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  • Serves: 16 Servings

Peppermint Petits Fours

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Category: Holiday

 Ingredients List

  • 1 pk Frozen pound cake
  • 1/3 c Strawberry preserves
  • 3 c Granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 c Hot water
  • 1/2 ts Cream of tartar
  • 1 1/4 c Powdered sugar
  • 1/2 ts Peppermint extract
  • 2 dr Red food coloring
  • Crushed peppermint candies
  • Colored sugar
  • Fresh strawberry slices


1. Trim crusts from pound cake. Cut cake lengthwise into 4 layers. Spread
1 layer with 1/2 of the preserves. Top with second layer. Repeat to make 2
double layers. Cust each into eight 2" squares (16 total). Set aside.

2. Combine granulated sugar, water and cream of tartar in 3-quart
casserole. Microwave at High for 5 to 7 minutes, or until mixture boils.

3. Insert microwave candy thermometer. Microwave at High for 7 to 11
minutes, or until mixture reaches 226F. Let stand on counter about 1 to 1
1/4 hours, or until colled to 110F. (Do not stir or cool over water.)

4. Add powdered sugar, peppermint extract and food coloring. Beat at
medium speed of electric mixer until smooth.

5. Use 2 forks to dip each layers pound cake square into frosting, coating
all sides. Let excess drip off. Place on wire rack over wax paper.
Repeat, dipping each square twice.

6. Decorate with crushed peppermint, candies, colored sugar or strawberry
slices. Let stand until set.

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