Tomorrow’s Christmas Eve!
Let’s cover more things in melted chocolate!
I’m Georgia bound, but wanted to share this fun (and simple!) recipe with y’all while I’m high in the sky. These homemade peppermint patties are simple and fun, and would be a nice addition to any festive holiday spread.
I want to say that these taste just like the peppermint patties you would buy in the store, but I actually think these are way better. They’re soft and chewy, and contain no calories because they’re mints.
I love that.
Believe me when I tell you this is an easy recipe. I’m pretty sure even a five year old could do it. You don’t need an oven, you don’t need a million strange ingredients and you don’t need four hours. In fact, you probably already have everything you need already in your kitchen!
powdered sugar? check
peppermint extract? check
corn syrup? check
And just like that, my friends, mints are born!
Now if you really wanted to be totally Martha here, you would then take these homemade peppermint patties and turn them into triple layer mint s’more brownies!
If you actually do that you will have my utmost respect. Send me one? mmk.
Homemade Peppermint Patties
makes about 20 patties
2 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 1/2 T light corn syrup
1 1/2 T water
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
1 T shortening
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate
2 T butter
Mix together the confectioner’s sugar, corn syrup, water, peppermint extract and shortening using an electric mixture until combined (mixture will be crumbly). Scoop out and knead on a confectioner’s sugar-dusted counter top until the mixture is a smooth white ball. Roll out to 1/4th inch thick using a rolling pin and freeze for ten minutes.
Using small circular cookie cutters, punch circles into the peppermint “dough”. Freeze again for ten more minutes.
Melt the chocolate and butter over low heat. Drop the peppermints in and smooth the chocolate over the tops to coat well. Lay each patty on wax paper and freeze until firm, about twenty minutes. Store in fridge or use to make the ultimate brownie.
I fuel on chocolate.