Old-Fashioned Cream Cheese Mints Recipe

cream cheese mints
These melt-in-your-mouth mints are a simple, classic candy that make any table look elegant. This recipe is so easy that it only takes a few minutes to whip up and only a few easy ingredients! Perfect wedding favors, don’t you think?


  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 2-pound bag of powdered/confectioners sugar (you may not need a whole bag)
  • Food flavoring (peppermint, almond and vanilla work well)
  • Food coloring
  • Granulated sugar, for coating mints

Place cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, start adding powdered sugar until you reach the consistency of play dough.  If the dough is sticky, keep adding powdered sugar.

Add a drop or two of flavoring and mix to incorporate. Add more flavoring if desired.

Place equal portions of the dough into separate bowls. Add desired food coloring and mix well.

To make mints, take a marble-sized portion of dough, roll it in granulated sugar, and press into a mint mold.


Remove mint by inverting the mint mold. The mint should pop right out. Repeat with remaining dough. Store in fridge until ready to serve. You can also freeze them if you want to make them ahead as wedding favors.

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  1. Posted by Dane on March 17th, 2014 at 11:28pm

    Those photographs look so delicious!!! I will definitely be recommending them to any of my future brides! I love how the pastel colors come out in the images! Good work! YUM!
  2. Posted by Margie on April 1st, 2014 at 5:04pm

    Looks so gooood!
  3. Posted by Sara on April 21st, 2014 at 10:30am

    If you freeze them, what is the best way to defrost them and do they lose any flavor?
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