This is a slightly unusual but super easy use for Cream Cheese
This instructable will take you through how to make Cream Cheese mints.
In the last step I will go over how to switch up the ingredients to make candies.
Step 1: What you need
4oz or half a cup Cream Cheese
1 Tablespoon of Unsalted Butter
3-5 Cups of Powdered/Confectioners Sugar
Regular granulated sugar
2-5 drops of Peppermint oil
Small Paint Brush ( that has not been used for paint)
Silicon baking mat or parchment paper
Step 2: Mix butter, cream cheese and peppermint oil
You will need to wait till they are softened so that you can work them with a fork.
If you have just removed them from the fridge or are too impatient to wait for the
natural melting process, then just blast them in the microwave for 30 seconds.
Do not over blast because you will liquefy the butter and then have to put it back in
the fridge and wait for it to chill again
Once the butter and cream cheese is soft enough you will need to mash them
together with a fork until they are well Incorporated
Step 3: Add sugar
After each cup of sugar mix with a fork
Commonly asked question
DO I REALLY HAVE TO SIEVE THE SUGAR
NO, but although powdered/confectioners sugar is sold in powder form it retains the unique
and irritating ability to create tiny lumps which is a total downer for the texture of your mints/candies
or any other recipe where you use this kind of sugar. So NO YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SIEVE the sugar
but you have been warned