"MISSOURI COLONELS CANDIES"

 

  • Cooking Time: 15 or 20 minutes
  • Servings: 60 candies
  • Preparation Time: 20minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2c.Butter or Margarine,softened
  • 1c. finely chopped pecans
  • 4c.sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/4c.green creme de menthe
  • 1(6-oz.pkg.)of semi-sweet chocolate pieces(1c.)
  • 1T.shortening

Directions

  • In a large mixing bowl,beat butter or margarine,pecans,creme de menthe and 2c. powdered sugar.Beat or stir in remaining powdered sugar.Cover and chill mixture for 1 hour or till firm.
  • Shape into 1-inch balls.Place balls on foil-lined or waxed paper lined baking sheet.Chill for another 15 minutes.
  • In a small,heavy saucepan,heat chocolatae pieces and shortening over low heat (very low),stirring constantly,till chocolate melts.
  • Dip one side of each of the chilled balls into melted chocolate .Return to baking sheet,chill till set or cover and store in refrigeration for up to 1 week.Or freeze candies in freezer container for up to 3 months.*Note: For non-alcholic candies use 1/4c. corn syrup 1/4t.pepermint extract and a few drops of green food coloring:Inplace of the Creme de menthe.

Notes

This recipe I found myself in a magazine Midwest Living I still have the magazine that it came from. I am just not sure of when they published it not able to get my hand's on the magazine myself I really can't tell you when this recipe was printed in it.

Author Credit: Midwest Living Magazine

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