Homemade Peppermint Patties

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How was your Thanksgiving? Get enough turkey and dressing? What about family, did you get enough of them? I love spending time with my family both immediate and extended. I can’t wait until Christmas! Right before Thanksgiving break I had this bright idea that I could create homemade peppermint patties. I always love a challenge. If you remember back a couple of years ago, I attempted to make a bunch of homemade candy bars. I made Homemade Butterfingers, Homemade 3 Musketeers, Homemade Kit-Kats, and  Homemade Reeses Cups. All 3 of those were a success!

..And then I attempted the Milky Way and it was a disaster. I tried more than once even, and it just wasn’t happening. I gave up.

So maybe this is a way to redeem myself by making peppermint patties? Either way, I’m happy with the results and I can’t wait to share them with you!

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Do you remember my Candy Cane Brownies from last year? They are SO good and you must make some if you haven’t. My husband has been known to eat entire pans of them… I was getting ready to make them for Thanksgiving. There’s a layer of these brownies that consists of a thick  peppermint-y dough and I thought why not try to make this dough into peppermint patties? You could simply shape it and then dip it in chocolate!

So I did. 

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I’m going to be honest with you. The first TWO times I made them, I failed. I couldn’t figure it out and I almost gave up on these too. I decided that it could be the butter I was using. Some recipes it makes no difference if you use real butter or not. Others, you absolutely HAVE TO use real butter. THIS is one of the latter recipes. I thought it had something to do with the fact that the butter was melted or not. So I tried my artificial butter melted and then softened and both times, I failed. Blah. 

And then when I had the butter realization, it worked!

The moral of this butter story? USE REAL BUTTER.

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 I have had rave reviews about these. They are so smooth and creamy and remind me so much of the holidays. They would make great gifts.

Let me know if you try them!

Peppermint Patties 2 Homemade Peppermint Patties
Homemade Peppermint Patties
Peppermint Patties 2 Homemade Peppermint Patties
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Ingredients
  1. 2 & 1/2 c. Powdered Sugar + some for dusting
  2. 7 tbsp butter, melted
  3. 1 & 1/2 tbsp heavy cream
  4. 1 tsp Peppermint Extract
  5. 4 c. Chocolate Chips (2 12 oz bags)
Instructions
  1. Beat powdered sugar with heavy cream and peppermint extract. Make sure to scrape the bowl. Slowly add in melted butter. Mixture should become like dough.
  2. Remove from bowl and knead. Sprinkle a little powdered onto counter surface. Knead dough until smooth.
  3. Roll out dough until fairly thin. Use something circular to cut out small circles. Place on wax paper and onto flat surface. Freeze circles for at least a couple of hours.
  4. After circles are frozen, remove from freezer and let sit out for a few minutes.
  5. Melt chocolate chips over double boiler or in microwave.
  6. Dip circles in chocolate and place on wax paper to set.
Notes
  1. Make sure that you slowly add in the butter. Once the mixture becomes a dough, if it's too runny or sticky, add in some powdered sugar to thicken it up.
  2. You can add more or less peppermint extract depending on how peppermint-y that you like it.
  3. I found that keeping them in the refrigerator keeps the insides more firm and more true to a real peppermint patty.
  4. You can make these bigger or smaller depending on your preference. I used the bottom of a piping tip the first time and they were a little bigger than I would prefer. You can use whatever you have around the house to make them the size you'd like.
Adapted from McCormick
Adapted from McCormick
Pennywise Cook http://pennywisecook.com/

 

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  1. Oh heavens! I never would have thought to make these on my own! YUM. Will have to try this with the kids!

  2. Holly says:

    Are you trying to kill my diet? Those look scrumptious.

  3. How cool! I am bookmarking this baby right now!

  4. Avry says:

    Looks like I need to go get some heavy cream – I have all other ingredients! These are perfect I love a little peppermint patty. Homemade =even better.

  5. Natalie says:

    Sharing a recipe like this is dangerous. Not only will I make them, I will eat them ALL!

  6. Kecia says:

    These would make great homemade gifts. Fill a Christmas mug full of them, and it would be a great present for a neighbor or teacher.

  7. Liz Mays says:

    Wow they look so good! I’m a huge peppermint fan. I just hit the jackpot.

  8. Penelope says:

    These look so good! My dad loves them but I never tried making them myself, I should suprise him!

  9. Oh my goodness……these look divine! Wish I had some on my desk right now! 😉

  10. I’m not supposed to know how to make these myself. They look so good–I know if I make something like that I’ll eat all of it by myself!

  11. Summer Davis says:

    So I love that you admit that you’ve had failures making this and other recipes. It just proves that you’re human and not absolute perfection. I’m officially your new best friend. peppermint patties are my faves.

  12. those peppermint patties look absolutely decadent! They seem to be just as much fun to make as they must be to devour 🙂

  13. Andrea Kruse says:

    Oh, my! These look so amazing. I am the only one who loves Peppermint patties though, so I might have to gift some if I whip up a batch.

  14. Jennifer H says:

    omg….I must make these! We love peppermint and chocolate around here!

  15. Oh my! I want those right now. It would not be a good thing if I made those but man, I sure want some. 🙂

  16. Those look delicious! And I bet they are so much better since they are homemade!

  17. Robin Gagnon says:

    These came out lovely. I need to make some sugar-free ones for my parents.

  18. My husband loves Peppermint Patties. It’s the only American chocolate (he’s British, and a chocolate snob!) he’ll eat. I know he’d love these. I think he’d probably have a great time making them himself, with our daughter. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  19. Oh I love peppermint patties, these look amazing! And pretty easy to make too.

  20. Raijean says:

    My sister would love this, maybe I can make her some for Christmas! It would be an awesome surprise.

  21. Stephanie Keeping says:

    These sound amazing! I can’t wait to try it.

  22. Digna D. says:

    OMG…I am making sure my hubby gets this recipe. He does all the cooking but I am the one who loves peppermint patties. Yummmmmy. Thank you for sharing.

  23. Heather says:

    OMG excuse me for a minute while I wipe up the pile of drool from my desk. These look just like the store bought… pure heaven.

  24. Melissa says:

    YUM and pretty easy! I never would have thought of making my own!

  25. Emily says:

    These look heavenly! Plus they have many less chemicals than their store bought counterparts!

  26. Jesica H says:

    Wow those look amazing, you wouldn’t even know they were homemade!

  27. Cara says:

    These look to die for! They are goin g on my list for Christmas candies to make!
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