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Peppermint Patty Candy

This Peppermint Patty Candy is a homemade holiday treat that is refreshing and great for gifting and serving alongside Christmas cookies.
Prep Time15 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy, chocolate, peppermint
Servings: 18 people
Calories: 285kcal
Cost: $3.51

Equipment

  • large bowl
  • handheld mixer
  • measuring cup
  • baking sheet
  • Measuring spoons
  • chef's knife
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • mixing spoon

Ingredients

PEPPERMINT FILLING:

  • 2 ½ - 3 cups powdered sugar plus some for dusting
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

CHOCOLATE COATING:

  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon shortening or coconut oil

DECORATION:

  • Additional chocolate for drizzle optional

Instructions

MAKE PEPPERMINT FILLING:

  • Beat 2 cups of powdered sugar, and butter until well combined, in a large bowl.
  • Slowly add heavy cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, until well combined. Then add in the extracts and beat until mixed together.
  • Slowly add more powdered sugar until the mixture is stiff.

CHILL FILLING:

  • Set the peppermint filling on a piece of parchment paper and roll it into a log that is 2 inches in circumference.
  • Let the filling chill in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes, or in the refrigerator overnight.

CUT AND SHAPE FILLING:

  • Cut the log into ½ inch thick pieces, using a sharp knife. Using powdered sugar if the dough is sticky, roll it into a ball.
  • Softly flatten the ball into a circular disc using a glass that has been dipped in powdered sugar.
  • Set the discs on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Place the discs in the refrigerator while you prepare the chocolate.

MAKE CHOCOLATE COATING:

  • Heat the chocolate and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl at 50% power for 30 seconds.
  • Continue heating and stirring for 20-30 seconds at a time.
  • Stop just before the chocolate is completely melted. Stir the chocolate until smooth.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

ASSEMBLE PEPPERMINT PATTY CANDY:

  • Take a few patties from the refrigerator and dip them into the melted chocolate. Continue until all are dipped. Let the candy set until fully hardened. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

  • For the chocolate drizzle, add melted chocolate to a plastic squeeze bottle and drizzle peppermint pattie after they are set.

Nutrition

Serving: 1candy | Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg