"This easy homemade peppermint patties recipe is the ultimate holiday treat. A creamy peppermint center is surrounded by dark chocolate and finished off with festive sprinkles. Perfect for gift giving!"
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Chill Time: 30 Minutes to 1 Hour
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon peppermint extract or more to taste
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar plus, extra for sprinkling
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 teaspoons shortening
1/2 cup holiday or colored sprinkles for decoration
Place the condensed milk, peppermint extract and vanilla extract in the bowl of a mixer.
Add half of the powdered sugar and beat with a mixer on low speed. Gradually add the remaining powdered sugar. Beat until a smooth dough forms.
Sprinkle powdered sugar over a piece of parchment paper. Place the peppermint dough on the parchment and sprinkle powdered sugar over the top. Roll into a 1/2-inch-thick circle.
Using a 1 or 1 1/2-inch round cookie cutter, cut out circles from the dough. If your dough does not cut easily, simply place it in the freezer for a few minutes to firm up, then try again.
Transfer the peppermint rounds to a parchment lined baking sheet. Cover and freeze for 10-15 minutes.
Place the chocolate and shortening in a medium microwave safe bowl. Cook at 30 second intervals until melted, stirring occasionally.
Using a fork, dip the patties one by one in the chocolate, then place on a piece of parchment. Add sprinkles immediately. Let cool until set, then serve.
Store in the refrigerator.
"A fresh little treat to end a meal or perfect sweet addition to any holiday or party table. Place in a little glass bowl, wrap with cellophane and tie with a cute ribbon for a great little gift for someone to enjoy!"
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