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Permafrost Peppermints

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About 5 dozen candies or 20 servings, 3 mints each

Part cookie, part candy, with a cheesecake-like appeal….These festive Permafrost Peppermints are hard to describe—but great for holiday gift giving!

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  • Beat cream cheese, butter, corn syrup and extract in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until well blended. Divide mixture into thirds. Knead a few drops green food coloring into one third; repeat with red food coloring and second third. Leave remaining third plain. Wrap each piece in plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm.
  • Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls, working with 1 color at a time. Place on wax paper-covered baking sheet. Flatten each ball with bottom of glass lightly dipped in granulated sugar.
  • Repeat with remaining mixtures. Decorate with icings, if desired; let dry. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.


Substitute a few drops peppermint oil for the peppermint extract.

Family Fun

Let the kids create their own fun candies for themselves or for serving holiday visitors. Decorate with chocolate or multi-colored sprinkles or green- and red-colored sugars.


  • About 5 dozen candies or 20 servings, 3 mints each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size About 5 dozen candies or 20 servings, 3 mints each
Calories 130
% Daily Value
Total fat 2.5g
Saturated fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 30mg
Carbohydrate 26g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 24g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 0 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • kbterral |

    I've been making these mints since I was a little girl and they are always a HUGE hit. I have already received requests for this holiday season. They are a must in our home! Great for holiday get togethers. If you leave them on a plate and let them dry out they will get crunchy on the edges.

  • fruitcake04 |

    These were somewhat yummy. WARNING: IF YOU ARE EXPECTING TO MAKE HARD PEPPERMINT CANDIES THAT YOU CAN SUCK ON, THESE WILL NOT HARDEN. Although they were soft, they were good, i brought them into school to give to my friends and everyone loved them. That made me happy but i was still disappointed that they were not hard candy.

  • apal48 |

    I could not get it to harden up enough not to keep it in the refrigerator, so I was unable to serve it at my holiday party because it was too soft. I loved the taste and ended up eating them myself, one at a time from the refrigerator.

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