Finish off dinners and meals with these homemade peppermint patties. The refreshing creamy peppermint flavored filling will melt in your mouth with each bite!
INGREDIENTS (for 9 servings):
- 1 (14 ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
- 1 tablespoon peppermint extract
- 6 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 1/2 pounds chocolate-flavored candy coating*, melted
In large mixer bowl, combine EAGLE BRAND®, extract and food coloring, (optional). Add 6 cups sugar; beat on low speed until smooth and well blended. Turn mixture onto surface sprinkled with confectioners' sugar. Knead lightly to form smooth ball. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on wax paper-lined baking sheets. Flatten each ball into a 1 1/2-inch patty. Let dry 1 hour or longer; turn over and let dry at least 1 hour. With fork, dip each patty into warm candy coating (draw fork lightly across rim of pan to remove excess coating). Invert onto wax paper-lined baking sheets; let stand until firm. Store covered at room temperature or in refrigerator.
*Also called confectioners' or summer coating.