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Friday, November 30, 2012

Foody Friday: Homemade peppermint patties

Lasst Christmas my food gift boxes were a hit, so I'm repeating the gift this year. The box for 2012 includes homemade peppermint patties. It's an easy enough recipe that I'd thought I'd share it.
Making the patties was the easy part.
You just combine three ingredients, roll it out, and cut circles. I used a shot glass to cut the patties. I learned that leaving the patties to dry out a little makes a crisper patty and makes dipping easier, too.
You can easily dip the patties on a fork. I let mine dry on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Once they were fully set, we wrapped them in foil wrappers I bought from Wilton.
I see him chewing, little snitch.

David would only help if I plied him with wine.

Dark and milk chocolate on the left; white chocolate on the right. 
I tasted some, too! 
The recipe:
Mix a can of sweetened condensed milk with 5 cups powdered sugar and 1 TBS peppermint extract (or about 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint oil). Mix to form dough, adding an additional 1/2 to 1 cup of powdered sugar as you go. Roll out and cut out patties. Let them dry out for a day for best results. Then dip in melted chocolate. To melt chocolate, you can just put chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. Then add a tablespoon of crisco to thin the chocolate before you dip.
Place dipped candies on a lightly greased sheet to dry; when completely set wrap in foil candy wrappers.


  1. look great-i like making gifts for christmas. what else is in your box?

  2. Homemade gifts like this are the best!

  3. Great, now I have to go to the store - at 5:30 AM...

  4. yum! I'll bet those cute wrappers made all the difference, too.
    I make a goody box for the staff at my boys' schools, for Christmas. These would make an excellent addition. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I LOVE peppermint patties, junior mints, mint chocolate chip ice cream - all of it, mint and chocolate is genius:) thanks for sharing, I am DEFINITELY going to make these before Christmas:)

  6. Yum! Those look good. I have never tried making them. I always make cookies and give them away as my gift, so I am always looking for a new addition to the mix!