Retro cream cheese Easter mints are shown in Concord, N.H. in this image taken on March 11, 2013. Photo by: AP Photo/Matthew Mead
March 27, 2013 10:16:12 AM
A little retro and a whole lot of fun, cream cheese mints are the perfect way to keep little hands busy during Easter dinner preparations.
Make up the dough, then let the kids play around with different flavors and colors (or not, if you're trying to avoid pink and green hands). They also can form the mints in a variety of shapes. Consider making lemon mints, classic peppermints, or orange cream mints. You even could do mocha mints with coffee and chocolate extracts.
RETRO CREAM CHEESE MINTS
Start to finish: 30 minutes, plus drying
Makes 7 dozen
8-ounce block cream cheese
2 pounds powdered sugar
Flavorings or extracts of your choice
Gel food coloring (optional)
Nutrition information per mint: 50 calories; 10 calories from fat (20 percent of total calories); 1 g fat (0.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 5 mg cholesterol; 11 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 11 g sugar; 0 g protein; 10 mg sodium.
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