Homemade Mints

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + standing


about 12-1/2 dozen

Updated: Jun. 04, 2022
David and I hosted a delicious dinner at my parents' house after our outdoor ceremony at a scenic spot. Our guests appreciated a tray of pretty, refreshing mints after the hearty meal. These mints are easy to make and have wonderful homemade flavor.


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • 6-2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Red, green and yellow food coloring
  • Sugar


  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and mint extract until smooth. Gradually beat in as much confectioners' sugar as possible; knead in remaining confectioners' sugar.
  2. Divide mixture into four portions. Tint one pink, one green and one yellow, leaving one portion white. For each color, shape into 1/2-in. balls. Dip one side of each ball into sugar. Press sugared side into small candy molds; unmold and place on waxed paper. Let stand 1 hour or until dry before storing in airtight containers; refrigerate. May be stored for up to 1 week before serving.
Editor's Note: Mints may also be made without molds by placing sugar side up on waxed paper. Flatten with a fork, forming a crisscross pattern.

Nutrition Facts

3 each: 79 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 14mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.