How to Make Cream Cheese Mints



I made cream cheese mints for my sister’s wedding today and I thought I would share how I make them.  I also made these for my wedding.

cream cheese mints

You will need:

  • 8 oz of cream cheese (has to be regular, not low fat)
  • 2 lbs of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp mint extract (or other flavoring)
  • food coloring
  • granulated sugar

I mix my cream cheese mints by hand. You can use a mixer but I found that it stuck to the mixer and I spent more time scraping it off than mixing.

Take a large bowl and add the cream cheese and mint extract. Then mix in the powdered sugar. I think it works a better if you add powdered sugar a little at a time although you may want a helper for that because your hands will be messy as it is very sticky at this point. 2 lbs may seem like a lot of powdered sugar, but I’m sure you will use it all.

Once you have all the powdered sugar mixed in, kneed in the food coloring to get the color that you want. I used about 10 drops of blue and 6 drops of neon blue food coloring to get the blue color I made. My sister’s wedding color is malibu blue and these are a little too light but I’m sure she’ll like it.

You will want to have rubber molds like these for your mints. I have tried using the flexible ones but they were much harder to get out of the mold. I got my molds at a wedding store.

Put some granulated sugar in a small bowl. Dip your mold in it to coat the inside. This will make your mint come out of the mold easier and give it a sparkly look.

Press a small amount of your cream cheese mix into the mold. Then turn the mold over and push on the back of the mold to get the mint out and onto wax paper. Once you get this part down, it’s really easy. This will make about 180 rose mints.

When you’re done, put your mints in the fridge or freezer for at least 2 hours in one layer. You can transfer them to another container later.

They will store for 3 to 4 weeks in the fridge or months in the freezer.

These took me about 2 hours to make but I had some help molding the mints.

Let me know how yours turn out!

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Scotcheroos Recipe



I had to make something to bring to church this week and I figured I would make scotcheroos. They are simply to make and everyone loves them.

Scotcheroos are like Rice Krispie bars but taste so much better! Instead of marshmallows, you have corn syrup, sugar, and peanut butter. Plus, they are topped with chocolate and butterscotch! Can you make them any better?

I couldn’t find my recipe for Scotcheroos so I used this one I found over on A Bear in the Kitchen. I will definitely be using it again.

Don’t skip that last step of placing them in the fridge for 20 minutes. I left mine out on the counter for over an hour and the chocolate still hadn’t hardened. It won’t make the bars harder as long as you don’t leave them in the fridge all day.

Scotcheroos

Scotcheroos Recipe

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup peanut butter
6 cups Rice Krispies

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips

Mix brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla in a large pot (large enough for 6 cups to Rice Krispies to be added). Bring to all boil. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter. Then add the Rice Krispies.

Press mixture into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Make sure you grease your hands, as well, or use a sheet of wax paper.

Put chocolate and butterscotch chips in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 1 minute on high. Stir and place back in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until completely melted. Spread evenly over bars. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until chocolate hardens.

5.0 from 2 reviews

Scotcheroos Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1½ cup peanut butter
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
Instructions
  1. Mix brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla in a large pot (large enough for 6 cups to Rice Krispies to be added).
  2. Bring to all boil. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter.
  3. Then add the Rice Krispies.
  4. Press mixture into a greased 9 x 13 pan.
  5. Make sure you grease your hands, as well, or use a sheet of wax paper.
  6. Put chocolate and butterscotch chips in a microwaveable bowl.
  7. Microwave for 1 minute on high.
  8. Stir and place back in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until completely melted.
  9. Spread evenly over bars.
  10. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until chocolate hardens.
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Frosted Graham Crackers – Easy Kids Snack!



Frosted graham crackers are a simple snack that my mom used to make for me and my sister as a kid. I love them because they are sweet and really easy and quick to make. My daughter loves them, too (although sometimes she just licks off the frosting).

The frosting is just powdered sugar and water. Kids could make it alone, although it can get a little messy if you’re not careful. I spilled powder sugar all over me when I made it.

My daughter is only 4 so I do the frosting and she adds the sprinkles. We put the graham crackers on a cookie sheet or pan so the sprinkles don’t end up all over the room.

frosted graham crackers - easy kids snack

Frosted Graham Crackers

powdered sugar
water
graham crackers
sprinkles

Mix together a few spoonfuls of powdered sugar and a little water until it is the consistency of frosting. Break graham crackers in half. Frost and then add sprinkles.

4.5 from 2 reviews

Frosted Graham Crackers – Easy Kids Snack!
 
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Ingredients
  • powdered sugar
  • water
  • graham crackers
  • sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Mix together a few spoonfuls of powdered sugar and a little water until it is the consistency of frosting.
  2. Break graham crackers in half.
  3. Frost and then add sprinkles.

What is your kids’ favorite snack?

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Crockpot Shredded Pork Recipe



I found a pork shoulder at the store for .99/lb and knew it would be perfect for shredded pork or pulled pork. That’s the cheapest meat I’ve seen other than chicken so I had to pick it up and try it. Turns out my store has it for $1.49/lb all the time so I will definitely be getting more and making this recipe again. Plus this recipe was super easy since it just cooks in the crockpot all day.

My husband didn’t want make to make shredded pork until he heard what I was going to put in it.  Now I think he would be happy having this all the time.
crockpot shredded pork

1 pork butt or shoulder, 4 to 5 lbs
2 medium yellow onions
4 medium garlic cloves
1 cup chicken broth
1 Tbsp packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Cut up the onions and garlic and put them in the bottom of your crock pot with the chicken broth. Mix the other ingredients and rub all over the pork. Place in crockpot and cook on low for 6 to 10 hours or until you can easily pull the pork apart with a fork.

When the meat is cooked, shred it with 2 forks. Serve on a bun with BBQ sauce.

4.0 from 2 reviews

Crockpot Shredded Pork Recipe
 
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Total time
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 pork butt or shoulder, 4 to 5 lbs
  • 2 medium yellow onions
  • 4 medium garlic cloves
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Cut up the onions and garlic and put them in the bottom of your crock pot with the chicken broth.
  2. Mix the other ingredients and rub all over the pork.
  3. Place in crockpot and cook on low for 6 to 10 hours or until you can easily pull the pork apart with a fork.
  4. When the meat is cooked, shred it with 2 forks. Serve on a bun with BBQ sauce.

 

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Valentine’s Day Covered Pretzels



I love pretzels with almond bark. Actually, I love almost anything with almond bark on it. Usually I make these for Christmas but I thought I could make them pink and red for Valentine’s Day. Well I only found red sprinkles but they worked great. They are actually peppermint sprinkles so they would work great for either Christmas or Valentine’s Day.

Kids can help this way, too. My daughter put the sprinkles on some of the pretzels. Just remind them that the almond bark is hot.

Valentines Day Covered Pretzels

Valentine’s Day Covered Pretzels

Pretzels
Almond bark
pink and/or red sprinkles

Heat 2-3 squares of almond bark in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until melted. Don’t put it in for too long or it will burn. Dip pretzels in almond bark and place on wax paper. Add sprinkles.

You will want to work quickly so you can use all the almond bark before it cools. It won’t melt as well the second time. You will also need to get the sprinkles on quickly. Having a little helper works great for this step.

Valentine’s Day Covered Pretzels
 
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Ingredients
  • pretzels
  • almond bark
  • pink and/or red sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Heat 2-3 squares of almond bark in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until melted. Don’t put it in for too long or it will burn.
  2. Dip pretzels in almond bark and place on wax paper.
  3. Add sprinkles.

 

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