How to make it

  • Line a cookie sheet
  • with aluminum foil, smoothing out any wrinkles. Lightly dust the foil with confectioners sugar (powdered or icing).
  • In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat (on low speed) the sugar, butter, peppermint oil, vanilla extract, and evaporated milk until combined. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat until very creamy (about 2-3 minutes). Transfer the batter to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator to chill until firm enough to roll into balls (about 30 - 60 minutes).
  • Roll the batter into 1 inch (2.54 cm) balls and place on the prepared pan. Flatten each ball with the palm of your hand until the patties are about 1 1/2 inches (4 cm) in diameter and 1/3 inch (1 cm) thick. Cover and place in the refrigerator until the patties are firm (about one hour).
  • Chocolate Coating: Melt the chocolate and shortening in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Remove the patties from the refrigerator and dip, one patty at a time, into the melted chocolate, making sure both sides of each patty are completely coated with chocolate. (You can use 2 forks or a chocolate dipping fork.) Let any excess chocolate drip back into the bowl and then place the patties back on the foil. Once all the patties have been dipped in the chocolate, return to the refrigerator to chill until firm (30 - 60 minutes). Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container (separate layers with parchment paper or wax paper) for up to one month.
  • Makes 25 - 30 patties.
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  • notes
  • In order to get that real authentic peppermint taste, peppermint oil must be used, not peppermint extract. Peppermint Oil has a much stronger and more concentrated flavor than peppermint extract so only a small amount of the oil is needed to give these patties that cool and refreshing mint flavor. Unfortunately, peppermint oil is not found in grocery stores. You can find it at some pharmacies or you can order it on the Internet from the or

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    rml ate it and said...
    Thanks! Yumm!!!
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    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    Great post, peeta....:)
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    bismyno1 ate it and said...
    Hi Peeta, this sounds great. Love peppermint and chocolate, so match made in heaven. Do you know how long they will keep for, because I was thinking they would make lovely foodie gifts for Christmas, let me know. Thanks, Take Care, God Bless
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    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    Say now this sounds like what I will really love!! Got my 5 sweetie
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    lura ate it and said...
    mmm. You can never have too many peppermint patty recipes. Good job Peeta! Thanks so much :)
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    lafluers ate it and said...
    sounds good~
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    minitindel ate it and said...
    oh i love these peeta thanks hon .....five

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