- In large bowl, mix sweetened condensed milk, peppermint extract and food color. With spoon, stir in 1 1/2 packages confectioners' Sugar. On cutting board generously sprinkled with confectioners' Sugar, gradually knead in enough additional Sugar so that mixture forms a smooth firm ball that doesn't stick to hands or board. ( You will need alot of sugar for this part.)
- Pat mixture into 8" X 8" square. With knife, cut into 1 inch squares. #Shape each piece into a ball and with fingers, flattened into a 2 inch patty. Top with pecan half. (Optional) Repeat with remaining pieces. (Keep pieces covered with plastic wrap while preparing patties) Let patties dry at least 1 hour.