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White Chocolate Peppermint Cream Cheese Mints

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 72 mints
Cream Cheese Mints are a classic holiday treat our family loves to make! This year, we made a batch of White Chocolate Peppermint Cream Cheese Mints just to shake things up a bit! 

Ingredients

  • 4 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • cups Powdered Sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • Red gel food color
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 10 oz White Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  • Combine the softened cream cheese and one cup of powdered sugar in a large bowl and use a hand mixer to combine.
  • Add the peppermint extract and red food gel, mixing again to combine.
  • Slowly add the rest of the powdered sugar and mix until combined, using your hands to really work everything together in the end.
  • Place parchment paper or a silpat on a baking sheet and begin to roll out 1 teaspoon full of dough in the palm of your hands. Repeat until everything is done.
  • Use a 1/4 Teaspoon to press an indentation into the center of the dough.
  • Chill the mints until firm, about 1 hour.
  • Place chocolate chips or white chocolate shavings in a glass bowl.
  • Bring heaving whipping cream just to a simmer with foam around the edges, and then pour over the top of the chocolate chips. Stir a few times to combine and then let sit for a couple of minutes.
  • Continue stirring until the chocolate is fully melted and incorporated.
  • Transfer the ganache to a ziploc bag and let it cool for 30 minutes or so until it has thickened up.
  • Snip the end off of the bag, a small snip and pipe the ganache into each mint's well.
  • Chill for 1 hour and store all leftovers in the fridge.
Nutrition Facts
White Chocolate Peppermint Cream Cheese Mints
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 65 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 10mg0%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Sugar 9g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.