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Peppermint Patties

Heres a recipe for homemade Peppermint Patties that i tried the other day. They are really sweet and i like to put em in Hot Chocolate to get the flavor of the Peppermint Hot Chocolates from McDonalds 🙂

Ingredients

    • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
    • 1 tablespoon peppermint extract
    • 6 cups powdered sugar
    • 24 -32 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 4 -6 tablespoons shortening

Directions

  1. Combine the sweetened condensed milk and peppermint extract.
  2. Slowly add the powdered sugar and beat.
  3. Knead on a surface sprinkled with more sugar until dough is stiff.
  4. (The stiffer the better when it come to the dipping part!) Add more sugar while kneading if the dough is sticky.
  5. Roll 1/4 inch thick.
  6. Cut into approximately 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inch circles. If they are much bigger than that they fall apart when you dip them. I just used a ranch bottle cap to get them cut out and they were about the perfect size.
  7. Let the cut patties dry for at least 2 hours on *each* side. They need to be really dry.
  8. Melt chocolate & shortening in microwave; stirring constantly until smooth. Using 1 Tbls of shortening for every 6 oz. of chocolate. Keep chocolate hot for dipping.
  9. Dip patties in melted chocolate, and place on wax paper to cool. This was the first time i ever dipped candy in chocolate so they aren’t perfect but hey that doesn’t affect the flavor lol 🙂

Enjoy!