Peppermint Balls

Lillian Russo Recipe

By Lillian Russo Lilliancooks

20 Min
20 Min

I came up with this when I was trying to think of some kind of a Christmas treat for the kids. Us adults have rum I thought this would be perfect for the kids! well, the kids AND adults loved this!

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5 c
rice krispies cereal
4 c
mini marshmellows
4 Tbsp
2 1/2 tsp
1 tsp
peppermint extract
6 oz
semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 oz
white chocolate chips
peppermint candy canes-crushed
mini muffin papers

Directions Step-By-Step

Make a basic Rice Crispy Treat by melting the butter over medium heat in a very large saucepan. Add the marshmellows and stir til melted, then add in milk with mint extract. Stir again. Then add in cereal and stir til well coated. Remove from heat and work quickly with damp hands, break off a small amount of the coated cereal and form into a small ball. Place the ball on a waxed paper covered cookie sheet. Continue doing this til all the balls are formed. You should have about 36 - 40 balls. Set aside.
Melt semi sweet chocolate in microwave according to directions on bag. Dip each ball in the chocolate and smear the chocolate all over the ball with your hands making sure to evenly but thinly coat the ball. Place back on waxed paper covered cookie sheet. Repeat this for half the balls. Sprinkle the crushed candy canes over top of the balls before they dry. Repeat this method with the white chocolate.
When all the peppermint balls are dry, place each one in the mini paper cups.
Serve and enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Nov 15, 2010 - Lillian Russo shared this recipe with discussion groups: I NEED a Picture to Cook!!! Unique Recipes and Tips What's Cookin' Today?
Wendy Rusch snooksk9
Nov 15, 2010
simple enough! and yummy enough too!!! thanks lillian!
Joanne DiNardo Joanne1127
Nov 15, 2010
Now we need the recipe for the rum balls!
Karen Smith smilin
Nov 15, 2010
Well I give this a big 2 thumbs up. love peppermint and chocolate, I know these will be a hit at my house this year too.
Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7
Nov 15, 2010
Lillian!!! Wonderful!!!! xoxo Colleen
Lillian Russo Lilliancooks
Nov 15, 2010
Yes Wendy, this is very easy, especially if you have experience making Rice Krispy treats! The hardest part about this is to work fast forming the balls, before the rice krispy treats harden.

lol Joanne! Yes, I'll be posting those soon also!

Thanks Karen! Let me know how you like them!

Awwww...Thank you Colleen! xoxo to you too! =)
Dec 6, 2010
I think the kids will love these.[me too] Also I was wondering about your profile picture. Is that one of your recipes and if so would you share the recipe?
Lillian Russo Lilliancooks
Dec 8, 2010
Thanks Elaine! No, the profile pic was of some gourmet apples that I recieved as a gift from the Tastee Apple website. Their apples are truly to die for!!! The best I've ever had!
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