Candied Mint Leaves

 

Ingredients:

8

Ounces

Cream Cheese

2

Lb

Confectioners Sugar

1

Tbl

Peppermint Extract

 

 

Green Food Coloring

 

 

Plastic Leaf Molds (Available In Craft Stores)

 

 

Confectioners Sugar For Rolling

Directions:

Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Gradually add confectioners sugar, beating well. Mixture will be dry and crumbly. Add peppermint extract and mix well. Divide and color half of the mixture with green food coloring. Candy may be bagged and held at room temperature for several days, if desired. If mixture becomes sticky as it stands knead in more confectioners sugar until candy is smooth and pliable.

To create leaves - pinch off a small piece of candy and roll into a ball. Roll ball in confectioners sugar and press, one at a time, into molds. Immediately turn mold over to release candy leaves one at a time. Place candy on waxed paper lined baking sheets and allow to dry, uncovered, overnight. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

 

Yields

2-1/2 pounds candy

 

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