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Christmas Peppermint Patties

Christmas Peppermint Patties made easy with few ingredients! Perfect fun & festive dessert for holiday parties & gifts. They taste so much better homemade!
Servings: 20

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tsp peppermint extract*
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 drops green food coloring
  • 2 cups dipping chocolate**
  • holiday sprinkles if desired

Instructions

  • Combine butter, corn syrup, extract and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix with an electric mixer for about 3 minutes, until ingredients are well combined and are holding together. Add green coloring and mix until evenly colored.
  • Remove dough from bowl and break off about 2 teaspoon-sized sections. Roll into a ball and gently flatten with your hands. Put patties down on a pan lined with wax or parchment paper. Once all patties are made, place pan in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Melt chocolate in microwave for 1 minute 20 seconds. Let sit for an additional minute in the microwave. Remove and gently stir. Remove peppermint patties from freezer. Use a fork or a handy Winton Dipping tool like I did to dip each patty in the chocolate, flip to coat the other side, then tap to remove any excess. Transfer chocolate coated patties to wax paper to cool. Drizzle with contrasting chocolate and holiday sprinkles.
  • Store in an airtight container, refrigerate if preferred but it’s not necessary. Yields 40 mints.

Notes

*Add 1 teaspoon peppermint extract, then mix until well combined. Taste dough. If you’d like them to be stronger, add an additional 1/2 to 1 teaspoon extract. You can also use 2 drops of peppermint essential oil instead or even 2 teaspoons mint extract for a more subtle mint flavor. Think Andes Mints as opposed to Starlight mints! ** I used 1 cup each of white chocolate and dark chocolate, then also melted 5-6 chocolate discs in a small plastic baggie, then cut the corner to drizzle. Use whatever chocolate you'd prefer!