch above the top of the cone, then tied a ribbon around the top to seal. It may be easier to place the cone in a cup to hold it, if you need an extra hand while you fill and tie the ribbon.