Dipped Peppermint Creams

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 32
 

Ingredients

Candy

16
oz. vanilla-flavored candy coating or almond bark, cut into pieces
1/4
cup shortening
1/2
cup finely crushed peppermint candy*

Coating

4
oz. chocolate-flavored candy coating, cut into pieces
1
tablespoon shortening

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Line 9x5-inch loaf pan with foil. In medium saucepan over low heat, melt vanilla-flavored candy coating and 1/4 cup shortening, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in peppermint candy.** Spread in foil-lined pan. Let stand until firm.
  • 2 Remove candy from pan by lifting foil. Cut into 1-inch squares. Let stand until very firm.
  • 3 In small saucepan over low heat, melt coating ingredients, stirring constantly until smooth. Set saucepan in hot water to maintain dipping consistency. Dip half of each peppermint candy square into coating; allow excess to drip off. Place coated side up on waxed paper. Garnish as desired. Let stand until set.
  • 1 Line 9x5-inch loaf pan with foil. In medium saucepan over low heat, melt vanilla-flavored candy coating and 1/4 cup shortening, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in peppermint candy.** Spread in foil-lined pan. Let stand until firm.
  • 2 Remove candy from pan by lifting foil. Cut into 1-inch squares. Let stand until very firm.
  • 3 In small saucepan over low heat, melt coating ingredients, stirring constantly until smooth. Set saucepan in hot water to maintain dipping consistency. Dip half of each peppermint candy square into coating; allow excess to drip off. Place coated side up on waxed paper. Garnish as desired. Let stand until set.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

*To crush peppermint candies, place in plastic bag; secure with twist tie. Using hammer, crush candies. **To prepare in microwave, combine vanilla-flavored candy coating and 1/4 cup shortening in medium microwave-safe bowl; microwave on MEDIUM for 3 to 5 minutes or until candy coating is melted. Stir until smooth. Stir in peppermint candy. Combine chocolate-flavored candy coating and 1 tablespoon shortening in separate microwave-safe bowl; microwave on MEDIUM for 2 to 3 minutes or until melted. Stir until smooth.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Candy
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
3mg
3%;
Sodium
20mg
20%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.