1 package (3 ounce) light cream cheese
1/4 teaspoon mint extract
2 drops green food color (or color of choice)
4-1/4 to 4-1/2 cups powdered sugar
Place cream cheese, mint extract, and food color in mixing bowl. Mix about 30 seconds, or until smooth. Continue mixing and gradually add powdered sugar and mix about 1-1/2 minutes, or until mixture becomes very stiff. To make mints, dip individual flexible candy molds in sugar. Press in mint mixture. Turn out onto waxed paper covered with sugar. Repeat until all mixture is used. Or: Shape mixture into 3/4 inch balls, using 1 teaspoon for each ball. Flatten slightly with thumb to form 1/4 inch thick patties. If desired, press back of cork lightly on patties to from ridges. Store mints, tightly covered, in refrigerator. Mints also freeze well. Makes 7 dozen candies.
*I assisted nursing home residents in making these candies and they enjoyed it very much. When finished they gave them to the nurses or their families when they came to visit.
*I have also made these for weddings and special parties. They also can be made into different shapes and placed on top of cakes for decorations by using different candy molds in what ever you would desire.