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Holiday Spirits

 Holiday Spirits
The green color of these chocolate-coated cookies is certain to put you in the Christmas mood. Sprinkling them with crushed candies enhances the minty taste.—Jeannette Buesing, Whitmore Lake, Michigan
30 ServingsPrep: 45 min. + standing


  • 1 cup crushed vanilla wafers (about 30 wafers)
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup green creme de menthe
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • Crushed starlight mints, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, confectioners' sugar,
  • walnuts, creme de menthe and corn syrup. Roll into 3/4-in. balls;
  • place on waxed paper.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip
  • balls in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Return to waxed paper;
  • immediately sprinkle with crushed mints if desired. Let stand until
  • set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
To Make Ahead: These cookies can be made up to one week in advance. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 108 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 12 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.