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Party Mint Patties

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

about 7-1/2 dozen

These easy-to-make mint candies are perfect for any occasion throughout the year. Simply tint the dough the appropriate color. Friends and family will gobble these up in a jiffy! —Mrs. William Yoder, Bloomfield, Iowa

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 drops red food coloring
  • 2 drops yellow food coloring
  • Sugar (about 1 cup)

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine butter and corn syrup. Add 2 cups confectioners' sugar and extract; beat well. Stir in 1 cup confectioners' sugar. Turn onto a work surface sprinkled with remaining confectioners' sugar; knead until sugar is absorbed and mixture is smooth.
  2. Divide into three portions. Tint one portion pink and one yellow; leave remaining portion white. Shape into 3/4-in. balls; roll in sugar. Flatten with a fork. Let stand, uncovered, at room temperature for 1 day. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 75 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 13mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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