Who better to teach you how to make peppermint patties than pattycake herself?  These patties are such a winter treat! Whether you’re making them for the holidays or just as a snack, these patties will blow you away. Get ready to have some fun with confectioners sugar!

 

Get the Sensation

2 1/2 c. Confectioners Sugar
1 1/2 tbsp Light Corn Syrup
1  Vegetable Shortening
2 tsp Vegetable Oil
1 1/2 tbsp Water
1 1/2 tsp Peppermint Extract
6 oz (Half a bag) of 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate

Like On Top of A Mountain

(1) Beat together 2 c. confectioners sugar and corn syrup.  Add in the extract, water, and shortening. I mixed it together by hand but I would highly recommend using an electric mixer to make life that much easier! You should see your peppermint filling coming together, if it looks really coarse add 1 more tbsp. of water.

(2) Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Use the rest of the confectioners sugar to lightly dust a wood or plastic board. Take the peppermint filling from the bowl and knead on surface. Roll out and flatten with a rolling-pin and with your hands.

 

 

(3) Use a cookie cutter and cut our circles from the “dough”.  Make sure your patties aren’t more than 1/4 of an inch thick or else they’ll get too chewy.  You should have about 14-15 pattys.

 

 

(4) Place rounds on sheet and put in refrigerator for 15-20 minutes until they harden.

 

 

(5) Create a double broiler by heating up water in a small pan 1/4 way high.  Once boiling, turn the heat off and place a heatproof bowl on top.  Put chocolate inside of the bowl and add vegetable oil.  Stir while the chocolate melts. Meanwhile grab a baking sheet or plate and cover with parchment paper.

 

(6) Place pattys in the bowl one at a time.  Using a fork flip the pattys so they get fully dressed in the chocolate.  Use the fork to lift up the pattys over the bowl of chocolate letting any access chocolate drip down.  (I learned this one the hard way)

 

 

(7) Place patties in freezer and cool for 25 minutes.  Serve on a platter and Enjoy!

 

 

Packaging/Gifting Ideas

 

I wrapped 2 Peppermint Patties in a cellophane bag and stuck a  label across to hold it together.  I printed a special message on the labels 🙂

 

 

 

I then put them in a winter holiday tote.  Try this as your holiday gift for friends, family or people around the office.

 

 

 

As always, peace, love, & patty cake 🙂

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