Homemade Peppermint Patties
 
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Want an easy candy to make at home? Homemade peppermint patties are your answer. These cool and creamy treats topped with rich dark chocolate are perfect.
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Serves: 36
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 tablespoon shortening (room temperature)
  • 1½ cups chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Stir together the confectioners' sugar, corn syrup, 1 tablespoon water, peppermint extract, and shortening until a dough forms. (I used my stand mixer to make the dough which saved me from having to work the dough by hand.)
  2. Lightly dust a work surface with confectioners' sugar and remove the dough from the bowl to the work surface. Work the dough and knead until smooth and no longer sticky. Add sugar as needed to reduce the stickiness of the dough. (If you use a stand mixer, you can pretty much eliminate this step. You'll only have to knead it a couple of times if you use the mixer method.)
  3. Roll out dough to ¼" thickness, between 2 sheets of parchment paper.
  4. Cut out hearts and place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  5. Take the scraps of peppermint dough and re-roll them and continue stamping shapes and re-rolling until dough is gone.
  6. Let hearts sit on sheet for 2 hours to 24 hours.
  7. Pour chocolate into a bowl and heat in the microwave in 30 second intervals (on high). Stir between each heating and continue until chocolate is smooth and creamy. (should take about 3 times)
  8. Rest each heart on the tines of a fork and dip into the chocolate. Tap the fork on the bowl to remove excess chocolate and scrape bottom of fork on side of bowl to further remove excess chocolate. Tap heart off onto parchment paper to dry.
  9. Continue this with remaining hearts.
  10. Let sit for an hour to fully harden.
Notes
If you wan the hearts to be a bit creamier, roll them a bit thicker than the ¼".
Recipe by My Man's Belly at http://mymansbelly.com/2017/02/10/homemade-peppermint-patties/