about 8 dozen
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1 (14 oz.) can
Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 tablespoon peppermint extract
Green or red food coloring (optional)
6 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 pounds chocolate-flavored candy coating*, melted
LINE baking sheets with wax paper.
COMBINE sweetened condensed milk, peppermint extract and food coloring, if desired, in large bowl. Add 6 cups powdered sugar; beat on low speed until smooth and well blended. Turn mixture onto surface sprinkled with powdered sugar.
KNEAD lightly to form smooth ball. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Flatten each ball into a 1 1/2-inch patty.
LET dry 1 hour or longer; turn over and let dry at least 1 hour. With fork, dip each patty into warm candy coating (draw fork lightly across rim of pan to remove excess coating). Invert onto wax-paper-lined baking sheets; let stand until firm. Store covered at room temperature or in refrigerator.
*Also called confectioners’ or summer coating.