Chocolate Peppermint (or Orange) Bites
  • 1 pound confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 4 ounces, weight cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint (or orange) extract
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Using a mixer, gradually add the sugar to the cream cheese, beat well until incorporated.
  • Add peppermint extract and combine well.
  • Roll dough into teaspoon size balls and place on baking sheet(s) lined with wax paper or parchment. Create a small "bowl" or indention in each ball using a 1/4 teaspoon or your finger. Cover with plastic wrap and let firm up in refrigerator for a few hours.
  • When peppermints have firmed, melt chocolate according to package directions (microwave is fine). Fill a piping bag or freezer bag with the corner snipped with the melted chocolate. Fill each mini peppermint bowl/indention with chocolate and let cool.
  • Refrigerate in airtight container until ready to serve.