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Cream Cheese Mints {An Easy Valentine’s Day Candy Idea}

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These easy Cream Cheese Mints just take a few ingredients, and are the perfect Valentine’s Day candy idea! Make them as teacher or friend gifts, or just because. You can change out the colors to personalize them for any holiday or event!

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Friends, I have so many good things to say about these easy Cream Cheese Mints. They are simple, easy to make, and are perfect for Valentines Day!

I made them two ways. First, with the traditional fork crisscross pattern, and then covered with white heart sprinkles…

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Full printable recipe card and shopping list are below, but in short, you’ll need…

  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • food coloring (optional)
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk (optional)

Add your softened cream cheese to stand mixer (you can also use a hand mixer). Mix for 1 minute, then add your confectioners sugar, one cup at a time, letting each addition incorporate before adding another.

You want your mixture firm, but moist. If your mixture is too hard, add a tablespoon of milk and mix in. If your mixture is too moist, add more powdered sugar.

Add your extract, then, if you’re making more than one color, divide into bowls. Add food coloring and mix in.

Refrigerate mixture for about an hour, as mixture will be sticky!

Form balls and place on parchment covered sheet pans. Flatten and decorate. Refrigerate until firm. Store in refrigerator in airtight container.

After you make your mixture (full recipe is below), simply divide into bowls and use food coloring to make as many different colors as you’d like.

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I used the bottom of a ramekin to flatten mine, but a hand works well, too.

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Cream Cheese Mints {An Easy Valentine's Day Candy Idea}

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Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • food coloring (optional)
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk (optional)

Instructions

Add your softened cream cheese to stand mixer (you can also use a hand mixer). Mix for 1 minute, then add your confectioners sugar, one cup at a time, letting each addition incorporate before adding another.

You want your mixture firm, but moist. If your mixture is too hard, add a tablespoon of milk and mix in. If your mixture is too moist, add more powdered sugar.

Add your extract, then, if you're making more than one color, divide into bowls. Add food coloring and mix in.

Refrigerate mixture for about an hour, as mixture will be sticky!

Form balls and place on parchment covered sheet pans. Flatten and decorate. Refrigerate until firm. Store in refrigerator in airtight container.

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These turned out amazing! We all loved them, and I can’t wait to package them up for some Valentine’s Day treats!

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Looking for more Valentines Day ideas? We have plenty!

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Valentines Day Printable Gift Tags

Thanks for reading all about my Cream Cheese Mints {An Easy Valentine’s Day Candy Idea}! Have a lovely day!

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Sarah

Wednesday 31st of January 2018

Oh these sound divine! They're so cute, too!

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