Aunt Marian’s Cream Cheese Mints – An Old Fashioned Cream Cheese Mint Recipe

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These easy three-ingredient Cream Cheese Mints are the perfect compliment for any bridal or baby shower, wedding, or family gathering.  The best part is that the only utensil needed is your hands. What are the three ingredients? Cream Cheese, Powdered Sugar and Peppermint Extract. 

Cream Cheese Mints Recipe

This easy Cream Cheese Mints recipe belonged to our Great Aunt Marian.

Back in the day, Aunt Marian catered weddings and made the wedding cakes, and these were the mints that accompanied the cake.  Aunt Marian surprised our parents with a fountain in between the layers of the wedding cake.

It’s hard to find someone to make party mints for weddings these days, but the good news is that you can easily make pastel mints or dessert mints yourself.

We carried on this family tradition by making easy cream cheese mints for Megan’s recent wedding.  What a wonderful legacy to carry through the generations.  Share with us what recipes your family makes that come from past generations!

Old Fashioned Mints Ingredients:

There’s just three simple ingredients if these delectable treats, or four if you want to color them.

Cream cheese, softened

Powdered Sugar

Peppermint Extract

Food Coloring (optional)

(The mints are in the background.)

Cream Cheese Mints

How did we get our mints to look so adorable?  Buttons! We love the vintage look of using a variety of buttons. We also love when recipes use measurements such as “capfuls”.  No worries, we converted to standard measurement. We also doubled the original recipe to make a few more mints to enjoy.

The Cream Cheese Mints for Megan’s wedding were white, but you can use 2-3 teaspoons of food coloring to create the color you are looking for. If you don’t want to use a button, you can also slightly flatten each ball and the press down with a fork.

How to Make Cream Cheese Mints

For the full ingredient amounts and recipe instruction for old fashioned cream cheese mints, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post. 

Instructions:

  1. Place a room temperature brick of cream cheese in a mixing bowl with powdered sugar.
  2. Knead the two ingredients together with clean hands until no longer sticky.
  3. Add peppermint extract (and food coloring if desired). Knead mixture until peppermint extract is incorporated evenly throughout.
  4. Roll into small balls (about the size of a grape).
  5. Use a clean button and press down on the ball. Once finished, let the mints set out overnight to dry.

Notes About Dessert Mints:

  • Be sure your cream cheese is at room temperature to prevent any lumps.
  • The best utensil to make these dessert mints is your clean hands. Knead the powdered sugar and cream cheese until if forms a nice soft dough.
  • If the dough seems a bit dry, that’s ok because the peppermint extract (and optional food coloring) will add some moisture.
  • How to make a pastel mint recipe? Just add the desired food coloring to make pretty pastel mints.  You will want to use a spatula or spoon to stir in food coloring or wear gloves to save your hands.
  • Let these mints sit for approximately 8 hours to dry out before storing in the refrigerator.
  • A fork can be used instead of buttons if a different look is desired.
  • These dessert mints will store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or the freezer for up to 2 months.

How to Make Pastel Mints?

Follow this easy cream cheese mint recipe using powdered sugar, cream cheese and peppermint extract. When you add the peppermint extract, add food coloring (preferably the gel type) to the desired color you are looking for.

The sky is the limit, but pretty pastel colors are the perfect wedding or shower adornment.

How to Store Cream Cheese Mints?

The question “do I need to refrigerate cream cheese mints” comes up often.  Since this recipe has cream cheese as one of the ingredients, it is necessary to store these mints in the refrigerator or freezer, not room temperature.  Cream cheese is a perishable food item meaning it will spoil if left at room temperature.

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These easy three-ingredient Cream Cheese Mints are the perfect compliment for any bridal or baby shower, wedding, or family gathering.  The best part is that the only utensil needed is your hands. What are the three ingredients? Cream Cheese, Powdered Sugar and Peppermint Extract. 
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Aunt Marian's Cream Cheese Mints

These easy three-ingredient Cream Cheese Mints are the perfect compliment for any bridal or baby shower, wedding, or family gathering.  The best part is that the only utensil needed is your hands.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream cheese mints, dessert mints, old fashioned cream cheese mints, party mints, pastel mints
Servings: 100 mints
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Megan

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperaure
  • 2 lb. powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • food coloring

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, use your clean hands to knead the cream cheese and powdered sugar together until no longer sticky.  
    These easy three-ingredient Cream Cheese Mints are the perfect compliment for any bridal or baby shower, wedding, or family gathering.  The best part is that the only utensil needed is your hands. What are the three ingredients? Cream Cheese, Powdered Sugar and Peppermint Extract. 
  • Add peppermint extract, and food coloring if a different color mint is desired. Knead thoroughly to mix peppermint flavoring uniformly.
    These easy three-ingredient Cream Cheese Mints are the perfect compliment for any bridal or baby shower, wedding, or family gathering.  The best part is that the only utensil needed is your hands. What are the three ingredients? Cream Cheese, Powdered Sugar and Peppermint Extract. 
  • Form into small balls, approximately the size of a grape.  You may need to work the dough together with your hands a bit as you are forming the balls.
    These easy three-ingredient Cream Cheese Mints are the perfect compliment for any bridal or baby shower, wedding, or family gathering.  The best part is that the only utensil needed is your hands. What are the three ingredients? Cream Cheese, Powdered Sugar and Peppermint Extract. 
  • Use a clean button (or a variety) to press down the dough ball.
    These easy three-ingredient Cream Cheese Mints are the perfect compliment for any bridal or baby shower, wedding, or family gathering.  The best part is that the only utensil needed is your hands. What are the three ingredients? Cream Cheese, Powdered Sugar and Peppermint Extract. 
  • Let the mints sit out to dry overnight (at least 8 hours).
    These easy three-ingredient Cream Cheese Mints are the perfect compliment for any bridal or baby shower, wedding, or family gathering.  The best part is that the only utensil needed is your hands. What are the three ingredients? Cream Cheese, Powdered Sugar and Peppermint Extract. 
  • Store for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator, or store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. Makes about 9 dozen.

Notes

  • Be sure your cream cheese is at room temperature to prevent any lumps.
  • The best utensil to make these dessert mints is your clean hands. Knead the powdered sugar and cream cheese until if forms a nice soft dough.
  • If the dough seems a bit dry, that's ok because the peppermint extract (and optional food coloring) will add some moisture. 
  • How to make a pastel mint recipe? Just add the desired food coloring to make pretty pastel mints.  You will want to use a spatula or spoon to stir in food coloring or wear gloves to save your hands. 
  • Let these mints sit for approximately 8 hours to dry out before storing in the refrigerator.
  • These dessert mints will store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or the freezer for up to 2 months. 
  • Looking for another wedding or shower candy? Try this amazing Cinnamon Glazed Pecan recipe. 

Nutrition

Serving: 4Mints | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 12mg | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 113IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

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