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Creamy Peppermint or Coconut Patties

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“This is such a wonderful tasting candy. The recipe comes from an elementary school cookbook. The original recipe called for using peppermint extract as the flavoring. I have found that it is equally good using coconut extract to flavor it with.”
READY IN:
40mins
YIELD:
4 dozen
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract or 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 9 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 34 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 34 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons shortening

Directions

  1. Beat cream cheese and extract until smooth.
  2. Gradually add confectioners sugar, beating well.
  3. Shape into 1 inch balls.
  4. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets.
  5. Flatten into patties.
  6. The bottom of a cup works great.
  7. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
  8. In microwave, melt chips and shortening; stir until smooth.
  9. Cool slightly.
  10. Dip patties into melted chocolate.
  11. Place on waxed paper.
  12. Store in refrigerator.
  13. **If you decide to use coconut extract consider sprinkling flaked coconut on top of chocolate while still soft.

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