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Cream Cheese Mints In Candy Molds

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serves/makes:   72

recipe id: 6892
Cream Cheese Mints In Candy Molds Recipe
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1 package (3 ounce size) cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon flavoring (peppermint, butter, almond, wintergreen or whatever)
food coloring or colored sugared (optional)
3 cups confectioners' sugar (as needed)
granulated sugar


Mix cheese in bowl until soft. Add coloring and flavoring (very slowly -- on high humidity days, it will take less); gradually add the sugar. Mix and knead until it is the consistency of pie dough or putty.

Roll into balls the size of a marble. Dip balls in granulated sugar and press firmly into a candy mold. Unmold at once onto waxed paper. Once firm, transfer onto a cake rack and let dry for a few hours. They will keep a long time if you store them in an air-tight container.

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24 calories, 0 grams fat, 5 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in sodium. This recipe is low in fat.
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My mother and I have used the mint recipe for 40+ years and it is always a hit. And yes, you can refrigerate it to use later. We make up the mint, color, flavor and all, put it in a plastic bag and keep it for up to a week. Comes out great. Love this recipe and am often asked to prepare it for different occasions.

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Apr 21, 2014

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Very easy to make, but very hard to resist. They are delicious.

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I figured making candies like these would be far more work than this but this was one of the easiest recipes I think I've ever made! And they turned out nice too. I got candy molds from Michael's crafts (Wilton brand) and there are so many cool molds that these have possibilities for any holiday or occasion.

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Helped make these for a friend's wedding. They turned out beautifully! Used butter flavoring and tinted them pink.

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Okay, I am wondering if I can make up the recipe and keep in the fridge, and then make the candy as I have time?? Will it become too stiff to use?

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I was given this recipe from my Grandmother, who also gave me all of her molds. I must have 30+ of them! (of course, adding to my collection over the years.) Making these is one of my favorite things to do. They are a MUST at any wedding, graduation, baby shower ect. I have Christmas molds that I make up during the holidays. They add a nice touch to my cookie trays.

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Molds are available at several sources online. Google mint molds.

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This is something my mom used to make in fact she had the rose soft rubber mold still!...if anyone knows where I can find these molds please let me know... I made this for my sons wedding and it was a huge hit and brought back many memories for many of us older people! The cream cheese does tend to get a little too soft when sitting out for a while so I would just pop in fridge to set for a while and could work with it again without sticking to your hands.