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Peppermint Candy Tarts

Peppermint Candy Tarts
  • Prep 1 hr 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 32

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Ingredients

Tart Shells

1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
teaspoon peppermint extract
1
egg
1 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt

Filling and Garnish

2
cups powdered sugar
3
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2
or 3 drops red food color
2
to 3 tablespoons milk
1/2
cup crushed hard peppermint candies (about 18 candies)

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms only of 32 mini muffin cups with shortening or cooking spray. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar and 1/2 cup butter with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in peppermint extract and egg until blended. On low speed, beat in flour, baking soda and salt.
  • 2
    Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls. Press each ball in bottom and up side of muffin cup.
  • 3
    Bake 9 to 12 minutes until set and edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from muffin cups to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4
    In small bowl, beat filling ingredients except crushed candies with electric mixture on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Stir in 1/4 cup of the candies. Spoon or pipe 1 rounded measuring teaspoon filling into center of each tart shell. Sprinkle with remaining crushed candies.

Expert Tips

  • Use green food color to make green frosting, and use crushed green candies for the topping.
  • To keep the tarts longer, wrap tightly, label and freeze up to 6 months.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Tart
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
40
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
6%
Sodium
60mg
3%
Potassium
10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
16g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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