Peppermint Patties

READY IN: 4hrs 45mins
SERVES: 24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine the sweetened condensed milk and peppermint extract.
  • Slowly add the powdered sugar and beat.
  • Knead on a surface sprinkled with more sugar until dough is stiff.
  • (The stiffer the better when it come to the dipping part!) Add more sugar while kneading if the dough is sticky.
  • Roll 1/4 inch thick.
  • Cut into approximately 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inch circles. If they are much bigger than that they fall apart when you dip them.
  • My girlfriend said she uses a screw-off wine bottle cap!
  • Let the cut patties dry for at least 2 hours on *each* side. They need to be really dry.
  • Melt chocolate & shortening it a double boiler; stirring constantly until smooth. Using 1 Tbls of shortening for every 6 oz. of chocolate. Keep chocolate hot for dipping.
  • Dip patties in melted chocolate. The method my friend has found to work best: she places them on a long 3-tined fork, puts them in the chocolate (it should be no more than 1 1/2 inches deep), flips them over to coat the other side, lifts them out again with the fork underneath the patty, shakes the fork to shake off the excess chocolate & then places the patty on waxed paper to harden.
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