How To Make Cream Cheese Mints From Scratch
Have you tried making cream cheese mints from scratch? You may see these little gems at wedding receptions, baby showers, or just about any party! They melt in your mouth with just the right amount of peppermint extract flavoring. Or just about any flavoring you desire.
You can make these using just about any coloring, like pink and blue for a baby shower. How cute would that be? These would make really cute neighbor gifts for the holidays.
Do Cream Cheese Mints Make Good Gifts?
I love homemade gifts in mason jars, and these would be perfect in them. They are creamy and light and you can’t eat just one. Whether you are attending a bridal shower, baby shower, wedding shower, or anything in between, you need to make these.
So, yes, I’d have to say that cream cheese mints make a very good gift! Wouldn’t you love something sweet to munch on from time to time? Of course, you would.
How Long Do Cream Cheese Mints Keep?
If you plan on keeping cream cheese mints out on the counter or table, note that they can be left out for 3-4 hours. Most of the time these mints don’t last that long, people just gobble them right up. It’s nice knowing you can have a sweet treat for everyone to enjoy!
How Many Cream Cheese Mints Do You Need for a Party?
Throwing a party is meant to be fun, but you will want to have the right amount of mints on hand. It’s recommended that for every 50 people, you have five mason jars full of mints. Beware though, some people can eat a whole jar of mints on their own.
Ways to Use These
Do you want to make cream cheese mints, but really don’t know where to start? You need some ideas! Check out these ways in which you can use cream cheese mints.
- Birthday parties
- Anniversary parties
- Weddings or Receptions
- Baby showers
- Church gatherings
- The closet, for when mommy needs a sweet treat
- Cream cheese
- Unsalted butter
- Powdered sugar
- Peppermint extract
- Food coloring-GEL is my favorite
They Look So Cute In Jars
Gather the ingredients to make your first batch of cream cheese mints.
If you have a food processor that would be awesome. Using a food processor, add the cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar.
Mix until everything is combined and a ball of dough is formed.
Add in the extract and process for another minute. Drop a few drops of food coloring onto the dough and fold it in. Knead the dough until the coloring is fully incorporated. If you choose to do a few colors, separate the dough and then add coloring to each ball of dough.
Grab a platter or cutting board and a sheet of waxed paper. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar so the cream cheese mints will not stick to the paper.
Taking teaspoon amounts of dough, or smaller if you would like, roll the dough into a ball and place onto a sheet of wax paper or parchment paper.
Use the tines of a fork to place some decorative lines across the top, sprinkle with powdered sugar and allow the mints to set for a few hours to harden up.
Store in the refrigerator or freezer for up to 2 months, if they last that long! Please keep them refrigerated because they have cream cheese in them.
Can I Freeze These?
Yes, you can by storing them in airtight containers. They will keep for up to three months. Take the frozen mints out of the freezer about 30 minutes before you plan to serve them.
Don’t forget the importance of having the right airtight containers on hand. No one likes freezer burnt cream cheese mints.
What Other Flavorings Can I Add To The Mints?
The sky’s the limit on these mints. If you make pale yellow mints you can add lemon extract or lemon essential oil. One of my favorite flavors is spearmint in pale green candy. Making orange ones with orange essential oil or extract is perfect for a Halloween party.
What Are The Mints Called At Weddings?
You may have seen color-coordinated mints at weddings called a wedding mint. They may be called butter mints or cream cheese mints. Either way, they look darling in all the wedding theme colors, right? And they taste so good!
Easy To Make Cream Cheese Mints
- 3 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter softened
- 2-3/4 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
- Food coloring of choice, I prefer gel
Using a food processor, add the cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar. Mix until everything is combined and a ball of dough is formed. Add in the extract and process for another minute.
Drop a few drops of food coloring onto the dough and fold it in. Knead the dough until the coloring is fully incorporated. If you choose to do a few colors, separate the dough and then add coloring to each ball of dough.
Taking teaspoon amounts of dough, or smaller if you would like, roll the dough into a ball and place onto a sheet of wax paper. Use a fork to place some decorative lines across the top, sprinkle with powdered sugar and allow the mints to set for a few hours to harden up.
Store in the refrigerator or freezer for up to 2 months, if they last that long!
I hope you try making these cream cheese mints, they are so yummy compared to store-bought mints. You could make it a family affair or project by making your neighborhood gifts.
Sometimes we have to have fun when we see all the negative stuff going on in the world. We can make a difference. Keep on prepping. May God bless this world, Linda
20 thoughts on “How To Make Cream Cheese Mints From Scratch”
I have never heard or seen these before, I am so intrigued. I will definitely be trying these out. looking for something different to make for holiday gifts. thank you for sharing!
Hi C, these have been around forever in Utah. I wonder if it’s a Utah thing! They are so easy to make! I love homemade holiday gifts!! Linda
Oh my gosh, these look so good. Can’t wait to make them!
Hi Jess, these are so easy to make and make great treats for neighbors! Linda
Do these need to be refrigerated?
Hi April, yes the recipe states that. I better go post it a little more prominent, thank you! Linda
My son-in-law LOVES Andes Mints. I think I will try these and color them light green then dip in dark chocolate for his Christmas gift! These look like they are really easy.
Hi Leanne, oh my gosh, that would be awesome! I love Andes Mints!!! Linda
Hi, we used to make something similar on dreary, stay inside days, but no food processor! A wooden spoon and a bowl for each kid and it really did not matter much if they were formed into pretty shapes–just used muscles and time and made for fun! With a high protein snack before and after to help with the sugar!
Hi Jan, I love hearing this! Kids love to make things in the kitchen! A bowl and a wooden spoon work great!! Linda
We always made buttercream mints, essentially the same recipe but all butter. These sound yummy, too. Will try with some powdered erythritol since I’m low carb/keto now.
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Hi Davette, now I want to try making them that way, great tip! Linda
I’ve never seen or heard of this type of mint and cannot wait to try them!
My great grandmother used to make mints out of mashed potatoes! Now I realize she used what she had & didn’t waste food. As kids, we thought her mints were so special.
She made them by scooping out some hot, creamy mashed potatoes, added butter, mint extract, powdered sugar & then refrigerated them.
We ate them a couple hours after dinner. Great memories!
Hi Amy, oh my gosh, mashed potato mints!!!!!! Those sound so good! Great memories!! Linda
These look sooo good! I love the step by step instructions with pictures! I’m making these for a small get together this weekend. Can’t wait! Thank you sooo much for sharing!❤️
Hi Camille, oh, I love hearing this! You can make them in different colors! They are so fun and melt in your mouth! Linda
So easy to make and everyone loves them!
Hi Tiffany, oh I love hearing you made these!! Linda
This was such an easy recipe and very delicious!
Hi Alli, they are so fun to make and you can make them in different colors and flavors! Linda