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Chocolate Peppermint Dainties

Yield about 5 dozen


  • 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)

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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