Wedding Bells

My niece, who is more like a little sister, is getting married at the end of the month.  So we made wedding mints for her upcoming reception.  There were 5 of us working, plus two little boys who assisted as well.  We made 3 batches (about 350 minutes) in about 2 hours, minus ½ dozen or so because of tasting by the youngest assistant. 

Easy Wedding Mints

Yield: 10-12 dozen per batch

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  •  2 lb (8 c) powdered sugar
  • ½ t almond extract (can use peppermint or other flavors to your liking)
  • Food Coloring
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Candy Molds

Directions:

  • Softened cream cheese (I left mine on the counter for a few hours).
  • Mix with powdered sugar.
  • **Note that in the beginning you can use a heavy duty mixer, but it will quickly be too sticky/thick for the mixer to continue to combine.
  • Knead until smooth.
  • Add colors as desired….I split the dough into 3 smaller batches to color…knead with hands to get color desired.
  • Shape into marble size balls and roll in granulated sugar.
  • Press into molds (sprinkle sugar into the molds to avoid sticking).
  • Pop mints out onto wax paper.
  • Let dry 1-2 hours and flip over to dry a few more hours.
  • Can be stored in airtight container in fridge for up to 5 hours OR freeze for up to 1 month.
  • If frozen, remove the mints the day before and put on cookie sheets to thaw.  Once thaw, put in fridge until even time.
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