Chocolate Mint Cream Cheese Buttons
June 20, 2019
- Serving Size: 1 (20.3 g)
- Calories 82.8
- Total Fat - 2.5 g
- Saturated Fat - 0.8 g
- Cholesterol - 4.1 mg
- Sodium - 7.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 15.3 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
- Sugars - 13.2 g
- Protein - 0.3 g
- Calcium - 5.2 mg
- Iron - 0.1 mg
- Vitamin C - 0 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg
Combine cream cheese and one cup of powdered sugar in a large bowl and use a stand mixer or hand mixer to combine.
Add the extract and food color if using, and mix until combined.
Gradually add the rest of the powdered sugar and mix until combined
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
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.
Use the end of a wooden spoon or a small measuring spoon to create indentations in each bowl. Dust the measuring spoon with powdered sugar to keep from sticking
Chill the mints until firm, about 1 hour.
Place chocolate chips in a heat-proof bowl or large measuring cup.
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.
Continue stirring until the chocolate is fully melted and incorporated.
Transfer the ganache to a ziploc bag and let it set for 30 minutes or so until it has thickened up
Cut the corner off of the bag and pipe the ganache into the center of each mint.
Chill for about an hour, or until the ganache has set up.
Store in refrigerator.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.