This Christmas Mints recipe requires no cooking and is easy to make using a few kitchen staple ingredients. Creamy, buttery, and beautifully bright, these colorful candies are perfect for  the holiday.

Why We Love

Delicious sweet treats taste light and crisp with a buttery richness and a refreshing minty flavor.


Quick and easy to make and uses simple kitchen staple ingredients.

Make-ahead recipe for peppermint candy is perfect for holiday entertaining.

– Granulated sugar – Cream cheese – Unsalted butter – Light/clear corn syrup – Peppermint extract – Powdered sugar – Green and red liquid or gel food coloring


Prep Time: 15 Min

REST Time: 1 hrs


Beat together the cream cheese, butter, corn syrup, peppermint extract and powdered sugar. Divide it into three equal parts


Add red food coloring to one, green food coloring to the second, and leave the third one white. Knead the dough to distribute the coloring.


Roll each dough ball into a rope. Slice each rope into ½-inch pieces. Then, roll each piece in the palm of your hand to make little balls.


Toss each dough ball in a bowl of sugar to coat. Press the patties into little discs so that the tines of the fork leave a pretty striped pattern on the tops. Allow to set.