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Creamy Peppermint Patties

 Creamy Peppermint Patties
These smooth chocolate candies fill the bill for folks who like a little sweetness after a meal but don't want a full serving of rich dessert. -Donna Gonda, North Canton, Ohio
24 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + chilling


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 9 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons shortening


  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and extract until smooth.
  • Gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating well.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets.
  • Flatten into patties.Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until
  • chilled.
  • In a microwave, melt chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Cool
  • slightly. Dip patties in melted chocolate, allowing excess to drip
  • off; place on waxed paper until set. Store in the refrigerator.
  • Yield: about 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 275 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 33 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.