Blend margarine, corn syrup, peppermint extract and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add p. sugar and mix with spoon or hands till smooth.
Flatten with a glass to 1/4 inch and chill for 30 minutes. In a double boiler or microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening...
These peppermint patties are thick and are coated with crushed peppermint candy. They were the hit of my cookie/candy swap this past Christmas.
I love these so much!