Cream Cheese Mints  candy Recipe

Cream cheese mints are a delightful treat that melt in your mouth with a creamy, minty flavor. Here's a simple recipe to make them at home:

Ingredients: – 4 ounces (113g) cream cheese, softened – 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened – 4 cups powdered sugar (confectioners' sugar), plus extra for rolling

– 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract – Food coloring (optional) – Granulated sugar or decorative sprinkles (optional, for coating)

1. In a mixing bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese and butter until smooth and well combined.

1. Gradually add the powdered sugar to the cream cheese mixture, mixing well after each addition, until a smooth and thick dough forms. You may need to adjust the amount of powdered sugar slightly depending on the consistency of the dough.

1. Add the peppermint extract to the dough and mix until evenly incorporated. Taste the dough and adjust the mint flavor to your liking.

1. If desired, divide the dough into smaller portions and add food coloring to each portion, mixing until the desired color is achieved.

1. Roll the colored dough into small balls, about 1 teaspoon each, and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper.