Recipes and Cooking Peppermint Sticks 4.3 (12) These stir-together sweet treats can be served at parties or given away as gifts. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 1, 2005 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 20 mins Stand Time: 30 mins Total Time: 50 mins Servings: 16 Yield: 16 gifts Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 4 ounce bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped 1 teaspoon shortening ⅔ cup pecans or your favorite nuts, chopped 16 3-4 inch soft peppermint sticks Directions In a small saucepan combine chocolate and shortening; cook over low heat just until melted. Transfer to a bowl. Place pecans on waxed paper. Dip one end of each peppermint stick into melted chocolate and then roll in chopped nuts. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Wrap each individually to give as a gift. Makes 16 gifts. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 113 Calories 6g Fat 16g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 16 Calories 113 % Daily Value * Total Fat 6g 8% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Sodium 1mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 16g 6% Total Sugars 14g Protein 1g Calcium 10.1mg 1% Iron 0.4mg 2% Potassium 48mg 1% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.