Chocolate Covered Peppermint Patties Recipe
Christmas is coming and it is time to share my love of baking for this season. I am going to start with Homemade Peppermint Patties.
Only 5 ingredients are needed and kids love to get involved in helping make these. They are the perfect Christmas treat to pass out to family and friends.
(picture from livewellbakeoften)
WHAT IS PEPPERMINT PATTY FILLING MADE OF….
Sweetened condensed milk
Peppermint extract….make sure you use peppermint extract and not mint extract.
Confectioners’ sugar…known as powdered sugar
Chocolate chips….you can use dark, semi sweet, or milk chocolate.
Shortening or vegetable oil
These Chocolate Covered peppermint Patties are a Yummy Christmas Treat. They may look hard to make but they are not!!!
Three Reasons Why You Should Make These…..
- You just might have the ingredients in your pantry.
- This is the easiest candy you will make.
- Add food coloring (RED OR GREEN) to the peppermint patty mint dough as you are mixing it to make a more colorful EASY treat.
Finish the peppermint patties with sprinkles or crushed candy canes or peppermint candy – you need to add it just after you dip the patty so it will stick.
To store, place your holiday treats in an airtight container and store them in the fridge or freezer.
Homemade chocolate peppermints make a fabulous holiday gift, or share some with your Christmas Cookie Exchange. Make sure you bring the recipe as everyone will want to make some.
Scroll down, grab your apron, and lets make some….
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 8 oz dark chocolate chips
- 3 tsp vegetable oil
- Mix together condensed milk, peppermint, and powdered sugar.
- On a flat surface, sprinkle a small amount of powdered sugar. Lay out your peppermint dough and roll into a ¼ inch thickness.
- Use a small cookie type cutter (about 1 inch), and cut out your peppermint patties. Lay them on a cookie sheet to transfer to the fridge for around 30 minutes.
- While they are cooling, microwave chocolate chips and oil or shortening in 30 second intervals until completely melted. Stir between each interval and continue until smooth.
- Then, using a fork, remove a patty from the cookie sheet that has been in your fridge and dip in chocolate.
- Place dipped patty on a piece of parchment or wax paper and continue dipping the rest.
- If adding sprinkles, be sure to add while the chocolate covering is still wet. The chocolate will harden as it cools.
- Place dipped candies back in the fridge to set for at least 30 minutes.
- (picture from livewellbakeoften)