How To: Make Homemade Peppermint Patties! (Ish)
Ok, ages and ages ago (last summer, maybe?) I made these delicious homemade peppermint patties. I don't remember exactly, but I'm fairly certain they were gone within 24 hours of making them, if not less! (Hmm… I need to make them again…) The dipping process is somewhat of a pain, but I promise that your taste buds will thank you for this delicious treat!
Materials and Ingredients
- 3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon mint extract (but I used about double, because that's how I roll)
- 3ish cups powdered sugar
- 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
- mixer (a powerful stand mixer is super helpful)
- bowl or double boiler to melt chocolate in (if using a double boiler, you'll still want a bowl to dip the peppermint balls in)
- cookie sheet or large platter, prepared with wax paper
- Beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add mint extract, and beat until incorporated.
- Add powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time…
- …Until mixture looks like this.
- Teach your toddler how to make a robot voice… …So you can take your time forming the minty balls.
- Melt your chocolate in the microwave or double boiler. For the dipping, it took a bit of experimentation, but this is how we figured it out best. Take two spoons, and drop the minty ball into the melted chocolate.
Use your spoons to swirl the ball around in the chocolate, coating it as best as you can.
(Sorry about the blur!)
And line up your goodies on some wax paper!
We refrigerated the candies, but only just barely long enough to solidify the chocolate, because we kept popping in and eating them! Seriously, that's why there are no pictures of the finished product!
These puppies have to be stored in the refrigerator, because the chocolate will melt in your fingers. If you know how to temper the chocolate, I'd suggest doing that, but since I don't know how… I didn't. Also, the recipe I linked to says they're homemade Junior Mints, but we thought they tasted more like peppermint patties. If you try them, let me know what you think!
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