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Homemade Mints Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + standing YIELD:50 servings


  • 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 mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and mint extract until smooth. Gradually beat in as much confectioners' sugar as possible; knead in remaining confectioners' sugar. 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. Yield: about 12-1/2 dozen.

Recipe Note

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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Reviewed May. 11, 2015

"Whenever I make these, the request for the recipe follows. I cannot tell you how many times I have handed out the recipe."

Reviewed Feb. 13, 2014


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