Sunday, September 29, 2013

Cream Cheese Mints

by Cindy

I've heard that it was easy to make mints like Libs Candy, so I gave it a try over the weekend.  Almost any shower that I have attended served nuts and Libs Candy mints, and so if you're giving a wedding or baby shower, these mints would be great to serve.  The baby shower that I attended today had yellow homemade mints and they tasted just like mine.  They aren't difficult and don't take too long to make.  I put a small amount of the mints in little blue sacks for a take home gift to show another way that they could be served.  I had a little difficulty in finding peppermint oil, so the place to buy it is Hobby Lobby in the candy making section.  Michaels probably sells it too, but I didn't find it at the several grocery stores that I went to.  

Cream Cheese Mints

8 oz cream cheese, softened
6 T butter, softened
3/4 t pure peppermint oil (NOT mint extract)
2 lbs powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 t vanilla extract
3 drops food coloring or paste, whatever color you are wanting

Combine the cream cheese and butter.

Add the peppermint and vanilla, and then add the powdered sugar about 1/3 cup at a time until the consistency is like play dough.  You don't want it so stiff that it's hard to squeeze out of
the piping bag.  
Put in a pastry bag and using decorative tips, make equal size mints.  Let set 1 hour or put in the refrigerator.  After they are chilled, they are easy to handle and put into little gift sacks or on a tray.  

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Anonymous said...

Can these be frozen? How many does a batch make? Thanks

Buttercream Bakers said...

I think these could be frozen for several months, if they were wrapped well. I don't remember exactly how many mints it made, but I would say at least 100. This recipe could be halved easily.