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    Peppermint Candy Tarts

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 39 mins

    1 hrs 30 mins

    9 mins

    *Z*'s Note:

    This recipe comes from a Pillsbury holiday baking cookbook. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks good.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    tarts

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup butter, softened
    • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
    • 1 egg
    • 1 1/2 cups flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cups powdered sugar
    • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
    • 2 -3 drops red food coloring
    • 2 -3 tablespoons milk
    • 1/2 cup hard peppermint candy, crushed, about 18 candies

    Directions:

    1. 1
      FOR TARTS:.
    2. 2
      Heat oven to 350.
    3. 3
      Grease bottoms only of 32 mini muffin cups.
    4. 4
      In a large bowl, beat sugar and 1/2 cup butter until fluffy.
    5. 5
      Beat in peppermint extract and egg until blended.
    6. 6
      On low speed, beat in flour, baking soda and salt.
    7. 7
      Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls.
    8. 8
      Press each ball in bottom up the sides of muffin cups.
    9. 9
      Bake 9-12 minutes until set and edges are light golden brown.
    10. 10
      Cool 1 minute, remove from muffin cups to cooling racks.
    11. 11
      Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
    12. 12
      FOR FILLING:.
    13. 13
      In small bowl, beat powdered sugar, 3 Tbsp butter, food coloring, and milk on medium speed until smooth and creamy.
    14. 14
      Stir in 1/4 cup of the crushed candies.
    15. 15
      Spoon or pipe 1 rounded tsp of filling into each tart shell.
    16. 16
      Sprinkle with remaining crushed candies.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 10, 2009

      45

      I have made this several times and always received rave reviews. I purchased pepermint candy cane sprinkles from a baking supply store and use these on top, and they look beautiful! They also freeze very well.

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    • on December 11, 2007

      55

      this recipe was so awesome. I had to make 4 or 5 batches just to keep up with the demand. This one was a real crowd pleaser

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    • on November 22, 2007

      45

      Made these last year and they are the best. A little sweet but very good!

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    Nutritional Facts for Peppermint Candy Tarts

    Serving Size: 1 (772 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 100.6
     
    Calories from Fat 37
    37%
    Total Fat 4.2 g
    6%
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    12%
    Cholesterol 17.2 mg
    5%
    Sodium 58.9 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 15.1 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    0%
    Sugars 10.5 g
    42%
    Protein 0.8 g
    1%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    peppermint candies

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