Chocolate Mint Cream Cheese Buttons

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Recipe: #32622

June 20, 2019


Original recipe yields 70 servings


  • 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

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Combine cream cheese and one cup of powdered sugar in a large bowl and use a stand mixer or hand mixer to combine.

Step 2

Add the extract and food color if using, and mix until combined.

Step 3

Gradually add the rest of the powdered sugar and mix until combined

Step 4

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 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.

Step 6

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

Step 7

Chill the mints until firm, about 1 hour.

Step 8

Place chocolate chips in a heat-proof bowl or large measuring cup.

Step 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.

Step 10

Continue stirring until the chocolate is fully melted and incorporated.

Step 11

Transfer the ganache to a ziploc bag and let it set for 30 minutes or so until it has thickened up

Step 12

Cut the corner off of the bag and pipe the ganache into the center of each mint.

Step 13

Chill for about an hour, or until the ganache has set up.

Step 14

Store in refrigerator.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

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