Chocolate Covered Peppermint Patties Recipe

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner my thoughts turn to love. More specifically my thoughts turn to my love of chocolate!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ 

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I discovered this recipe right before Christmas and it has become one of my favorite chocolate treats to make. Peppermint patties have always been one of my favorite store bought candies and I was insanely excited to find out that I can make them whenever I want at home!!

Peppermint Patty Recipe

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INGREDIENTS

  • 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tbsp peppermint extract
  • 5 – 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 cups of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • shortening (this will be melted with the chocolate – I use butter flavored Crisco)
  • wax paper (I know this isn’t actually an ingredient but I don’t always have wax paper in the cupboard and you really need this – plastic wrap and parchment paper do not work as well with this recipe)

DIRECTIONS
Combine the peppermint extract and the sweetened condensed milk together in a mixing bowl.
Add the powdered sugar a cup or two at a time and beat to incorporate. You want a very stiff dough
Gently knead on a surface sprinkled with more powdered sugar. If dough is sticky add more sugar.
Cover baking sheets with wax paper.
You can roll the dough and cut out patty shaped discs. Or what I do is pinch off about a tablespoon of the dough then roll it into a ball with my hands. I place the dough ball onto the wax paper and gently flatten the ball into a disk.
After your patties have been shaped you need to let them dry for at least 3 hours on EACH side. If they are still sticky when you try to remove them they need to dry longer. These can dry at room temperature. After the patties are completely dry use the microwave or double boiler to melt chocolate chips and shortening (about 1 tbsp shortening per cup of chips). Dip the patties into the melted chocolate to coat. I drop the patty into the chocolate then use a fork to flip it over and remove it. Place the chocolate coated patties onto wax paper until the chocolate sets.

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I have always wanted to make homemade candy but I was way too intimidated by the recipes. It seemed so complicated with thermometers, all of the candy making language – soft ball?? hard crack???? – that is just too too much for me!!!!

This is the perfect base recipe for candy making novices (like me) to wow your family and friends with decadent confections. You can use different flavored extract and shape the dough to make tons of different types of candy. Coffee extract, orange extract, vanilla extract – the possibilities are endless!!

Thanks for reading!!

~ Tami

 

 

 

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33 responses to “Chocolate Covered Peppermint Patties Recipe

    • Thanks Robin! I think if I was in a “stuck on a desert island scenario” and I could only have one type of food it might just be peppermint patties! LOL These really are very easy to make and they taste exactly like a York!! 😀 😀 😀

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  1. YAY WELCOME BACK. I hope your shoulder is better??? These look amazing, they are like a bigger rounder version of an after eight mint. I bet they will be tasty with a biscuit base as well. Thanks for sharing, these look nice and easy 😃😃😃

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    • Hi hi hi!!! My shoulder is mostly better. I’ve still been taking it easy on crocheting – only an hour a day instead of 6 hours a day LOL!!! These candies are really really good and simple to make. Oh a biscuit base does sound yummy!! When I make these I honestly sit there and stuff them in my face one after another until my tummy hurts!!! hahaha 😀 😀 😀

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      • Good good! I miss seeing your crochet – mind i cba with it today lol! An hour is better 😀 you been gaming as well? I missed an event with AC so sulking about that lol. LMAO can imagine you just scoffing them and hubby is waiting for one and you’re like oops they fell into my mouth 😀 😀 😀 😀

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      • Honestly I have about 5 crochet projects just waiting to be photographed and posted. I just keep stacking them up but then I get busy and forget to take pictures!! LOL Of course I get distracted by video games but oh well I’ll get around to it some day!!! 😀 😀 😀

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  2. I love peppermint patties, and this recipe is simple enough for even me haha 🙂 I shared this on Facebook for those who also love peppermint patties. I’m happy to hear that your shoulder is better. 🙂

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    • Hi Brenda! Thanks – this is a very easy recipe, it just takes a lot of patience to wait for the patties to dry and then for the chocolate to set. I start gobbling them up when the chocolate is still a little soft LOL!! Thanks for sharing it on FB. 😀 And thanks for the well wishes about my shoulder. I crocheted a little too much right before Christmas and needed to give my poor muscles a rest. I’m itching to get back to it full time again. I have a lot of catching up to do with reading posts and I’m so happy you stopped by to say hello!!!! 😀 😀 😀

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  3. Welcome back, Tami, I was thinking about you just yesterday, wondering how you are doing! I am not a mint candy person myself, but you never know when something like this will come in handy, so thank you!

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    • Hi Kathy!! The great thing about this recipe is that you can replace the peppermint extract with other flavors. The next time I make them I think I’ll use coffee extract for a yummy mocha patty!! ❤ ❤
      I've been doing fine except I crocheted a little too hard before Christmas so I've had to put my hooks down for a few weeks to give my arm and shoulder a rest. I've missed chatting with everyone and seeing what everyone's been up to. 😀

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  4. Thank you for sharing this recipe. My mom had a recipe like this and it got lost. I do remember she made them a couple of times as they are a favorite in our family. I’m so totally going to try these out soon. Also, how happy I was to see a post from you in the reader! I love your blog. 🙂

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    • Hi Tony! Thank you!! My mom never made these but if she had I would have memorized the recipe years ago because I would have made them a million times. The candy she made a lot was Peanut Butter Balls also known as Buckeye Balls. That recipe I do have memorized and I make them quite often – hmmm it has been a few months since I’ve made them. I’ll need to make some very soon. 😀 😀 😀

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  5. So that’s the jist of it? Powdered sugar and sweetened condensed milk? No wonder it’s so good! And you’re right about all the flavor possibilities! I must make some of these!
    So glad to hear from you Tami!
    Jan

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    • Hi Jan!! I was ridiculously excited when I saw how easy these were to make. I found the recipe in November and I’ve already made them 4 times!!! The next batch I’m going to try a different flavor extract. I imagine you could even use seedless raspberry jam and just add more powdered sugar to compensate for the extra moisture. Now the wheels are really turning to see how many variations of this recipe I can make!! 😀 😀 😀

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  6. OH. MY. GOODNESS.!!!!!

    You’d better have some of these left, because I’m on my way over!
    I LOVE chocolate covered peppermint creams. Can’t eat too many (or should that read SHOULDN’T eat too many) .. but because of that, I savour ever single bite.

    *putting shoes on, grabbing bag and off to bus stop*
    See you soon Tami! ~ Cobs. xxx
    lol.

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    • Oh dear dear Cobs – I could live off of peppermint creams! Honestly I think that they could almost be considered healthy. Peppermint leaves are green and I believe that any green colored food is automatically considered to be good for you, right???? I’m sure it is.
      Fortunately this recipe makes dozens and dozens of yummy minty treats so there will surely be some left when I meet you at the international bus station! On second thought I really should put some into a locked box and turn the key over to the international bus station porter for safe keeping until you get here. I have no self control when there are so many peppermint patties near me. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  7. I love Peppermint Patties…sometimes a little too much. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Maybe it’s a good thing I don’t have all of the ingredients and it’s snowing and blowing outside – or I would make them and then eat. them. all. I love the heart shape you gave yours. Little cookie cutters would be fun to use for different occasions (or just because).

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