No-Cook Mint Patties

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Today I give you another recipe that has been in my family for as long as I can remember. And although I’m not a huge fan of peppermint, these little candies are delicious and help ‘clear the palate’, if you may.

These are just so simply delicious.

I do suggest NOT using a mixer. I tried, it did not work.

You also could make these for any holiday or event and color them whatever color(s) you would like!

No-Cook Mint Patties

1/3 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp peppermint extract
1/2 tsp salt
4 3/4 cup powdered sugar
Food Coloring (in this case, red and green)

Blend corn syrup, butter, extract, and salt together.  Add sugar; mix with spoon until it gets too hard to stir, then pour onto a cutting board to knead in the powdered sugar. Knead until smooth.Divide dough into thirds. Add red food to coloring to one-third, green to another, and leave the last white. (Although, I do suggest doing the white first, so you don’t have red and green hands to roll it out. Also, its handy to have gloves, it saves your hands from being colored!)
Shape dough into 1-inch balls; flatten with fork on waxed paper-lined baking sheet.
Let dry for several hours.

Flamingo from 2010It has a bell for a butt!!!

Flamingo from 2010
It has a bell for a butt!!!

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