Cool Your Jets With These Homemade Peppermint Patty Candies

I can remember my grandpa taking me up to the gas station with him all the time when I was a little girl. he’d get himself a pouch of Red Man chewing tobacco and I’d get to pick out a candy. I always went for the York peppermint patties. I’m so excited that there is an easy-to-follow recipe to make these yummy candies from home! I’m going to make these this summer anf freeze them for a cool treat on a hot, balmy day. Doesn’t that sound refreshing?

Check out what my pals over at Group Recipes had to say about this recipe:

Peppermint patties have always been a favorite candy in our family.

They have been in my family, too!

 

Ingredients

1 (14−ounce) can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk

1 tablespoon McCormick peppermint extract

green or red food coloring, optional

6 cups Domino confectioners’ sugar

Additional confectioners’ sugar

1 − 16 oz. Toll House bag semi−sweet chocolate chips

 

Instructions

In large mixer bowl, combine Eagle Brand, extract and food coloring if desired.

Add 6 cups sugar; beat on low speed until smooth and well blended.

Turn mixture onto surface sprinkled with confectioners sugar.

Knead lightly to form smooth ball.

Shape into 1−inch balls.

Place 2 inches apart on wax paper−lined baking sheets.

Flatten each ball into a 1 ½−inch patty. Let dry

1 hour or longer; turn over and let dry at least 1 hour.

Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave set on high for 2 minutes. Stir halfway through the heating time. Melt thoroughly, but do not over heat.

Melting the chocolate chips can also be done using a double−boiler over low heat.

With fork, dip each patty into warm chocolate (draw fork lightly across rim of pan to remove excess coating).

Invert onto wax paper−lined baking sheets; let stand until firm.

Store covered at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

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Quick Tip: Give these yummy peppermint patties away as Christmas gifts in decorative tins.

Thank you to Group Recipes for this great recipe.