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It doesn’t matter if you’re a DIY junky or you’re looking to get started, once that spring fever sets in, you'll probably want to roll up your sleeves and make your house beautiful. But where do you even begin these home improvement and DIY projects?

Louise Fletke
By Louise Fletke
on 1/16/18 9:00 AM
   

Easy Christmas Treat Recipe: Peppermint Patties

Louise Fletke
by Louise Fletke on 12/22/17 1:15 PM

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If you’re tired of the same old sugar cookies, we have a delicious recipe we pulled from our Team Member cookbook: homemade peppermint patties! Don’t get us wrong, we love a good sugar cookie slathered in frosting, but this Christmas we thought it’d be fun to try something new, and these peppermint patties definitely did not disappoint.

 

Here’s what you need:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 4 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • Chocolate CandiQuik
  • Bag of mini pretzels
  • Candy eyes
  • Red chocolate candies
  • Sprinkles

Instructions:

  1. Combine cream cheese and peppermint extract in a mixing bowl.
  2. Gradually mix in powdered sugar. The end result will be crumbly.
  3. Knead the filling into a ball and roll it out into a log.
  4. Cut discs of the filling and flatten them out. Set the discs on a lined baking sheet, then put the sheet in the freezer for an hour.
  5. Cut pretzels in half and set aside with other decorations.
  6. Melt the CandiQuik following instructions on packaging.
  7. Take filling out of freezer and dip a disc in chocolate. If you want to decorate them, do so immediately as the candy dries quickly!

And there you have it! A tasty treat you can decorate how you see fit, although we recommend making reindeer because they are so cute! Want other Christmas treat ideas? Check out our Pinterest board!

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Louise Fletke
Written by Louise Fletke
Attending public schools all her life and being a three-sport athlete, Louise is no novice to fundraising. When she's not writing copy for Great Lakes Scrip Center, Louise can be found playing recreational sports too competitively, or spending quality time with her dog.

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