Mix 4oz. cream cheese
1 Tbsp. butter
1Tbsp. light corn syrup
1/4 mint extract in a large bowl until smooth.
Gradually beat in 3 cups powdered sugar.
When the mixture starts to come together, turn it out onto a clean work surface and knead, adding up to 1/2 cup more sugar as necessary to prevent sticking, until dough is smooth.
Divide dough into three even pieces. Tint one part dark pink, and one part light pink with the red food coloring. Leave the third part white.
Roll each portion into a 15 inch long rope. Twist the 3 ropes together and roll into a single rope about 3/4 in. wide. Flatten slightly and cut into 3/4in. tri-colored pieces. Spread mints out in a single layer on parchment-lined baking sheets. Cover and chill 4 hours.
Makes about 50 pieces.