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Peppermint Patties

My family loves these refreshing candies. At Christmastime, I like to add a few drops of green food coloring to the mixture before shaping and dipping them in chocolate. —Mary Ester Holloway, Bowerston, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    about 12 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds confectioners' sugar
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 3 pounds milk chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat confectioners' sugar, milk, butter and extract until smooth. Shape into 1/2-in. balls and flatten into patties. Freeze 30 minutes.
  • In a microwave, melt half of candy coating at a time; dip patties into chocolate. Let excess drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets until set. Store in airtight containers.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 186 calories, 7g fat (5g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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