I was introduced to these at my husband’s cousin’s wedding several years ago. They were amazing – and addicting! They just melt in your mouth! Rob’s Aunt had made them for her niece’s wedding and the staff put them out as part of the dessert table. They were beautifully displayed and everyone enjoyed them!
Turns out – they are Rob’s grandmother’s recipe. I love recipes that are handed down from generation to generation. I just find it makes the final product just that more special.
I ended up giving them a try as a gift for someone and they turned out great. I love cream cheese frosting so I know combining powdered sugar with cream cheese was not an issue, but adding mint took this confection to a whole different level! The combination is wonderful. The sweetness and creaminess of the cream cheese with the subtle addition of mint is a great combination and these are so easy to make and they store well too!
They are a great addition to any party or gathering. Just be sure to have a lot on hand – because they go very quickly!!!
Grandma’s Cream Cheese Mints
1 lb. powdered sugar
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 – 1/2 tsp. Peppermint extract
Small silicone molds
2) Add the peppermint extract until desired taste is achieved.
3) Remove from bowl and knead like bread until mixture is well combined and soft. If mixture is too moist or sticky, gradually work in more powdered sugar.
4) Press small pieces into silicone/rubber molds and turn out the formed candy onto waxed paper.
5) Store in air-tight containers with wax paper in between each layer and store in the freezer or refrigerator until ready to serve.