Cream Cheese Mints

Cream Cheese Mints

Edited on Oct 18, 2004

Great recipe to share with your favorite kids! The kids love to make these and they're a good introduction to candy making.


3 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temp
1 Tbsp milk
1 lb confectioners (powdered) sugar (4 cups)
Paste food coloring, optional
Peppermint or Spearmint oil


Combine cream cheese and milk with a wooden spoon, then add coloring, 2 cups of powdered sugar, and the flavoring oil. Add remaining powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time. When you get to the last cup or so, you'll need to knead it in with your hands.
Using a melon baller, scoop out balls and roll smooth with your hands. Lay on a silicon sheet or parchment paper, and use a fork to flatten. Alternately, especially if you plan on dipping them in chocolate, use the bottom of a glass to flatten. Let dry on top side, then flip to dry bottom. Store in an airtight, sealed container.

Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.

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