I adore peppermint patties and never knew I could make them at home!
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!
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!
I also made some into stick form.
These are actually for a bridal party! What a fun and inexpensive and beautiful way to have personalized mints for favors.
- 2 1/2 cups 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
- 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.
- Roll mixture out between sheets of parchment paper on a large baking sheet.
- Freeze until firm, about 15 minutes. Remove top sheet of parchment paper and sprinkle with confectioners sugar. Replace top sheet, then flip round over and repeat sprinkling on other side.
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Chill patties for about 1 hour before serving.
- Store in an air tight container, making sure patties are separated with wax or parchment paper.
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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! 😉
I hope you will try these and fall in love with this simple snack as much as I have!
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
Oh my, sweet treats! 🙂
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.
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? 🙂
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! 🙂 Thanks for sharing the recipe!
These look great! This is my hubby’s favorite candy so I am looking forward to making these while he is working one day!
These look so adorable and delicious. I love the fact that you colored them blue!
What fun….especially the blue ones. So cute to say I DO TOO! 🙂
I am not entering your contest for fear I would win and screw up my diet!
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.
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. 🙂