Total Time
12hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 hrs

I would call these Halloween after dinner mints. The cooking time is standing time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (3 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons purchased black icing
  • sugar (black sanding or decorating) (optional)


  1. In a large mixing bowl stir together softened cream cheese and peppermint extract.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar, stirring until mixture is smooth (Knead in the last of the powdered sugar with your hands).
  3. Add black icing, knead until food coloring is evenly distributed.
  4. Form cream cheese mixture into 1/2 - 3/4-inch balls.
  5. Roll each ball in sanding sugar if desired; place on waxed paper.
  6. Cover mints with paper towels and let dry overnight.
  7. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator or freeze up to 1 month. Makes 96 to 120 pieces.


Most Helpful

I really liked this. On step three however I used red food color and did not knead it as long so it looked kind of swirled. Anyway they turned out great. Thanks.

Nyteglori November 18, 2007

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