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Homemade Peppermint Patties Recipe

Author Jen

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Corn Syrup
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 tsp Peppermint Extract
  • Red Food Coloring
  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate Melting Chips
  • 1/4 cup White Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  • Combine 2 cups powdered sugar, corn syrup, water, peppermint and shortening.
  • Mix at low speed just til mixture comes together.
  • Transfer 1/3 of mixture to a separate bowl and add red food coloring.
  • Mix until blended.
  • Dust work surface with powdered sugar and knead white mixture until smooth.
  • Roll out between sheets of parchment or wax paper until 1/8-1/4" thick.
  • Knead red mixture on work surface until smooth.
  • Roll out between sheets of parchment or wax paper until 1/8" thick.
  • Place both rolled peppermints in freezer for 15 minutes.
  • Cut out as many white circles as possible anp place on a parchment lined sheet.
  • Cut out as many red circles as possible anp place on top of white circles.
  • Place in freezer for at least 40 minutes.
  • Melt chips by microwaving for 45 seconds, stirring and repeating until melted and smooth.
  • Place each patty on fork and dip in chocolate. Gently tap against side of bowl to let excess drip off.
  • Place patty back on sheet.
  • Refrigerate 10 minutes to let chocolate set up.
  • Place white chocolate in the corner of a zippered sandwich bag and microwave for 45 seconds.
  • Knead chocolate to make sure it is melted. If not, microwave another 15 seconds.
  • Clip very tip of corner, and pipe snowflake on mints