Chocolate Mint Cream Cheese Buttons

These Chocolate Mint Cream Cheese Buttons are perfect for all occasions! Lovely mint flavored cream cheese mints filled with a decadent chocolate ganache. Guaranteed to be a hit with your chocolate and mint loving friends and family!

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These Chocolate Mint Cream Cheese Buttons are perfect for all occasions! Lovely mint flavored cream cheese mints filled with a decadent chocolate ganache. Guaranteed to be a hit with your chocolate and mint loving friends and family! // Mom On Timeout

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Every so often I get asked if I have a cream cheese mints recipe. I reply yes, but not on my blog. Super helpful, no? Well, I’m almost there. It’s coming in the next week or two :)

To tide you over, and in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I’d share this easy candy recipe with you today. It’s a cream cheese mint filled with chocolate ganache. These little mints are a hit at parties and are crazy easy to make. This recipe makes a whopping 6 dozen candies so there’s plenty for a crowd.

I like to make them really small – bite-size really. I usually about a teaspoon of the dough for each mint. Scoop a level teaspoon to ensure the mints are all the same size.

I’ve made these before and just popped a Hershey’s kiss in the center. Fun and easy. Even better, however, is this version where I make a little indention and then fill it with ganache.

I mean, everything is better with ganache, amiright?

These Chocolate Mint Cream Cheese Buttons are perfect for all occasions! Lovely mint flavored cream cheese mints filled with a decadent chocolate ganache. Guaranteed to be a hit with your chocolate and mint loving friends and family! // Mom On Timeout

You could keep the mints white if you prefer to not use food coloring. I like to make them green so my guests know that they are mint-flavored. I don’t go overboard though. Gel food coloring is best here because it doesn’t add too much moisture to the dough.

Speaking of mint flavored, I do mean MINT, as in spearmint. Not peppermint. I’ve done that before and in those cases, I color the candies pink. I’m a stickler like that.

These Chocolate Mint Cream Cheese Buttons are perfect for all occasions! Lovely mint flavored cream cheese mints filled with a decadent chocolate ganache. Guaranteed to be a hit with your chocolate and mint loving friends and family! // Mom On Timeout

I’ve made a quick video to show you just how easy they are to make! You can check it out here.  Super fun and the kids can help too!

(I had several requests for a link to the measuring spoons I used in this video… Disney, of course :) Here it is: Disney Measuring Spoons )

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I am totally in love with all mint and chocolate flavored treats – they’re my favorite! Make sure to check out some more recipes with this awesome flavor combination like these Chocolate Covered Mint Patties or these Chocolate Mint Brownies or perhaps this Mint Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball.

Chocolate Mint Cream Cheese Buttons
 
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These Chocolate Mint Cream Cheese Buttons are perfect for all occasions! Lovely mint flavored cream cheese mints filled with a decadent chocolate ganache. Guaranteed to be a hit with your chocolate and mint loving friends and family! // Mom On Timeout
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Serves: 6 dozen
Ingredients
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4½ cups powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon mint extract
  • several drops of green gel food color
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 10 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Combine cream cheese and one cup of powdered sugar in a large bowl and use a stand mixer or hand mixer to combine.
  2. Add the extract and gel food color and mix until combined.
  3. Gradually add the rest of the powdered sugar and mix until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Use your hands to combine the ingredients if your mixer is not up to the task. (I usually end up using my hands because it's faster.)
  4. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Scoop out a teaspoon of the dough and form into a ball using the palm of your hands. Place it on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  6. Use the end of a wooden spoon or a small measuring spoon to create indentions in each bowl. Dust the measuring spoon with powdered sugar if it sticks at all.
  7. Chill the mints until firm, about 1 hour.
  8. Place chocolate chips in a heat-proof bowl or large measuring cup.
  9. Bring heaving whipping cream just to a simmer and then pour over the top of the chocolate chips. Stir once or twice and then let sit for 2 minutes.
  10. Continue stirring until the chocolate is fully melted and incorporated.
  11. Transfer the ganache to a ziploc bag and let it set for 30 minutes or so until it has thickened up - think yogurt consistency. You can speed up this process by placing it in the refrigerator but keep an eye on it or it will get very firm.
  12. Cut the corner off of the bag and pipe the ganache into the center of each mint.
  13. Chill for about an hour, or until the ganache has set up.
  14. Store in refrigerator.

These Chocolate Mint Cream Cheese Buttons are perfect for all occasions! Lovely mint flavored cream cheese mints filled with a decadent chocolate ganache. Guaranteed to be a hit with your chocolate and mint loving friends and family! // Mom On Timeout

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Comments

  1. It seems so yummy, I must be trying it this weekend for sure, Ill be tring with different flavours too. Thanks for sharing it Trish
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  2. I knew you’d have a great cream cheese mint recipe for the holiday! These look fantastic, Trish. I bet I could eat the entire batch myself, no problem. That ganache center – perfection!

  3. How many dozens does this recipe make

  4. Hey is it possible to make them with honest instead sogar? Or will they “melt”?

  5. I tried this recipe and followed it to a tee. My cream cheese and sugar did not comine. What went wrong?

    • Charlene says:

      Mine did not combine as well :(

      • Ina Rohan says:

        mine is not combining as well. I’m not sure what to do now. Maybe add some more cream cheese?

        • I just made these and at first thought there was no way mine was going to combine until I started using my hands. The mixer didn’t work but using my hands– although sticky, worked well.

        • Do not add more cream cheese – use your hands to incorporate the sugar per the instructions.

          • I started with the mixer, then switched to using hands to mix everything. However, it was way too sticky and didn’t look like the consistency from the pictures/video. I added little bit of sugar at a time to try to firm it up, but was still sticky and wouldn’t roll into balls properly but did the best I could. Placed them in the fridge to see if would firm up a little to try to re-do the balls. Ended up throwing away, unfortunately.

          • That is unfortunate! This recipe should be easy and fun :( Sorry you had a bad experience.

    • Just keep working the cream cheese/sugar mixture, it will combine as the sugar dissolves, i promise!!

  6. Mine are not combining. Not sure what do to. maybe add some more cream cheese?
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    • First it’s incredibly sticky and messy, i had two boys with globs of sticky mess on their fingers, as i added the rest of the powdered sugar, it slowly dried up and looked more crumbly. I started to worry there was too much sugar to cream cheese ratio, however, as you continue to work it just like playdough, it becomes a beautiful soft doughy consistency. Very pretty with the green coloring.

  7. Can these be frozen to make ahead of time?

  8. 4 oz cream cheese…and 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar? sounds like it wouldnt mix very well…and I see comments above are confirming it….before I waste ingredients, was there a misprint…or is there a secret? Surewould like to try these.

  9. Just tell me when to come over!! 😋
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  10. This recipe sounds perfect for us.
    Thanks for the recipe – I’ll share it with my wife
    Cheers
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  11. Looking forward to trying these. Spearmint or peppermint? My grocery store doesn’t carry a general mint flavor just pepper or spear.

  12. Any idea if you can use artificial powdered sugar and skim milk to cut calories? These look delicious!

  13. Just want to confirm the amount of powdered sugar. 4 whole cups and 1/2 cup, is that correct?

  14. These are positively yummy and I didn’t have any trouble combining the cream cheese with the powdered sugar but man, I had enough genache for about 3 more recipes. I will cut it in half the next time and should still have plenty. Now to figure out what to do with it, I think Truffles… :)

  15. It occurred to me that perhaps one reason I did not have trouble with combining the cream cheese and powdered sugar is that I did it one cup at a time. Also, I added the flavoring extract and food color at the beginning, instead of trying to mix it in later when the mixture was very stiff after being combined.

  16. My daughter and I just made them (mar 13 2017) and mixed as directed. Definitely use hands….but we also had a very dry mix, not able to form balls. W.e added 1 tsp of cream cheese at a time to get the perfect consistency – only needed 4 additional tsps. of cream cheese.

  17. The video helped a ton! Took these to work and my coworkers loved them.
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  18. Can these be frozen? I need them this weekend for a baby shower and possibly for Easter in 3 weeks. Don’t think they will last that long in the fridge

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