Cream Cheese Candies Recipe
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Cream Cheese Candies Recipe

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"This four-ingredient recipe was recommended by friends and shared throughout our neighborhood," says Katie Koziolek from Hartland, Minnesota. "The rich, simple mints are often seen at wedding receptions and graduation parties, and they make a perfect last-minute addition to holiday candy trays."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint or almond extract
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Green and red colored sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 47 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0g fiber), trace protein


  1. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and extract. Beat in 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar. Knead in remaining confectioners' sugar until smooth. Shape into 1/2-in. balls. Roll in colored sugar if desired.
  2. Place on ungreased baking sheets and flatten with a fork. Let stand for 1 hour to harden. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 6 dozen.
Originally published as Cream Cheese Candies in Quick Cooking November/December 1999, p38

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Apr. 6, 2016

"I just made these delicious candies .... using raspberry extract instead of peppermint or almond. If you are a fan of dark chocolate covered raspberry creams ..... this is the ticket!! The taste is almost like a raspberry swirl cheesecake .... and once dipped or drizzled with chocolate!!?? WOW!!!"

Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"I thought the flavor of these were really good, but no matter how much powdered sugar I added, they never got thick enough to be shaped. It was just a mess. Disappointing."

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

"Not very happy with this recipe. All you can taste is the powdered sugar. I will not make it again."

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"These are the best!! They are easy to make and every one who has tried these are always asking me for the recipie every year at Christmas time! Expecially one very special friend! Love you Christina!"

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2012

"These are so EASY to make and are delicious. They are also pretty to put on the table during the holidays. I am constantly asked for the recipe!"

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