Ah the luck of the Irish. Hopefully you are lucky enough to bust out some of these SUPER easy peppermint patties! Happy St. Patty's Day my friends!!
1 14 oz can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 tablespoon peppermint extract
6 cups powdered sugar, plus additional for kneading filling
1 1/2 pounds chocolate-flavored candy coating, melted
Green food coloring (optional)
In large bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, peppermint extract and food coloring (optional). Add 6 cups 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 wax paper-lined 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. Put in freezer to harden up. 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.