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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Junior Mints

Homemade Junior Mints from Taste and Tell

With Halloween right around the corner, I don't exactly need to be making candy right now.  But I saw these on Pinterest the other day, and just couldn't stop thinking about them.  Then I realized I'm making a visit to a friend from church who I haven't seen in a while,  and this would be the perfect little treat for her birthday!

I tossed all the ingredients (powdered sugar, cream cheese and mint flavor) into my Bosch mixer, but since it's not a huge amount of sugar and cream cheese it didn't mix it very well.  I did the best I could with it and then dumped everything into a gallon sized bag and smooshed it by hand.  My 2 year old helped as well.

Here the little mints have all been rolled into small balls and pressed down.  I occasionally sprayed my hands with Pam so they wouldn't get too sticky.

Then I melted down some milk chocolate chips with a tiny bit of oil to help smooth it out.  Each mint was dipped, place back on the mat and when they were all done I left them in the fridge to set up.

Here they are all packaged.  And just like regular Junior Mints they're great super cold :)  I will have to find an excuse soon to try this with orange extract instead of mint.  

(UPDATE--Makes super yummy orange mints!)

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  1. Oh my! These are definitely getting pinned. I am sure they will be awesome with orange extract.

  2. Steph, I just love your blog! I gave you one of those little blog-spreading awards, check it out on www.filmcriticsdaughter.blogspot.com :)

  3. those look so delish! my mother in law would love them! i think i will have to make these for her when she comes into town!
    thanks for linking up with us!


  4. Yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy!

  5. These look so good, and I love JR Mints. My oldest also likes them, I will have to make him a batch for x-mas.

    I'm sure your friend will enjoy them.

  6. Yummy. Great recipe..:)) I LOVE it.. I would LOVE if you could link up to my Pin Inspirational Party today pweease.. TY http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/pininspirational-thursdays-linky-party.html

  7. Those look delish. I am so making them.

  8. Junior Mints are delicious! It would be awesome to make my own!