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Easy Cream Cheese Mints

  • Author: Betty Crocker
  • Category: Candy
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: Holiday


Requiring only a handful of ingredients and not much time, these classic cream cheese mints are a great treat to make with kids. Ideal for Easter or Christmas to add a fun pop of color to your celebration.


3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar, plus more for dusting the work surface
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract (or whatever flavor you want–lemon, orange, lime, almond…you can’t go wrong)
Food coloring (optional)


In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar until it comes together in a ball. Add the flavoring and pulse a few more times.

Lightly dust a work surface with powdered sugar. Remove the dough from the work bowl and knead in the food coloring. Roll the dough into a rope about 1/2 in diameter. Cut the rope into slices, then roll each slice into a ball. Press the ball with the tines of a fork and allow to dry for about 2 hours on wax paper. Store covered in the refrigerator for about a week or in the freezer for 2-3 months.

Keywords: Cream cheese, mint, candy, holiday, Christmas, Easter