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."
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing
MAKES:72 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing
MAKES: 72 servings


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

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 24 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. Mix cream cheese and extract until blended. Beat in 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar. Knead in remaining confectioners' sugar. Shape into 1/2-in. balls. If desired, roll in colored sugar. place on baking sheets. Flatten with a fork.
  2. Let stand until firm, 1-2 hours. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: about 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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Rosemary Swope User ID: 1654672 258498
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2016

"easy and better than you can buy at a store. Shared some with friends and they really liked them too. Thanks for sharing."

bicktasw User ID: 4201818 246676
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!!!"

Meredith1975 User ID: 3486009 73225
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."

Troyellen User ID: 5723051 71263
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

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

ljhore User ID: 4710619 50777
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!"

[email protected] User ID: 6220263 25933
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!"

jamierincker User ID: 6913237 28447
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2012

"Not only did I make the mint ones, I made another batch and used strawberry flavoring and red food coloring as another option. They were really good."

Meredith1975 User ID: 3486009 73768
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"The recipe calls for only 3 oz. and not a whole 8 oz. package of cream cheese?"

welcomemom2002 User ID: 3011584 36357
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2011

"I made these chocolate mint by using 2 1/2 C sugar and 1/2 C cocoa."

BestGramma User ID: 5584919 75291
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"Although these tasted wonderfull, I did have to add more confectioners sugar because it was just to gooey and sticky to even attempt to roll. Adding more of the c sugar did not take away from the cream cheese goodness"

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