Peppermint Patties Recipe
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Peppermint Patties Recipe

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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword peppermint patties, Peppermint Patties Recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 323kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 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 sprinkles

Instructions

  • Place the condensed milk, peppermint extract and vanilla extract in the bowl of a mixer. Add half of the powered 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.

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Notes

Adapted from All Recipes.

Nutrition

Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1.9mg