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Perfect Peppermint Patties

 Perfect Peppermint Patties
Calling for just a few ingredients, this is one candy that's simple to prepare. I make lots of different candy at Christmas to give as gifts. It's time consuming, but worth it to see the delight it brings to people. -Joanne Adams, Bath, Maine
60 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling


  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening


  • In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Add milk and mix
  • well. Roll into 1-in. balls and place on a waxed paper-lined baking
  • sheet. Flatten with a glass to 1/4-in. Cover and freeze for 30
  • minutes.
  • In a heavy saucepan or microwave, melt chocolate chips and
  • shortening; stir until smooth. Dip patties, allowing excess to drip
  • off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Yield: 5 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 67 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 7 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.