Homemade Peppermint Patties
DECEMBER 2020 RECIPE
Peppermint is a classic holiday flavor for good reason: it’s sweet, refreshing, and when paired with dark chocolate, it makes the tastiest treat! These homemade peppermint patties fit right in with your favorite holiday treats and are the perfect way to share some Christmas cheer with those you love.
3 ½ cups powdered sugar
3 ½ T heavy whipping cream
4 T coconut oil, softened
2 ¼ tsp. peppermint extract
2 T butter, softened
2 ½ cups high-quality dark chocolate chips
2 tsp. coconut oil
STEP 1: Combine whipping cream, coconut oil, peppermint extract and butter in a bowl with an electric hand mixer. Slowly add the powdered sugar mixing until combined. Once combined, use a rubber spatula to push the filling toward the middle of the bowl to form a round ball shape (it will have a tacky or sticky consistency) and chill in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
STEP 2: Once chilled, place the filling ball between two sheets of wax paper and gently roll out with a rolling pin until it’s about a third of an inch thick. Keeping the rolled-out filling between the wax paper, carefully transfer to a cookie sheet and freeze for 5-10 minutes.
STEP 3: Once the filling is hardened, peel back the top layer of wax paper and work quickly to cut out patties with a small (1½-inch diameter) round cookie cutter. Place patties on a wax-paper-lined baking sheet. (If you don’t have a cookie cutter, skip Step 2 and roll filling into 1-tsp.-sized balls and place on a wax-paper-lined baking sheet, then flatten each ball with the bottom of a greased glass cup.) Return patties to the freezer to chill for 10 minutes.
STEP 4: While the patties are freezing, prepare the chocolate shell. Melt chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl in 20-second increments, stirring well after each increment until chocolate is smooth and completely melted.
STEP 5: Remove chilled patties from the freezer and use a fork to dip patties in melted chocolate, letting excess chocolate drip off before carefully placing the patty on a wax-paper-lined baking sheet. Feel free to drizzle extra chocolate over the top or add sprinkles before the chocolate dries to achieve a different look. Place in the refrigerator to set. Once set, peppermint patties can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.