Peppermint Patties

filed under: Candy on March 14, 2011

I adore peppermint patties and never knew I could make them at home!

 

Peppermint Patties
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
33 mins
 

I adore peppermint patties and never knew I could make them at home!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peppermint Patties
Servings: 24 patties
Author: Amanda Rettke
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 c confectioners sugar divided
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 1 tbsp. shortening
  • 10 -12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips I use mini
Instructions
  1. Beat 2 1/4 cups confectioners sugar with corn syrup, peppermint extract, shortening, and a pinch of salt using a stand mixer (with paddle attachment) at medium speed until just combined. Knead on a work surface dusted with remaining 1/4 cup confectioners sugar until smooth.

  2. Roll mixture out between sheets of parchment paper on a large baking sheet.

  3. Freeze until firm, about 15 minutes. Remove top sheet of paper and sprinkle round with confectioners sugar. Replace top sheet, then flip round over and repeat sprinkling on other side.

  4. Cut out as many rounds as possible with cutter, transferring to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze until firm, at least 10 minutes. Meanwhile, gather scraps, reroll, and freeze, then cut out more rounds, freezing them.

Temper chocolate and coat filling:
  1. Melt chocolate in medium microwave safe bowl for 1 minute. Remove and stir, looking to see if all chocolate has melted. If not, return to microwave in 15 second increments until chocolate is melted.

  2. Balance 1 peppermint round on a fork and submerge in melted chocolate, letting excess drip off and scraping back of fork against rim of bowl if necessary, then return patty to cookie sheet. Coat remaining rounds, reheating chocolate if necessary.

  3. Chill patties for about 1 hour before serving.
  4. Store in an air tight container, making sure patties are separated with wax or parchment paper.

 

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That and the fact that I am pregnant and want easy, pre-made snacks for guests visiting the baby and it was a sure thing that they would be prepared.

I am trying to save some for the big day, but its tough. They are GOOD!

It truly is easy and fun!

This recipe is just barely adapted from epicurious.

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However, one thing I did want to do was to personalize them.

So I decided to get some blue candy melts in honor of this soon-to-be-here baby boy!

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I also made some into stick form.

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These are actually for a bridal party! What a fun and inexpensive and beautiful way to have personalized mints for favors.

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Both versions taste delicious… and I can’t wait to make these for Easter and Thanksgiving and Christmas and birthdays and Tuesdays! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I hope you will try these and fall in love with this simple snack as much as I have!

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Comments

  • Bridget {bake at 350} says:

    I bookmarked that SAME recipe from Alice! Yours look just as amazingly delicious! Love the blue and wedding ideas!

  • Angie-Bigbearswife says:

    aww they look great!! My husband loves Peppermint Patties, so i’ll have to give this a try!

  • Renee says:

    Those look so good! I love peppermint patties ๐Ÿ™‚ BTW, did you pick out a baby name yet?

  • Shaina says:

    These look absolutely gorgeous. I’ve been lusting over everyone’s homemade peppermint patties for months now. I think you’ve pushed me into trying them finally.

  • courtney says:

    Does anyone know how these would freeze?

  • Aikko says:

    These look great Amanda! I can’t wait to try it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have to make my own peppermint extract first though, we don’t have the regular ones here ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

    I’m sending this link to my 8YO – she will be begging to make these!!!!

  • Paula says:

    Love peppermint patties and like you, didn’t know I could make my own. Off to visit Alice. Like that you tried them in stick form too and your bridal party favours are great.

  • Heather says:

    I just discovered her blog last night! I tried her classic buttercream frosting….wowza! It’s some serious good stuff! I couldn’t believe how smooth it turned out! Between your blog and Alice’s blog I’m doing some serious baking! I made your sugar cookies for my sister-in-law’s bday this weekend and my husband said he thought that batch was by far the best he’s ever tasted! Even my brother-n-law who hates sweets ate two of these cookies! He couldn’t believe how good they were…that blew my mind because he rarely will ever eat any kind of dessert! I baked up 2 dz for my daughter’s bday party in a few weeks because these freeze fabulously! Thanks for all your wonderful blogging! P.S. I’m making your delish chocolate cake for my daughter’s bday! It is so yummy!

  • SweetSugarBelle says:

    How fun! And the blue ones are gorgeous!

  • Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies says:

    Mmmmm peppermint patties.

  • Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies says:

    Mmmmm peppermint patties.

  • Jaclyn says:

    These look so fun to make! I love peppermint patties! I am going to have to attempt these!! Thanks for the recipe link!

  • Lisa (With Style and Grace) says:

    I need to make these for my mom, she loves peppermint patties! I bet they’d be good frozen too = chocolate fix without eating the entire batch ๐Ÿ˜‰ Woo hoo, so excited for you on the arrival of your baby boy! Countdown?

  • Gayatri Kumar says:

    Oh yum!! They look so good!! And sooo easy to make – Im definitely trying this out! something i dont think i should be able to make without breaking something ๐Ÿ˜€
    xx G
    http://lookwhoswearing.blogspot.com/

  • alice says:

    Gorgeous!!!!

  • naomi says:

    Um, delish! I love anything mint. What a perfect treat for any day.

  • tammy says:

    Those look sooooo YUMMY!!!! I will be making them for sure!!

  • susan says:

    You are so creative, my dear! A year or two ago, I made peppermint patties and you are so right, they are addicting. You eat one, and then the taste resonates on your palette and then you need another, and another, and another! Mmmm! I think making these for a “Tuesday” is the best occassion of all to create these little gems!

  • Darlynne says:

    Your giveaway is such a great idea and has inspired me, too, to do something more. I’m not entering your contest, but will use this gentle nudge to do the same for my friends, neighbors and family. Everyone is struggling today; maybe I can add a smile. Thank you!

  • marla {family fresh cooking} says:

    Awwww, Amanda I am so tickled by those blue peppermint patties. These are the perfect gifty treats for so many occasions. You could have so much fun personalizing the color, writing & decorations. xxoo

  • Kristen says:

    These look like they would melt in your mouth – deliciousness!

  • Lexi says:

    I’ve had it on my mind to make peppermint patties for a couple of years, now I just have to get up and actually make them. Yours are gorgeous (I love the blue ones).

  • MIss @ Miss in the Kitchen says:

    You are such a sweetie, giving all of those cookies away! I love peppermint patties, and what a clever idea to make them a different color, love it!

  • Sue says:

    I love that blue~so pretty!

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