Meltaway Mints are a delicious, easy to make holiday treat.
They taste great and are super easy to make.
They store in the fridge for up to 3 weeks so making them ahead of time is a no-brainer.
The combinations of flavors and colors you can make with them means they are great for any occasion.
This is a recipe you can make with your children and not lose your mind in the process too.
The ingredients and steps are simple.
Even if the mints don’t end up looking as nice as you would like, they still taste great.
Plus, this is a great way to teach your children to measure, plan and be creative at the same time.
And if you want to throw in a history lesson, you can tell them the history of the humble mint too.
Meltaway Mints for any season
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- Food coloring (optional)
- Decorating items (optional)
- Beat cream cheese until smooth in a bowl, with a hand mixer or with a stand mixer then add peppermint extract and food coloring if desired.
- Add powdered sugar slowly until it is all incorporated.
- Shape into ½ balls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Use a small cookie scoop like the smallest in the set below, and it works beautifully.
- Press gently with a fork to make a disc and chill until ready to serve or store.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Philadelphia Original Cream Cheese Brick (8 oz Box)
Simply Organic Peppermint Flavor, Certified Organic, 2.0 Ounce Bottle
Domino Powdered Confectioners Sugar 16oz
Natural Food Coloring
Accmor 11 Piece Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons Cups Set, Premium Stackable Tablespoons Measuring Set for Gift Dry Liquid Ingredients Cooking Baking
KitchenAid 4-1/2-Quart Ultra Power Stand Mixer, Twilight Blue
Reynolds Kitchens Non-Stick Baking Parchment Paper Sheets - 12x16 Inch, 22 Count
Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Half Sheet (2 Pack), Silver
Saebye Cookie Scoop Set, Ice Cream Scoop Set, 3 PCS Cookie Scoops for Baking Include Large-Medium-Small Size, Select 18/8 Stainless Steel, Secondary Polishing
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 70Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 0g
All nutrition information is approximate and for informational use only. Your serving sizes and nutrition information may differ.
Notes on meltaway mints
Melt in your mouth mints are easy to make and the variations are endless.
If you are making multiple flavors, use a bit of food coloring to make each flavor distinctive.
You can also split the batch into halves or thirds and use different colors to make the mints look more festive.
Using food grade luster dust on top of the mints gives them a glittery shine.
Spread the confetti/sprinkles on a piece of parchment paper.
Place the mints on the candy while they are still round.
Press them into a disc shape with the fork so the candy embeds into the disc.
The candy adheres to the bottom at room temperature, and you can place them on a cookie sheet to chill.
If you like chocolate with your mint flavoring, melt chocolate and gently dip the disc shapes into the chocolate.
You can use colored chocolate disks or mix colored mints and colored chocolates.
The only limit to the combinations is your imagination.
To make the dipping process easier, only dip half of the mint in chocolate.
Or skip the dipping process all together and drizzle chocolate over the mints.
The easiest way to drizzle chocolate is to gently melt the chocolate in a plastic zipper bag, 10 to 20 seconds at a time in the microwave.
Cut a tiny bit of the tip off the bag and squeeze gently.
If you are using either of these methods, allow the chocolate to set before refrigeration.
This method is not recommended if you freeze the mints.
Storage tips and tricks
Store in airtight containers.
These mints can be made up to two weeks in advance and refrigerated until they are eaten or given as gifts.
Mints will keep in an airtight container for 2-3 weeks in the fridge and up to 3 months in the freezer.
To maintain the shape and to keep the mints from sticking together, place a piece of parchment paper cut to the size of the container between each layer of mints.
Other ways to have a happy holiday season
The book is filled with tips and tricks for having your best holiday season, whatever that means to you.
Add the Holiday Joy Journal to keep your holiday season organized and have more fun than ever before.
Even better, sign up below for the Moving Toward Better email community and get a special, one time deal on the Happiest Holidays eBook and Joy Journal bundle at 75% off.