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Make your own wedding mints

Chris Perrin is part mad scientist, part glutton, and part culinary adventurer who is always ready to hit the kitchen to make something delicious. Cooking, especially for friends, has always been one of his deepest passions and explains ...

Minty treats

It may be that no one ever remembers the mints you serve at your wedding, but that doesn’t mean they’re not important. Give everyone a tasty treat and save yourself some money with these homemade minty treats.
Make your own wedding mints
Make your own wedding mints

Minty treats

It may be that no one ever remembers the mints you serve at your wedding, but that doesn’t mean they’re not important. Give everyone a tasty treat and save yourself some money with these homemade minty treats.

No one has ever come home from a wedding and said, "The bride looked lovely, but those mints were horrible." On the other hand, more than a few couples have looked at their wedding budget and said, "We're spending HOW MUCH on mints?" Even more people, though, have sat by their assigned name card in the reception hall, waiting for everyone to show up, and said, "At least we have these mints to eat."

What does that mean? Well, it means that while mints aren't going to make or break the wedding, they're sure nice to have for all the guests to munch on. The good news is that they're deliciously easy to make at home, and it's very possible to make mints that taste even better than those at the store. Less cost, more taste. You can't beat that! Now, get back to dress shopping!

Homemade wedding mints recipe

Yields 20-25 mints, easily multiplied

Ingredients:

  • 1 box cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 2 drops each of two different colors of food coloring

Directions:

  1. Mix the cream cheese, sugar and extract together. Test for sweetness and flavor. Add more sugar and extract as needed.
  2. Divide the cream cheese into two bowls and mix in the food coloring.
  3. Roll the cream cheese mixture into dime-sized balls. Cover with extra powdered sugar if you want.
  4. Let the mints dry in the refrigerator for seven days, turning occasionally.

More minty ideas

DIY candy mint Christmas tree
Butter mint salad
Andes mint cookies recipe

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