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.
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.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 26g
Dietary Fiber 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes about 5 dozen candies or 20 servings, 3 mints each.
* 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.