(Recipe can be found on the site PureWow here.)
Step by Step Instructions:
The Homemade Peppermint Patties will be wowing the croud in no time. Here’s all you’ll need: Heavy Whipping Cream, Dark Chocolate Candy Melts (12 ounces), Mint (or Peppermint) Extract, good quality Vanilla Extract, 3 tablespoons of softened butter, and 3 cups of Powdered Sugar.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, pour in the sugar and add the butter.
Mix the butter and sugar until it’s combined.
Add 3 tablespoons of heavy cream gradually to the butter and sugar as the mixer runs.
You’ll see how that heavy cream really makes that mixture come together. Mix until well combined.
Finally you’ll add 1 1/4 teaspoon of mint extract and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Continue mixing until the flavors are completely combined.
Lay out a long sheet of waxed paper or parchment paper on your work surface. Then pour the filling on the waxed paper.
Use your hands to shape the filling into a log. Next time I will probably make this log even thinner. The directions say 2 inches in circumference, which is a bit tedious to measure. So aim for about an inch in diameter and you should be just fine.
Wrap the log in the paper and use it to help smooth out the shape of the log.
Place the log on a baking sheet and freeze for 20-30 minutes.
While the filling was freezing, I went ahead and weighed out 12 ounces of the dark chocolate candy melts.
After 30 minutes, the log was frozen, making it easier to work with.
Transfer the log to a cutting board and use a sharp knife to slice it into 1/2-inch slices.
Melt the chocolate by putting it in a microwave safe dish and heating for 15 seconds at a time, stirring, then heating another 15 seconds. Repeat these steps until the chocolate is melted. Stir the chocolate around and wait for it to cool slightly so you don’t risk it trying to melt the filling.
Take one of the slices of peppermint filling and place it in the chocolate. Carefully flip it to ensure that it is fully covered in chocolate. Lift it out of the bowl with a fork and gently tap the fork against the bowl to allow the excess chocolate to fall away.
Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silpat and place each covered candy on the baking sheet to cool completely. If you notice some spots where the filling is showing, allow it to cool and then re-dip in the chocolate to fully cover.
With any extra chocolate you have, drizzle it over the top of the chocolate to decorate it a bit. I found that making sure the chocolate was warm so it drizzle easily, and then dipping a fork in the chocolate and dripping the chocolate over the top of each candy was the best method for me. And that’s it! Allow the Homemade Peppermint Patties to cool completely and enjoy! Happy candy making!
- 3 cups Confectioners' Sugar
- 3 tablespoons unsalted Butter, at room temperature
- 3 tablespoons Heavy Cream
- 1¼ teaspoon Peppermint Extract (Mint extract works perfectly too)
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 12 ounces Dark Chocolate Candy Melts (available at craft stores and the holiday baking section of specialty groceries)
- Begin by mixing the confectioners' sugar and butter (at room temperature) in an electric mixer until combined.
- Gradually add the heavy cream to the sugar/butter mixture until the mixture comes together.
- Finish by adding the vanilla and mint extracts and combine well.
- Lay a large piece of waxed paper on the counter and put the peppermint filling in the middle. Then form the filling into a log shape that is about an inch in diameter. Wrap the log in the waxed paper and store in the freezer for 20-30 minutes.
- When the log is frozen, use a sharp knife to cut the log into ½-inch thick slices. Melt the chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 15 seconds until the chocolate is melted.
- Dip each slice in the melted chocolate and flip to coat. Use a fork to remove the slice from the chocolate and tap it against the bowl to remove the excess chocolate.
- Transfer the chocolate coated slices to a lined baking sheet and let them cool completely. If you have leftover melted chocolate, use it to drizzle over the top of the peppermint patties. Once the candies are completely cooled, enjoy!!
- Store the extra homemade peppermint patties in an airtight storage container.