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LC Chocolate Mints – from Chuck Dudek
8 oz. Philadelphia cream cheese
1/4 pound (1 stick) butter
1/4 cup Hershey's cocoa
1 teaspoon peppermint extract (or 2-4 tablespoons peanut butter)
1/4 cup cream
30 Equal tablets dissolved in a little water.
Put cream cheese and butter in bowl and microwave for one minute.
Add remaining ingredients and blend thoroughly. Spoon into small
ruffled paper cups (like chocolates are packaged in) to make 12-14 cups
and refrigerate until firm. Store in refrigerator. 23 grams
total (net of fibre) for the mint chocolates, 27-31 grams total for choco-peanut
cups. Note: If you use 15 Equal or Splenda packets instead
of 30 Equal tablets, add 12 grams to total. If you use different
brands of products, adjust the gram count accordingly. Peter Pan
has 2 grams (net) per tablespoon. I could not find a count for peppermint
extract, so I counted it as 1/2 gram, same as vanilla. Try these--you'll