These chocolatey mint confections are the perfect candy for any sugar free Easter basket. They’re reminiscent of peppermint patties, and even more delicious. Sugar free vanilla frosting right from the grocery store gives you a head start on the luscious, creamy mint centers. To make the patties, you’ll need a muffin tin and some foil-backed muffin tin liners. Use these to easily remove the candy from the cups once it hardens, and then fold the edges of the liner inward to wrap around each pattie, securing the center with a large sticker. Favorite cartoon characters make great sticker choices, as well as Easter or spring-themed stickers.
2 8 oz. bags Hershey’s Sugar Free Chocolate Chips
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 can Pillsbury Sugar Free Vanilla Frosting
1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint flavored extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
a few drops pink or green food coloring (optional)
1/2 cup sugar free white candy coating and food color for decoration (optional)
Place the liners in the muffin tin. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt one of the bags of sugar free chocolate chips with one of the tablespoons of butter, stopping to stir frequently, until smooth and well combined. The total microwave time should be well under a minute. Spoon the melted chocolate mixture evenly into the bottom of each liner and refrigerate until hardened, about 20 minutes.
Scoop out half of the sugar free frosting into a medium-sized bowl and use an electric mixer to beat in the extract and food coloring, if using. Spoon the mint mixture evenly onto the center of each chocolate disk in the muffin tin, spreading gently so it flattens but doesn’t extend all the way to the sides. Return the muffin tin to the refrigerator.
Melt the remaining chocolate as above. Remove the muffin tin from the refrigerator and spoon the chocolate atop the mint centers, making sure the mint is completely covered. Return to the refrigerator for an hour to make sure the patties are completely set.
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