Sunday, December 23, 2012

Peppermint Patties

For the past several Christmases, I have been making homemade peppermint patties. They are always a big hit with my family, and it is now expected every year that I will make them. This year I have decided to share my recipe with you.


1 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk
6 cups of powdered sugar, plus more for working surface
1 tablespoon of peppermint extract
a couple drops of green food coloring
1-1/2 pounds good quality dark semisweet chocolate

First, you need to make the minty part. Mix the sweetened condensed milk with the peppermint extract and the food coloring. Then, add the powdered sugar cup by cup, thoroughly mixing in each cup with an electric mixer before adding the next cup. When you have all the sugar mixed in, your dough should be soft but not sticky.

Put a generous amount of powdered sugar on your work surface, and press out the dough until it is about 1/4 inch thick. Then cut out shapes with a cookie cutter. I like to use a little Christmas tree one.

Then, lay them all out on parchment paper, and let them sit out several hours or overnight. They need to be hard before you can dip them in the chocolate. It helps if you flip them over at some point during their drying process.

Then, and this is the most important part...

Use the best quality dark chocolate you can find for the dipping. The better the chocolate, the better your patties will taste. I like to use Scharffenberger, because that is what I can find locally. Semisweet is best. (Remember - the minty part is almost all sugar so you don't need really sweet chocolate.)

Now, melt your chocolate in a double boiler. or a pyrex bowl set over a saucepan of water. Lay one of the mints on a fork, and lower it down into the chocolate. Flip it once, lift it with the fork, and tap the fork a few times on the side of the bowl to remove the excess chocolate. Then lay the finished patty on a piece of parchment paper to dry. You have to be pretty quick with your motions, so the mints don't soften and fall apart while submerged in the warm chocolate. The first few that you dip will be a little awkward, but you will find your own technique and rhythm with practice.

Then, just wait for the chocolate to harden, and Voila! You have delicious, homemade peppermint patties!



fanciful devices said...

omg you're a chef!
merry christmas and happy new year girl- i send hugs and kisses your way!

Beth said...

Sounds delicious! Love the tree shape.

willowstudio said...

Thanks so much for the instructable. I totally LOOOOVE chocolate mints and have always wanted to make them...and I have a BIG collection of old cookie and canape cutters...I'm off to the kitchen!

Sean said...

Ooooo fancy! I will have to try it.

ekhtsasy said...

شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالرياض
كشف تسربات المياه
شركة كشف تسربات بالرياض
شركة تنظيف بالرياض
شركة تنظيف منازل بالرياض
ِشركة تنظيف شقق بالرياض
ِشركة تنظيف خزانات بالرياض
ِشركة تنظيف مسابح بالرياض
ِشركة تنظيف كنب بالرياض
شركة ابادة الحشرات بالرياض
شركة مكافحة الصراصير بالرياض
شركة مكافحة الفئران بالرياض
شركة مكافحة البق بالرياض
شركة نقل اثاث بالرياض
شركة نقل عفش بالرياض
نقل اثاث
شركة تنظيف كنب بالدمام
شركة تنظيف كنب بالخبر
شركة تنظيف بالدمام
شركة نظافة بالدمام

John said...

coach outlet online
louis vuitton outlet
longchamp soldes
polo outlet
dior outlet
toms outlet
louis vuitton outlet
cheap ray bans
louis vuitton handbags
pandara jewelry
jordan 5
michael kors
chanel handbags
true religion outlet
coach outlet online
oakley sunglasses wholesale
coco chanel
coach factorty outlet
prada uk
retro 9
air jordan retro
marc jacobs outlet
gucci shoes
louis vuitton uk
mont blanc
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton handbags

Hua Cai said...

ferragamo shoes
miami dolphins jerseys
snapback hats
real madrid jersey
cartier watches
air jordan 4
true religion
louis vuitton
nike air max uk
mac makeup
nike roshe run
polo ralph lauren outlet
christian louboutin outlet
michael kors outlet online
chanel outlet
mlb jerseys
celine outlet online
new balance 574
rolex watches uk
the north face outlet store
karen millen dresses
swarovski uk
marc jacobs outlet
lacoste shirts
abercrombie and fitch
mulberry uk
kate spade uk
hermes birkin
boston celtics jersey
supra footwear
louis vuitton outlet
louis vuitton outlet
ray ban sunglasses online
coach outlet
beats by dre
nike free uk
puma shoes
burberry outlet
supra shoes

John said...

converse all star
salvatore ferragamo
burberry outlet
asics gel nimbus
true religion
lacoste shoes
nike store uk
ray ban sunglasses
michael kors handbags
michael kors outlet
ralph lauren outlet online
coach factory outlet
oakley outlet
ray ban sunglass,ray ban sunglasses,ray ban outlet,cheap ray bans,cheap ray ban sunglasses,cheap ray bans,ray bans
louis vuitton outlet
michael kors outlet
canada goose jackets
coach factory outlet
lululemon sale
ugg outlet
kate spade outlet
michael kors bags
converse shoes
calvin klein underwear
polo ralph lauren
pandora charms
stephen curry shoes
coach outlet
coach outlet clearance
coach outlet online
toms wedges
under armour shoes
puma shoes
michael kors outlet
vans outlet
valentino store

艾丰 said...

jianbin0822nike huarache
ray ban sunglasses
bottega veneta outlet
true religion jeans
louis vuitton uk
cheap oakley sunglasses
swarovski outlet
michael kors handbags
fitflop clearance
louis vuitton
ferragamo outlet
ferragamo outlet
cheap nfl jersey
louis vuitton bags
hollister shirts
cheap snapbacks
longchamp solde
ugg boots
michael kors outlet
cartier watches
louis vuitton
ralph lauren polo
ugg boots sale
ugg boots
swarovski crystal
michael kors handbags clearance
michael kors handbags
abercrombie outlet
coach outlet
ferragamo outlet

adidas nmd said...

longchamp outlet
hogan outlet
michael kors outlet
nike huaraches
harden shoes
longchamp outlet
patriots jersey
yeezy boost 350
nike air force 1 low
yeezy boost 350

Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails