Wednesday, September 5, 2012

home made peppermint patties

Yes, these are what you think they are! Homemade peppermint patties, ahhhhh my life is complete. A few years back I went through a major Yorke phase where I would buy the large patties and break off a little piece like every hour, just to make sure that I could enjoy a little taste of heaven all day long! Wow, that kind of sounds crazy looking back? Oh well. When I came across this recipe I knew I had to try it! Pretty simple and incredibly successful, you will blow people's minds with these. . .
Make sure to grab a little helper if you have one :)
Delicious peppermint filling is inside of this cute little package!
Don's place your patties on a cooling rack like I did! I don't know what I was thinking?! When I went to pick them up their bottoms stuck to the rack. No good! I ended up re-dunking them in chocolate to cover up that little mistake. . .

2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons light corn syrup
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
8 ounces 70% cacao bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup peppermint candies, crushed

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat 2 1/4 cups of confectioners sugar together with corn syrup, water, peppermint extract and vegetable shortening until just combined.  The mixture will be very crumbly.  Dust a work surface with remaining 1/4 cup of confectioners sugar.  Empty contents of bowl onto work surface and knead until smooth (this will take a few minutes).  Shape dough into a log, about 2 inches by 8 inches long.  Wrap tightly in parchment paper and freeze until very firm, about 20 minutes.

Remove dough and slice into rounds using a sharp knife.  Place rounds onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and freeze again until firm, for at least 15 minutes.

While dough is chilling, melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals.  Cool slightly.  Chocolate should be warm but not so hot that you cannot put your finger into it. 
Cover another baking sheet with parchment paper.  Remove patties from freezer one at a time and submerge into melted chocolate (we just used our hands).  Coat quickly and allow excess chocolate to drip off.  Place on parchment paper lined pan and sprinkle with crushed candies. Repeat, covering all patties with chocolate and candy.

Let patties stand until chocolate is set, about 1 hour.  Store in fridge, between wax paper in an airtight container.  Bring to room temperature before serving.

recipe by: blue eyed bakers

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