Chocolate Peppermint Dainties

Oxmoor House
about 5 dozen


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1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar, sifted
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 drops peppermint oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
1 tablespoon melted paraffin (optional)


Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. Stir in milk, vanilla, peppermint oil, and salt. Chill mixture overnight or until firm. Shape into 3/4-inch balls.

Place paraffin, if desired, in top of double boiler over boiling water. Add chocolate, stirring until melted. Using 2 forks, quickly dip balls one at a time into melted chocolate mixture. Place dipped candies on waxed paper, and refrigerate until chocolate is firm.

Created date

February 2010