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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first 4 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. thickness. Cover and freeze for 30 minutes.
  • Microwave chocolate chips and shortening on high until melted; stir until smooth. Dip patties, allowing excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.
Nutrition Facts
1 patty: 67 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
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