Peppermint Patties


1 (14-ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
1 tablespoon peppermint extract
Green or red food coloring (optional)
6 cups confectioners’ sugar
Additional confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 pounds chocolate-flavored candy coating*, melted


In large bowl, combine EAGLE BRAND®, extract and food coloring (optional). Add 6 cups confectioners’ sugar; beat on low speed until smooth and well blended. Turn mixture onto surface sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar.

Knead lightly to form smooth ball. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on wax-paper-lined baking sheets. Flatten each ball into a 1½-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.

Notes: *Also called confectioners’ or summer coating.