Missouri Colonels

“Don't know about you but I'm starting to get a jump on some of my holiday baking. This came from Midwest Living magazine years ago and has become a favorite at Christmas for us for at least 8 years. Chocolate and mint are two of my favorite combinations! Prep time doesn't include chilling time.”
READY IN:
30mins
YIELD:
60 candies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In large mixing bowl beat together 2 cups powdered sugar and the pecans, butter and creme de menthe.
  2. Beat or stir in remaining powdered sugar.
  3. Cover and chill 1 hour or until firm.
  4. Shape into 1 inch balls and place on foil or wax paper lined baking sheets.
  5. Chill 15 minutes.
  6. In small saucepan, melt chips and shortening over low heat, stirring constantly til melted completely.
  7. Dip one side of each ball into the chocolate.
  8. (I use toothpicks to dip).
  9. Return to baking sheet and chill til set.
  10. Cover and store in refrigerator up to 1 week or freeze up to 3 months.

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