PEPPERMINT PATTIES RECIPE


This easy homemade peppermint patties recipe is the ultimate holiday treat. A creamy peppermint center is surrounded by dark chocolate and finished off with festive sprinkles. Perfect for gift giving!

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract or more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar plus extra for sprinkling
  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  • 1/2 cup holiday sprinkles
Instructions

  1. Place the condensed milk, peppermint extract and vanilla extract in the bowl of a mixer. Add half of the powered sugar and beat with a mixer on low speed. Gradually add the remaining powdered sugar. Beat until a smooth dough forms.
  2. Sprinkle powdered sugar over a piece of parchment paper. Place the peppermint dough on the parchment and sprinkle powdered sugar over the top. Roll into a 1/2 inch thick circle.
  3. Using a 1 or 1 1/2 inch round cookie cutter, cut out circles from the dough. If your dough does not cut easily, simply place it in the freezer for a few minutes to firm up, then try again. 
  4. Transfer the peppermint rounds to a parchment lined baking sheet. Cover and freeze for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Place the chocolate and shortening in a medium microwave safe bowl. Cook at 30 second intervals until melted, stirring occasionally.
  6. Using a fork, dip the patties one by one in the chocolate, then place on a piece of parchment. Add sprinkles immediately. Let cool until set, then serve. Store in the refrigerator.

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