Peppermint Patty Recipe – with a Surprise Ingredient!

Don’t these look delicious??   I love peppermint patties but I have to confess, I was really disappointed the last time I bit into a store-bought one.  After seriously cutting back on the amount of candy I eat and trying to only eat candy with high-quality ingredients, good ole York just didn’t cut it.  I didn’t even finish the patty.

When I found this recipe for homemade ones, and read through the ingredients, I just HAD to try them.  I’m pleased to report that they did not disappoint!  They even got great reviews at a party I took them to.

So without further adieu, may I present:

Peppermint Patties (adapted from Heavenly Homemakers)
1/2 cup leftover mashed potatoes (Isn’t that awesome!!  You don’t taste them – I promise!)
1 tablespoon butter, melted on the stove
2 teaspoons peppermint extract
5 cups unbleached powdered sugar (this is definitely dessert!)
1 cup chocolate chips
1 tablespoon coconut oil or palm shortening
Several candy canes

Stir together the mashed potatoes, butter, peppermint oil and powdered sugar to form a thick dough.   Just keep stirring till it all becomes one big clump.   Use a spoon or ice cream scoop to put a teaspoon at a time onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Push down the dough into small patties and place in the fridge overnight.  (Or freeze for an hour or so).

Melt coconut oil (or palm shortening) and chocolate chips in a pan on the stove.  Once melted, dip patties into the mixture and coat with chocolate.  [I didn’t have quite enough chocolate to cover all of them, so I left some without their coating.  I’m actually really happy with how they turned out too, but you can always just add more chocolate.]

Smash up candy canes (a great job for any young helpers in your house!) and sprinkle on top.

Enjoy and feed to friends!

This resource is helpful for finding more great recipes like this from culinary arts schools.

How many of you just added mashed potatoes to your menu for the week just so you can have leftovers for this recipe?   🙂

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One Comment

  • The Quiet Mom

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