Peppermint Patties

Peppermint Patties
Recipe type: Candy
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon peppermint extract
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 24 -32 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 -6 tablespoons shortening
  1. Combine the sweetened condensed milk and peppermint extract.
  2. Slowly add the powdered sugar and beat until it forms a dough.
  3. Knead on a surface sprinkled with more sugar until dough is stiff.
  4. Add more sugar while kneading if the dough is sticky.
  5. Roll ¼ inch thick.
  6. Cut into approximately 1¼ to 1½ inch circles. If they are much bigger than that they fall apart when you dip them.
  7. Place the patties on parchment paper covered baking sheet and put into freezer for several hours.
  8. Melt chocolate and shortening in a double boiler and keep warm while dipping.
  9. Using a fork dip the patties in the chocolate to coat completely.
  10. Place on a wax paper covered pan and put in the refrigerator to harden the chocolate shell.


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