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Creamy Peppermint Patties

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
    about 8 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 9 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons shortening

Directions

  • Beat cream cheese and extract until smooth. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating well.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Flatten into patties 1-1/2-1-3/4 in. in diameter. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 patty: 82 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
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