On Saturday I was with some friends and we made peppermint patties together. It was so fun and easy! Here is the recipe we used.
1/8 cup butter (2Tbsp) softened
2 1/2 Tbsp corn syrup
2-3 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
Directions: Mix butter and corn syrup in a small bowl. Add 1 cup powdered sugar and extract and mix until well combined. Stir in additional powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time. Place in a small bowl and add desired amount of food coloring, stirring with spoon. Place dough on cutting board. Add powdered sugar and knead the mixture until sugar is absorbed and is competely smooth, adding additional powdered sugar if needed. Roll into small balls (1/2″), flatten between palms, and place on wax paper lined tray. Melt chocolate chips in a small saucepan on med-low, stirring constantly. Coat peppermint patties with chocolate and replace on wax paper. Let set at room temperature until chocolate is solid.
Notes: Use peppermint extract, not mint extract! There is a difference. The difference between tasting like toothpaste and tasting like Christmas. I know this from experience, just trust me.
The stiffer the inside mixture, the easier it will be to coat the patties.
Refrigerating the patties will make the chocolate harden faster, but it will also make it melt faster when you take them out of the fridge.
I’ve seen recipes for these before on Pinterest but I never really looked at them because I thought they would be too hard… they’re not! They are actually super easy and super yummy!