Peppermint Patties

Peppermint Patties Recipe

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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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
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

How to Make Peppermint Patties

Step-by-Step

  • 1Combine condensed milk and peppermint extract.
  • 2Beat 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.
  • 3Form dough into 1" balls, place on wax paper and flatten to form patties.
  • 4Let patties dry at room temperature 2 hours, turning once.
  • 5In 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.
  • 6Lay patties on the tines of a fork and dip into melted chocolate. Let cool on wax paper until set, at least 30 minutes.

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About Peppermint Patties

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