This is the first time I tried making peppermint patties and I am happy to say they are super easy and very good.
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 1/2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon Peppermint extract
1 tablespoon Crisco(optional)
12 oz chocolate of your choice for melting(bark, chips, or melts)
Mix 1 cup powdered sugar with corn syrup, water, peppermint extract, and the Crisco(I used it in one batch and not the other…both were good). Add the remaining powdered sugar a little at a time until you have a fairly stiff dough. You may have to use your hands to get it all mixed together.
Make a 1/2"-1" balls from the dough and place on waxed paper. Flatten with fingers into small discs. Cover and freeze for about 4 hours. The colder it is the easier it is to dip in the chocolate.
Melt the chocolate in the microwave stirring until it is creamy. Drop a disc into the melted chocolate and flip with a fork. Lift with a fork, let drain a bit and place on waxed paper. Do this with the remainder of the mints. You may have to do this in small batches. If the mints got too soft put them back in the freezer.
Once they are coated with chocolate place them back in the freezer until the chocolate hardens. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. You can store them in the refrigerator or the freezer.
Mix 1 cup powdered sugar with corn syrup, water and peppermint extract:
Add powdered sugar to make a stiff dough:
Roll into balls and flatten then chill in the freezer:
Take them out and start dipping:
Freeze until very cold. Dip in chocolate and freeze again:
They are a little messy but it gets easier as you go.