Easy recipe to make cream cheese candies in just minutes. Perfect for holidays like Christmas and Easter.
I swear there are some recipes that are just so easy you just want to keep them to yourself...
but that would be wrong!
You might also want to hoard the fruits of your labour and not share your goodies with anyone else...
but that would be wrong!
You should share them with the world and your family...
but I totally didn't share them with anyone...
well except you...
if that's wrong, I don't want to be right.
*wipes cream cheese off her face and smiles*
I'd love to regale you with lots of jokes and goofball antics today but after a long day hanging with the family and my website server crashing, I'm sort of exhausted. So I'll be making this post snappy so I can scoot off to la-la land. I'll pop up more photos once I find out why they won't load. For now its limited viewing. Sorry, computer issues are not fun for us tech challenged, tired folk. The ones pictured are banana. There's also cherry and lemon.
These candies are something I grew up eating. A friend's mom used to make them for us in various flavours. You can change them up and make the into mints or fruity candies. The possibilities are endless. I did not have a recipe for them so I googled them, and then it reminded my lovely friend Tori from The Shiksa had made Cream Cheese Candies. Hers are wicked adorable and you have to see how cute they are.
I also found some at a site called Barbara Bakes. She made the cutest Cinnamon Swirl Cream Cheese Mints. I love Barbara's site, she has such cool recipes. She named her source for the recipe as Erin's Food Files, which was a new to me blog I thoroughly enjoyed perusing. Erin's mom made her candies and the source was a magazine her mom could not remember the name of. This made me laugh hysterically, this is one of those recipes we all know, and love, yet where the heck did it originate from. If anyone knows I'd love to know.
So I am giving full credit to all these lovely ladies, The Shiksa, Barbara Bakes, Erin's Food Files, Erin's mom, and an unknown magazine I'd love to track down. I took all their recipes and just tinkered till the consistency seemed right for mine. Thanks ladies, these candies are delish and I blame all of you for the ginormous tummy ache I have right now.
Cream Cheese Candies
- 8 ounces cream cheese good quality, no cheap stuff
- 4 ½ cups confectioners sugar
Flavourings for each batch:
- ½ teaspoon banana extract
- ½ teaspoon maraschino cherry syrup
- ½ teaspoon meyer lemon juice
- Food colouring
- In a stand mixer, or a bowl using a hand mixer, combine the softened cream cheese and sugar. Mix on low until they blend together and no powder remains. Then increase speed and mix until well combined. About 3 to 5 minutes.
- Divide into 3 portions, or more if you experiment with more flavours.
- In one bowl mix your banana extract into the mixture. Put into a piping bag. Pipe onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- In another bowl mix your maraschino cherry juice into the mixture. Put into a piping bag. Pipe onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- In another bowl mix your fresh meyer lemon juice into the mixture. Put into a piping bag. Pipe onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Allow them all to stand for about an hour to stiffen up.
- Serve with a big old sugary smile.
You need to make these immediately. Like right now. Hurry up. Get in the that kitchen right now.
Okay before you rush off make sure you visit all my lovely fellow Sunday Supper crew's posts. They whipped up some lovely treats for you this week.
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Toodles and smoochies! xx
Have been making these for years. I seperate and add different colors
and flavors and dip in melted chocolate or use candy molds.Donna