Peppermint Patties

filed under: Candy on March 14, 2011

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

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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!

 

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.

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

  • Esi says:

    I wouldn’t be able to have just one.

  • Wenderly says:

    So darling! We love Peppermint Patties! Can’t wait ti try these!

  • Maria says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  • Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies says:

    Mmmmm peppermint patties.

  • Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies says:

    Mmmmm peppermint patties.

  • Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies says:

    Mmmmm peppermint patties.

  • Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies says:

    Mmmmm peppermint patties.

  • Shannon says:

    So {FUN} and look so {YUMMY}! Definitely givin’ these a try ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Stephanie says:

    I LOVE peppermint patties! Going over to get the recipe ASAP. Thanks for sharing Amanda!

  • Kate says:

    Oh my goodness! I love peppermint patties. I will definitely be trying these. Thanks for sharing (:

  • Tracy says:

    Gorgeous patties! I love making these at home…they’re so much better than store-bought!

  • Jae says:

    I have attempted these before, but made the HORRIBLE mistake of using mint extract instead of peppermint and ew. toothpaste patties! I will try with this recipe. They are beautiful btw~

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    Cute! I like the “i do” and the “so do i”. I wish I had these for favors when I got married.

  • Robyn | Add a Pinch says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. Can I have one please?

  • snippets of thyme says:

    My favorite candy is peppermint patties as well. There is hardly a grocery store run where one doesn’t get snatched up at the checkout. I try to hide the wrappers in the car but my kids always find them and smirk at me. I’ve never tried anything like this but thats what all of this blogging is making me do! Try new things!
    A baby boy! Wonderful. I had one of those and now he is 14! Good luck for the next couple of weeks while you are waiting.

  • shari says:

    Just yesterday I said to my Hubby………….Boy I would love some peppermint patties. And voila, today your post!
    Next craving ……………out comes the icing sugar!Thanks

  • Breville says:

    Oh my, sweet treats! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kari says:

    Love your blog and love to see others thinking about others. I am thinking of my mom who does so much for our family and is now in FL taking care of her Mother in Law for 2 weeks.

  • Kathy - Panini Happy says:

    I love your personalizations! Peppermint patties are the one candy I’ll occasionally indulge in at the checkout aisle. They’re part breath mint anyway, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Patti says:

    Love peppermint patties (yeah, my name might have something to do with that LOL…my nickname is Mint). I make them about twice a year, at Christmas and on hubby’s birthday (because he loves Mint Patti(es) too ;). This is different from the recipe I have (mine has butter, evap. milk and uses Lorann peppermint oil)…might have to give these a try next time. Perhaps for my daughters bridal shower! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • Amy Hinish says:

    These look great! This is my hubby’s favorite candy so I am looking forward to making these while he is working one day!

  • A tablespoon of Liz says:

    These look so adorable and delicious. I love the fact that you colored them blue!

  • Barbara says:

    What fun….especially the blue ones. So cute to say I DO TOO! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I am not entering your contest for fear I would win and screw up my diet!

  • Helen says:

    Hi, just want to let you know that I found another recipe that doesn’t call for as much sugar but it probably won’t be any good for those with coconut allergies.

  • Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction says:

    Oh, these look incredible! I definitely have to make them ASAP. Having a dinner party for my hubby’s 30th birthday next weekend, and I’m thinking they’d be lovely on the table. ๐Ÿ™‚

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