I did it. And now you’re going to have to do it, too. It’s a natural consequence for those of you who follow this blog. You may be asking yourself exactly what I did and because you want to know, I’m going to show you, step-by step. I apologize in advance if you find yourself unable to fit into those cute holiday skinny jeans you were hoping to wear. I’m sorry if you were planning on eating just one, but ate 12… in an hour. However, I’m not sorry if this ridiculously easy recipe makes you look like Martha Stewart. I’m also not sorry if people gush over you because you were able to share some holiday cheer with friends and family. Let’s get one thing clear… people will think you’re more awesome than you already are and that is a good thing.
So let’s get started. We are going to make homemade peppermint patties and you’re going to follow along at home. Got it? Good.
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 5½ cups powdered sugar, sifted
- 1 tablespoon peppermint extract
- 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons shortening
- Add condensed milk, 2 cups of powdered sugar, and peppermint extract to a large mixing bowl. Mix everything on medium speed using the paddle attachment until all the ingredients are well incorporated. Add more powdered sugar, ½ cup at a time, until the dough is stiff but still pliable.
- Roll ¾″ balls of dough between the palms of the hands.
- Press each ball down slowly and set the flattened disk on a flat cutting board or plate. Transfer peppermint disks to the freezer for no longer than 30 minutes. While the dough is chilling, temper the chocolate coating.
- Place chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl. Melt the chocolate in 30 second increments, making sure to stir after each time until chocolate is smooth. Stir in shortening to thin the chocolate. Remove patties from the freezer.
- Place a patty on the tines of the fork and dip in the chocolate until completely covered. Allow excess chocolate to drip off the patty before setting each one on top of wax or parchment paper.
- Allow the chocolate coated peppermint patties to completely set up. This can be done quicker by placing the patties in the refrigerator. The peppermint patties are ready when they are dry to the touch. Enjoy!