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Chocolate Peppermint Candies

 Chocolate Peppermint Candies
The cool mint filling in these patties makes them especially delicious. Friends often request that I bring them to parties.
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 cups (18 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine milk and extract. Stir in 3-1/2 to 4 cups
  • confectioners' sugar to form a stiff dough. Turn onto a surface
  • sprinkled lightly with confectioners' sugar. Knead in enough
  • remaining sugar to form a dough that is very stiff and no longer
  • sticky. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking
  • sheet. Flatten into 1-1/2-in. circles. Let dry 1 hour. Turn and let
  • dry 1 hour longer. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in a double
  • boiler or microwave-safe bowl; cool slightly. Dip patties in
  • chocolate mixture and place on waxed paper to harden. Yield: 3
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 142 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 10 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.