Creamy Peppermint or Coconut Patties

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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
  • 34
    cup milk chocolate chips
  • 34
    cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3
    tablespoons shortening
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DIRECTIONS

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