Peppermint Balls

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Serves: 12
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5 c rice krispies cereal
4 c mini marshmellows
4 Tbsp butter
2 1/2 tsp milk
1 tsp peppermint extract
6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 oz white chocolate chips
2 peppermint candy canes-crushed
36-40 mini muffin papers

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Lillian Russo Recipe
Well Seasoned
Long Island, NY
Member Since Jul 2010
Lillian's notes for this recipe:
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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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!

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user Lillian Russo Lilliancooks - Nov 15, 2010
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user Wendy Rusch snooksk9 - Nov 15, 2010
simple enough! and yummy enough too!!! thanks lillian!
user Joanne DiNardo Joanne1127 - Nov 15, 2010
Now we need the recipe for the rum balls!
user 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.
user Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7 - Nov 15, 2010
Lillian!!! Wonderful!!!! xoxo Colleen

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