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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Wedding/party mints

With wedding and shower season upon us I have had request for my mint recipe to be shown here.  So today I am going to show you how to make your own mints for a party, shower, or wedding.
I am going to show you what is needed for one recipe of the mints.  If you are going to make them for a party you will need to make many more recipes.  Cream cheese, powder sugar and peppermint extract is all you really need to make these delicious mints.
You need to have softened cream cheese.  The recipe calls for 3 oz of cream cheese.  If you are making more you can use the 8 oz blocks and use the fat free or lite version if you prefer. To that start by adding 1 c of powdered sugar.
You will need to use your hand mixer and be very careful because if you don't you will have powdered sugar all over your kitchen.  Add another cup of powdered sugar.  Also add between 1-2 1/2 teaspoons of peppermint extract.
You will add a total of 3 cups of sugar.  If you want to add color to the mints you can do this now.  I decided to add some pink.  This is a gel color I had. You can use food coloring and I think it might mix better.
Mix well.  As you can see it is a little speckled.  I think the liquid food coloring would have mixed better.
Completely mixed. Ready for the molds.
Before you put the ball of mint in the mold you need to roll it in a little sugar to keep it from sticking.
I chose this mold today.  It is just a simple flower mold.  Walmart, Hobby Lobby and any other craft store have different types of candy molds.  Usually they will have some wedding and baby ones.  If you want something more specialized try a cake store.  We have one here in town that has thousands of different kinds of molds.  These molds can be used with the chocolate wafers as well. But that is for another day.
Roll the mixture into a small ball.  The size of the ball depends on the size of the mold.
Drop in the sugar and roll around.

Press the ball into the flower in the mold.
Completed mold.  If you are making them for a party you will want to have more than one mold to use. They are relatively inexpensive so you could purchase 3 or 4 to use.  When the mold is full pop into the fridge for a few minutes.
Now if you want to make some mints and do not have molds do not worry.  Line a cookie sheet with wax paper or parchment paper.
Roll the mints into a ball, roll in sugar, and place on the cookie sheet.  Then dip a fork in the sugar and like you were making peanut butter cookies make an indention onto the top.
When the sheet is full pop it into the fridge for a few minutes for them to get firm.  You will have to store them in the fridge until you are ready to use them.
Take the mold out of the fridge and pop out the mints.  You can turn the mold over and press on the back of the indentation and they should pop right out.  Store in an air tight container and keep in the fridge.
I hope you enjoy making and eating these mints at your next party.

Party Mint Recipe

3 oz cream cheese
3 c powdered sugar
1- 2 1/2 t peppermint extract
color gel or food coloring if color is desired
1/4 c sugar for rolling

Mix softened cream cheese with one cup of powdered sugar at a time until completely mixed.  Add the extract and color if desired.  Roll into small balls and roll in sugar.  Press into molds or use fork to press to make a coin sized mint.

Enjoy your party.

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