So, let's get something straight right now: EVERY AWESOME RECIPE SHOULD HAVE ONLY FOUR INGREDIENTS. Let's push Congress to pass that law, pronto.
The blogger over at She Wears Many Hats is responsible for this 'you-can't-eat-too-many-or-you'll-go-into-sugar-shock' recipe... go give her a visit, she wears many hats. And now, let's pig out.
You'll need four ingredients, as per Congressional law. Gather up powdered sugar, cream cheese, peppermint extract and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Take four ounces of cream cheese and let it soften. Throw it in your mixer and combine it with the peppermint extract and about a pound of powdered sugar. That was half the bag and it was pretty easy to eyeball when it was right... it needs to be a bit dough-like.
OK, here's where we're going to work fast. Take a baking sheet and line it with wax paper or parchment paper. Take a little of the mixture, I used about a tablespoon or so at a time, and roll it up into a ball.
Put it on your wax paper and press the backside of a tablespoon into it to make a dent.
Keep going until you've used up all the mixture. If you aren't too quick, the mixture will dry out a bit. The original blogger says to keep a damp towel over the mixing bowl while you're working to keep that from happening, but I was able to do it pretty quickly so that wasn't a big deal for me. Just be wary.
Also, at this point, your hands will smell like peppermints.
So, here they are:
Pretty maids, all in a row.
Throw this into the fridge for a couple of hours until they get a bit more firm. Once that happens, take them out and melt one cup of your chocolate.
Put your chocolate into a piping bag or ziploc bag and pipe it into the peppermints.
Oh, brother. Throw these into the fridge to let the chocolate harden up a bit. I found it was easiest to eat these at room temperature so the chocolate was easier to bite into. As if I wouldn't have eaten it anyway.