Monday, April 25, 2011

Cream Cheese Melts


I know I'm only 2 months late with this valentines day treat, but I figure that it's yummy and with food coloring you can make it for any occasion:)  I got this recipe from the 2011 February edition of Parents magazine.  It is super addicting so beware!!

4 oz. cream cheese
1 T. butter
1 T. light corn syrup
1/4 tsp mint extract
3 cups powdered sugar  ( I ended up using about 4 1/2 cups)
food coloring

Mix cream cheese, butter, light corn syrup, and mint extract together in a large bowl until smooth.  Gradually beat in 3 cups powdered sugar.  When the mixture starts to come together turn it out onto a clean work surface and knead, adding extra powdered sugar as necessary to prevent sticking, until dough is smooth. 
Divide dough into three even pieces.  tint each part a different color.  Roll each portion into a 15" -long rope.  Twist the 3 ropes together and roll into a single rope about 3/4" wide;  flatten slightly and cut into 3/4" tricolored pieces. 
Spread the mints out in a single layer on parchment lined baking sheets; cover and chill 4 hours.  Makes about 50 pieces.
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1 comment:

  1. Oh I love these. Remember we made them many years ago for my wedding. We pressed them into molds and then froze them. They were one of the great "make it ahead" items.