I am Kathey Raskin of Las Vegas, and I’d like to invite you to celebrate National Peppermint Patty Day with me! Since they were introduced in 1940, York’s Peppermint Patties have remained a favorite with candy lovers around the world. If you think the temptation is too much to resist when you see these candies in the grocery store checkout aisle, just wait until you try the homemade version! These should come with a warning label, because they’re addictive.
5 cups sifted powdered sugar
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
1 tbsp refined coconut oil
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
24 oz finely chopped dark chocolate
½ cup corn syrup
2 teaspoons shortening
Sprinkle half the powdered sugar over parchment paper. Next, mix the sweetened condensed milk, sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla and beat on low until a smooth, pliable dough has formed. Roll the dough out on the parchment and sprinkle the other half of the powdered sugar out on top of the dough. Now it’s time to cut the patties out! Traditionally the patties would be round, but you can use other shapes like hearts or Easter eggs, depending on the occasion. Melt the chocolate in a double-boiler and then, using a fork, dip the patties in the chocolate one by one, leaving them to cool on the parchment paper until they’re set. This dessert is as versatile as it is delicious.
You can add food coloring to the patties during the mixing stage or sprinkle with jimmies afterward to match these to any theme.
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