Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I love chocolate covered peppermint in almost any form so I decided to try and make some of my own peppermint patties. I found a few recipes on allrecipe.com, and after much searching, reading of reviews and tweaking, this is what I came up with.
4 ounces low fat cream cheese
1 tbsp butter
3 cups icing sugar
2 tsp peppermint extract
1. Cream together the cream cheese, butter and icing sugar. Add the peppermint extract (Note you can test it at this stage for consistany you want as it may need a little more confectioner's sugar, or peppermint extract. If using peppermint oil, add a drop at a time and test for taste.).
2. Roll into medium sized balls and place on waxed paper. Flatten with a fork and let dry for a few hours.
3. Melt chocolate in a double boiler and dip dry patties in melted chocolate. Let harden on wax paper
We all loved these, and the batch was gone by the end of the next day. They were delicious and completely addictive. These will be made many more times.