In a large mixing bowl, combine first four ingredients. At this point you can
add green or red paste food coloring, if desired. Blend until smooth. Cover and
refrigerate mixture overnight.
Use lightly greased hands to shape mixture into one-inch balls and flatten to
make patty shapes.
Place patties on jellyroll pan lined with wax paper and freeze
patties for at least 30 minutes.
In a heavy medium-size saucepan, melt candy coating and chocolate chips over
low heat. Working with one dozen patties at a time, place each patty on a fork and
spoon chocolate mixture over top until covered.
Transfer patties to a jellyroll
pan lined with wax paper.