Creamy Peppermint Patties Recipe
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Creamy Peppermint Patties Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

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.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and extract until smooth. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating well.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Flatten into patties.Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until chilled.
  3. 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.
Originally published as Creamy Peppermint Patties in Taste of Home December/January 2003, p31

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.

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Reviewed Aug. 23, 2014

I am making these now and could use some advise. Mine seem really dry. I don't think I can shape them. What can I do to make this easier to handle? Add water? milk? Help?

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

These are phenominal. Amazing. Even my chocolate haters love them. I tweaked the recipe a bit to make my life easier though. Instead of rolling balls, I made three logs, froze them for a few hours. Then I sliced them to my desired thickness and solidly froze the patties. When it came time to coat I used a trick my sister taught me. I took the melted chocolate off the heat source and let it cool down a bit. It made the coating process a snap. I have requests for these every year.

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Reviewed Mar. 27, 2013

I make these often for holidays. They can also be frozen. Very easy to prepare and they are delectable!

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Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

These are delicious! I also had to double the chocolate, but had no problems with them falling apart. I used a fork to dip them.

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Reviewed Nov. 8, 2012

I make these every year at Christmas, sometimes I use cookie cutters to make differnet shapes. Have to agree with the other comments reagrding coating process, I usually freeze before coating but havent really perfected a surefire way yet. Still, these are really yummy and easy to make!

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