How to Make Peppermint Patties
Make better than York peppermint patties at home for the holidays! They are so fun to make and can be gifted in little baggies for friends and family.
Once you bite in, it just melts in your mouth!
Homemade Peppermint Patties
- 6 cups of powdered or icing sugar
- 1 and ¾ cups of sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tablespoon of peppermint extract
- 3 cups of dark chocolate wafers
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable shortening Coconut oil also works
- Assorted Christmas sprinkles
- In a large mixing bowl, using the electric beaters, beat the sweetened condensed milk and the peppermint extract until thoroughly mixed, about 2 minutes.
- While beating, slowly add the powdered sugar, cup by cup until thoroughly mixed. The final result will be a dough, similar consistency as cookie dough.
- Using your hands, roll a small amount of dough into a ball and place on the cookie sheet.
- Using your fingers, push the ball down so that it becomes a flattened disk about a half inch thick. Leave a ½ inch of space between the disks.
- Allow the disks to dry for approximately 3 hours. Flip the disks over and let dry an additional hour. They should be dry enough for you to handle them and they will not bend.
- In a medium-sized bowl, melt the chocolate wafers and the vegetable shortening in the microwave using 20 sec increments at half power. This should only take a few minutes.
- Using a candy dipper or a fork, dip each peppermint disk in the chocolate completely covering it. Place on a clean sheet of wax paper.
- Immediately pinch the sprinkles over the top of the peppermint patties.
- Allow to set for about 30 minutes before eating. Enjoy!
• If the disks are not dried out properly, they will fall apart when you
• If the peppermint disks are on the smaller size, it’ll take less time to dry out. If they are larger, more drying time will be required.
• If the peppermint disks are stuck to the wax paper, they are not dry enough and require additional drying time. Do not force them or they will crack.