So, I’m going to be honest. This post makes me nervous. Not because of the recipe (pure deliciousness), but because the First on the First challenge this month was to make candy of any type. Anna assured me that these are, indeed candy, since they are enrobed in something (in this case, delicious chocolate), so if they’re not she’s the one to blame.
I’m a firm believer that chocolate mint is one of those love/hate things. You are either a diehard fan of chocolate and mint together, as I am, or you think the two should never have been introduced, and should definitely not be found kabitzing on a plate.
My love for chocolate mint started way back as a wee one, when my mom, always encouraging learning, would allow us an Ovation (a standing ovation, of course, when she put them in a cup), when we would recite the vowels correctly. Of course, the true humor was lost on my 5 year old mind, but, to be true to tradition. A – E – I – O – U and sometimes Y. Good, right? :)
Anyways, these peppermint patties do not disappoint, for those with a love for Ovations and After Eights. They are truly delicious, and when kept in the freezer, are a refreshing and delightful snack. So, candy or not, these are delicious, and a super easy and quick must-try to add that long list of yours :). They’d make a great after dinner munch, or put this recipe on your Christmas baking list, and only give to your friends who love chocolate and mint together (of course, that’s to say, if you like the two, and have managed to be friends with those who don’t ;)).
And, of course, I can’t forget, to my fellow Canadians, Happy Canada Day!! What a great and beautiful country we have been blessed to live in! Have a great long weekend :).
Thanks to Krissy’s Creations for this great recipe!
- 14 ounces (1 can) of sweetened condensed milk
- 6 cups icing sugar (aka powdered sugar/confectioners sugar)
- 1 tablespoon peppermint extract
- 3 cups dark chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons shortening, butter, or margarine
- In the bowl of your mixer, beat together sweetened condensed milk, 3 cups of icing sugar, and the peppermint extract. Continue to add the rest of the icing sugar, ½ a cup at a time, until the dough is stiff and easy to handle.
- Using your hands, or a cookie scoop, scoop 1-inch pieces of dough and roll them into balls, placing on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
- Flatten all your balls to discs, and place in the freezer to chill for about 30 minutes, or until you're ready cover in chocolate.
- After 30 minutes, melt the chocolate and shortening in a heatproof and microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, then remove it and stir. Place it back in the microwave and repeat microwaving in 30 seconds increments, stirring after each 30 seconds, until the chocolate has completely melted and is smooth.
- Remove the chilled patties from the freezer and place them on the counter next to melted chocolate. Place a large piece of wax paper next to the melted chocolate.
- Place one patty on top of a fork and dip into the chocolate. Using another fork, coat the patty completely and carefully place it onto the wax paper. Repeat with the remaining patties.
- Put your patties into your freezer, and, once frozen through, put into a sealed container, store in the fridge or freezer, and eat at any time of the day or night!
Carrie @ poet in the pantry says
These are definitely candy–and a good one, at that! :) Love your rendition of the assignment. Peppermint patties are best from the freezer. ;)
Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says
I think I might need to make these for my brother. He loves the York patties.
Jen @ Savory Simple says
These are great! They’d be perfect for holiday parties.
kristy @ gastronomical sovereignty says
chelsea! i adore the crap out of anything chocolate and mint and i think anyone who doesn’t is just daft! daft i say! ;) it’s pretty much one of my all time flavor combinations.
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Krissy's Creations says
Yah! So glad you made these! I was totally freaked at first making them too, but they seriously couldn’t be easier :). Yours look amazing!
Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says
There are people who don’t like chocolate and mint together? Really?! Man, they are missing out. I love the combination–and I love this recipe! I bet they’re so much better than the store bought ones.
Your peppermint patties look like they were purchased at a store! Perfect!
These look yummy! I will definitely try them…maybe give some to your Aunt Pat who absolutely loves them :)
Kim Beec says
These are adorable. I have to try these. Happy Canada Day Chelsea. And Anna too! xx
Donna @ What the Dog Ate says
Yes…pretty much anything mint and chocolate is a winner. That dark chocolate is calling to me.
Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips says
These are so cute! I always liked After Eights more than York Peppermint Patties. Never had Ovations, though.
Kathleen Richardson says
I just finished reading a blog about homemade Chocolate-PB Cups and now I find you’ve created homemade Peppermint Patties. This is what heaven tastes like! Happy Canada Day to you, too!
Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says
I’m so jealous!! I want to make these! I LOVE Peppermint Patties!!! If it wasn’t so hot out and they would melt, I”d beg you to send me some! :)
Kate | Food Babbles says
Ha! Great minds think alike! And I love that you mentioned putting them in the freezer also. I do the same thing! Loved your post and your peppermint patties look fantastic! Weren’t these yummy?