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Perfect Peppermint Patties

These melt-in-your-mouth treats are addictively easy to make! Topped with crushed peppermints and made with peppermint extract, these are the holiday treats you’ll have to make for your dessert tray this year.
  • Servings: 36 patties
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Chill Time: 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • Pink tinting gel (optional)
  • 12 ounces melting chocolate wafers
  • Crushed peppermint candies (optional)

Directions

1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle, beat the powdered sugar, butter, peppermint extract, and cream at medium speed until well combined. Increase the speed to high and beat until the mixture comes together and is light and creamy. If you want to tint the paste, add a small amount of the tinting gel with a toothpick or wooden skewer. Mix again until you achieve a color to your liking. The mixture should feel soft but firm enough to form into a log.
3. Scrape the candy paste onto a large piece of plastic wrap and form into a log 1½ inches in diameter. Wrap it well in the plastic wrap.
4. Chill the candy in the fridge until very firm, about 1 hour.
5. Using a sharp knife, slice the log into rounds about ¼ inch thick. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
6. Melt the chocolate on 50% power in 30-second increments, stirring in between each, until melted.
7. Remove the candy rounds from the refrigerator, a few at a time, and, using a fork, dip each candy round into the chocolate to coat, then remove, letting the excess chocolate drip off. Place on the second lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies, if desired. Refrigerate for 5 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden before serving.

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