Cream Cheese Mints

This is a favorite recipe for special occasions. I could not find my candy molds which would have shaped them into pretty roses. So I used a fork to press lines into the top.

8 oz of cream cheese at room temperature (Do not use low fat or fat free. The candies won't hold their shape.)
6 cups of powdered sugar
1 tsp of peppermint
Food coloring (follow directions on package)
Granulated sugar
Candy molds (optional)

Mix cream cheese, peppermint, food coloring and 3 cups of the powdered sugar. Then add the rest of the powdered sugar one cup at a time until you have a dough like consistency. You may not need all 6 cups of powdered sugar. It may be easier to use a food processor than a mixer. 

Use a measuring teaspoon to scoop out candy dough and then roll into a ball. Cover in granulated white sugar and then press into molds. If you do not have candy molds then press to flatten the ball on a baking tray and then make criss cross patterns with a fork.

If you have smaller molds, then use the appropriate size measuring spoon for that candy mold. If you prefer smaller candies, then use 1/2 tsp for each ball. 

Allow to dry on the counter until the outside becomes firm and looses its tackiness. Then store in airtight containers in the fridge or freezer until ready for use. Do use an airtight container to prevent them from picking up flavors from the fridge or freezer. 

Makes over 100 teaspoon sized candies or 200 half-teaspoon sized candies. 


  1. Ooh, nom nom nom! Could be any color or another flavor as well and not be 'mints'. Even without a mold they look very nice.

  2. Those sound great! I need to try the recipe!