Peppermint Patties Recipe

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Peppermint Patties

Diana Collins

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@dianajcollins

My youngest son brought this recipe home from his family living class (it was Home Ec. when I went to school). These are very rich and addictive.


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Serves:

24

Prep:

2 Hr

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Fondue

Ingredients

3/4 c
sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 tsp
peppermint extract
4 c
confectioners' sugar
3 c
semisweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp
shortening

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine condensed milk and peppermint extract.
2
Beat in sugar, a little at a time, to form a stiff dough that is no longer sticky. This is a very heavy dough and I burned out a small hand mixer the first time I made it, so if using a mixer be sure it is heavy-duty.
3
Form dough into 1" balls, place on wax paper and flatten to form patties.
4
Let patties dry at room temperature 2 hours, turning once.
5
In medium saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips and shortening, stirring often. I recommend using a double boiler if you have one, since it's easy to scorch if you aren't careful.
6
Lay patties on the tines of a fork and dip into melted chocolate. Let cool on wax paper until set, at least 30 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy