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Mints Made Easy

Learn how to make delicious homemade mints using this easy recipe from our Director of Life Enrichment Annie Wantz.

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Easy Homemade Mints


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 (8 oz. package) cream cheese
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp of peppermint extract
  • 1/2 tsp of food coloring
  • Granulated sugar for dipping


  1. Blend cream cheese and butter together.
  2. Add four cups of the powdered sugar and stir with a spoon until fully combined. If the dough is really sticky to the touch, add more powdered sugar.
  3. Fold in the peppermint extract and food coloring until well blended. The dough should be really soft, like playdough, but shouldn’t stick to your fingers.
  4. To make your candies in a circle shape, use a 1/2 tsp to portion the dough and roll each piece into a ball.
  5. Use a fork to flatten and score the candies.
  6. If desired, place a small amount of granulated sugar in a bowl and then coat the candies on all sides with a thin layer of sugar.
  7. Place the formed butter mints in a single layer on waxed paper. The candies will “set” within a few hours – they will remain soft, but the outside sets up enough that the mints are no longer sticky at all and can be placed together in a container.
  8. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

About the Author

Annie Wantz is CLV’s director of life enrichment. She has been working at CLV since 2020. Prior to her current position, she was CLV’s resident life coordinator.