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A homemade version of Junior Mints candies.

June is National Candy Month – how about celebrating with a homemade version of one of my favorite candies – Junior Mints!

Homemade Junior Mints
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A homemade version of Junior Mints candies.
Serves: about 94 candies
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon mint extract
  • 3 – 3½ cups powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  1. Beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Beat in the mint extract. Add in the powdered sugar, ½ cup at a time, until the mixture is stiff. It may look crumbly, but you should be able to push it together with your hands. Roll mixture into small balls and flatten slightly.
  2. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler, or at 50% in the microwave. Once melted and smooth, dip each mint center in the chocolate. Once covered, place on a piece of waxed paper. Once all the centers have been dipped, refrigerate until the chocolate has hardened.
  3. Store in the refrigerator.
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5 Responses to Homemade Junior Mints

  1. This is so cool! I made Milky Way bars and Peanut Butter Cups recently (haven’t posted yet), but this are going to have to be next!

  2. Rachel says:

    Are you serious!! Home Made Jr. Mints!?!?!?! I think I just died and went to heaven… I am in so much trouble now!! These are my favorite candies!!

  3. Heather says:

    I love junior mints and have been eating them since I was a kid. I was actually eating some when I came across this recipe! I will definitely be trying my hand at these!

  4. Evan @swEEts says:

    I happen to adore junior mints and I happen to have all the ingredients to make this so consider it done this evening :)

  5. Katrina says:

    Yum! I bought these as a kid and STILL do! So tasty.

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