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With minimal ingredients and a fun design, these Cream Cheese Mints are perfect for your next holiday gathering. Perfect for refreshment in between meals and super easy.

Cream Cheese Mints on white tray with star on top.

I have always loved Cream Cheese Mints, my family has been making them for many years. Usually, we have made them round with a fork pattern on top.

Since the holidays are fast approaching, I wanted to take a twist on them and I made the Cream Cheese Mints into mini Christmas trees!

They are a super fun treat that you can have sitting around after dinner to have people refresh and enjoy. I love just eating them like candy but others have other ways.

They take very minimal ingredients and the hardest part is to wait for them to dry out and set up! So they are one of those recipes that are great to make ahead of time.

You can pretty much shape and color these mints into anything that you want, they are absolutely versatile, hearts and pink for Valentines, pumpkins and orange for Halloween, red white and blue for 4th of July.

See what I mean, the possibilities are endless, this recipe is a base recipe that works with any food coloring and topping that you choose, but I hope that you try our Christmas tree version.

Some of our other favorite holiday recipes that we have on our site include: Christmas Trail Mix, Holiday Oreo Truffles and White Chocolate Cranberry Cheesecake Bars.

Overhead of Cream Cheese Mints on white tray with star sprinkle.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  • With only 5 ingredients, these are super easy.
  • You can make them with a hand mixer or a stand mixer.
  • This stores well.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (FULL RECIPE BELOW):

Cream cheese
Powdered sugar
Mint extract
Green food coloring
Sprinkles

Ingredients needed to make Cream Cheese Mints.

HOW TO MAKE CREAM CHEESE MINTS:

  1. Combine the softened cream cheese with the powdered sugar. The texture should feel like thick frosting and should hold shape.
  2. Mix in a quarter teaspoon of mint extract, give the mixture a taste and add additional mint extract as needed.
  3. Mix in the green food coloring to create desired green color.
  4. Spoon the batter into a piping bag fitted with a star tip.
  5. Pipe the batter into the desired shape, onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Add details with your sprinkles.
  7. Let the mints sit at room temperature for approx 6 hours. After 6 hours the mints should be hardened on the outside but soft and creamy on the inside. 

Step by step photos on how to make Cream Cheese Mints.

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO PIPE THESE INTO TREES?

We like to use a large piping bag that is fitted with an open star tip or a Wilton 1M. Since these are smaller you will just want to do a quick swirl to get that tree shape.

You can then immediately place the star sprinkle on top and let them set up.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR CREAM CHEESE MINTS TO SET UP?

We let these sit out for 6 hours to dry out. I feel like this is a sufficient amount of time for the outside to be hardened on the outside but still soft and creamy on the inside.

HOW MANY DOES THIS BATCH MAKE?

This makes roughly 75 cream cheese mints, that are smaller. If you want to make larger mints you absolutely can do that, mints are usually smaller because of the way they are consumed.

But like I said if you want to make them larger you absolutely can, you will just have less of them.

Mints on white tray with start sprinkle on top.

HOW TO STORE:

Since these contain cream cheese they need to be refrigerated, you can store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container where they will keep for up to two weeks.

These can also be frozen, if you have enough leftover then place them in a freezer container and stack them separated by parchment paper where they will keep for up to 2 months.

Remove to the refrigerator to defrost slightly before consuming.

TIPS AND TRICKS: 

  • Make sure your cream cheese is softened, this helps with blending it smoothly right away.
  • You can use a hand mixer or stand mixer for these.
  • Use different colors and shapes for different holidays.
  • We use an open star tip for piping these (Wilton 1M).
  • You can make these bigger if you’d like.
  • They need to dry out for at least 6 hours.

Hand holding up one cream cheese mint.

Looking for that perfectly easy, tasty, and festive recipe to serve for the holidays? Then you have to try these Cream Cheese Mints.

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5 from 4 votes

Cream Cheese Mints

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 16 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Setting Time: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 16 minutes
With minimal ingredients and a fun design these Cream Cheese Mints are perfect for your next holiday gathering. Perfect for refresh in between meals and super easy.
Servings 75

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Combine the softened cream cheese with the powdered sugar. The texture should feel like thick frosting and should hold shape.
  • Mix in a quarter teaspoon of mint extract, give the mixture a taste and add additional mint extract as needed.
  • Mix in the green food coloring to create desired green color.
  • Spoon the batter into a piping bag fitted with a star tip.
  • Pipe the batter into the desired shape, onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Add details with your sprinkles.
  • Let the mints sit at room temperature for approx 6 hours. After 6 hours the mints should be hardened on the outside but soft and creamy on the inside.

Nutrition

Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 3mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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