How to Make CREAM CHEESE MINTS (No Baking Pan Necessary)

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This cream cheese mints recipe is as easy and as delicious as it can get! These adorable heart mints are so creamy they will melt in your mouth! Make them in your favorite colors and shapes to fit the occasion. Perfect for Valentines day, Easter, baby showers, weddings and pretty much every occasion!

Cream cheese mints recipe

Cream cheese mints

If you’ve been looking for a way to show your love for the simple, sweet treats of the sweetest holiday, then this is the perfect Valentine’s Day recipe! This quick, easy cream cheese mints recipe will have them in your belly in no time!

There are probably a million different ways to call cream cheese mints: Cream cheese butter mints, wedding mints, shower mints, retro mints, old fashioned mints. I actually believe that this cream cheese mints recipe goes for so many names because we all love them!

And since they’ve been around for so long there are probably a different million recipes to make them but I like to believe these heart shaped mints are the best. The reason? These cute mints will melt in your mouth! They are super creamy and soft and almost buttery like! And they are shaped like tiny hearts!! If that’s not the most adorable thing on the whole planet then I’m not sure what else can be.

These creamy mints are super easy to make, using just a handful of ingredients you probably have in your pantry. They’re great for holidays, parties and presents. You can even make these for Christmas!

Heart shaped candy

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How long does this cream cheese mints recipe keep?

Cream cheese mints can last for up to 2 weeks in your refrigerator. I advice you store them in an airtight container and place them in one of the cold dry places of your refrigerator (mine happens to be inside one of the drawers).

If you want to store them for longer, maybe because you want to make them really ahead of time or want to always have a stash on hand, you can put them in a zip bag and freeze in the freezer for up to 12 months!

Heart shaped mints

What flavors can I use for my cream cheese mints recipe?

I know they are called mints and a lot of people love that they are minty. However you can play with the extracts as much as you like for this tasty dessert! I love them in vanilla or lemon flavors too.

These heart mints are delicious and refreshing with mint extract and peppermint extract but I love the combination of lemon and grapefruit during the summer months. Orange extract and almond extract are also really delicious too as well as cinnamon, making these the perfect Christmas candy.

Cream cheese mints are a sweet treat that everyone seems to love, better than chocolate! They’re quick and easy to make, and they taste great. Here’s how I make mine for the Valentine’s!

How to make heart shaped candy

Heart mints

Ingredients:

  • cream cheese
  • butter
  • confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
  • mint, spearmint or peppermint oil
  • Food coloring (gel food coloring works best)

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl combine cream cheese and butter until creamy, using an electric mixer. Add mint oil.
  2. Add confectioners sugar and with the help of a rubber spatula incorporate the sugar.
  3. Divide the mixture between 3 medium bowls.
  4. Add two drops of food coloring to one bowl (these will be pastels), three drops to another and four drops to the last one.
  5. Mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  6. You can use a small cookie cutter to shape the heart out of dough if you don’t like the handmade look. But if you don’t have any available, no worries, you can still shape your mints! With the help of your hands shape a small ball.
  7. Then a small V shape.
  8. And finally a small heart. Repeat the process with the rest of the mix.
  9. Let it harden for 2 hours on a baking sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper, before cooling in the fridge. Keep each layer separately and don’t over crowd the mints.

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Cream cheese mints recipe

his cream cheese mints recipe is as easy and as delicious as it can get! These adorable heart mints are so creamy they will melt in your mouth! Make them in your favorite colors and shapes to fit the occasion.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Chilling time2 hours
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream cheese mints, cream cheese mints recipe, heart mints, heart shaped candy, heart shaped mints
Servings: 35 candy
Author: Petro

Ingredients

  • ½ pkg cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 drops mint oil
  • Food coloring optional

Equipment

Instructions

  • In a bowl combine cream cheese and butter until creamy, using a hand mixer. Add mint oil.
  • Add confectioners sugar and with the help of a rubber spatula incorporate the sugar.
  • Divide the mix between 3 bowls. Add two drops of food coloring to one bowl, three drops to another and four drops to the last one. Mix until throughfully incorporated.
  • With the help of your hands shape a small ball. Then a small V shape and finally a small heart. Repeat the process with the rest of the mix.
  • Let it harden for 2 hours before refrigerating.
    Heart shaped candy
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