Peppermint Patties from Scratch. No, We're Not Kidding.

A Classic Holiday Favourite

Homemade Peppermint Patties Recipe

The holidays are a wonderful time to try your hand at some easy candy making to pass along to friends and family. These peppermint patties make a great addition to ice cream or placed in a candy bowl, ready to be scooped up by passersby. Make sure to use a very good quality chocolate such as Lindt, it will make a big difference in your finished product.

Only 15 Minutes and 2 Ingredients Are Needed To Make This Peppermint Delight


2 cups icing sugar
3 tbsp light corn syrup
2 tsp water
1/8 tsp peppermint extract (or more—I thought they could be more minty)
170 g semisweet chocolate, chopped

  In a medium bowl, whisk together the corn syrup, water, and peppermint extract. Using a wooden spoon add the icing sugar. It won't seem like it will come together, but it will eventually. You may need to actually put the spoon down and use your hands, kneading the mixture like a dough. Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper and dust with icing sugar before putting  the filling onto it, patting it down to about 1/3 inch. Let the mixture dry overnight.

  Melt the chocolate.  At this point, you can cut the mint filling out into squares or use a very tiny cookie cutter to make circles. Dip the mint pieces into the chocolate using a fork and tapping it on the edge of the bowl to drain off excess chocolate. Set onto a waxed paper or parchment lined baking sheet. Let them dry at room temperature.

  Store in an airtight container in the fridge for about a month, if they last that long. Try chopping them up into ice cream, or sprinkling chopped pieces over icing on cupcakes, or brownies. Or, you can add them to your Christmas treat tray and see how quickly they disappear!

Makes 2 cups

Adapted from The Perfect Scoop

She may go by the name Scatteredmom online, but Karen really is anything but scattered when it comes to the kitchen.  Churning out tasty treats within view of the Georgia Strait on Canada's west coast, Karen will hand you an organized weekly meal plan or teach you how to make meals from scratch.  As Mom to a teenage boy, she knows exactly what it takes to keep kids full and happy-which has really come in handy with her job as the Food Editor at Yummy Mummy Club.

A strong supporter of Food Revolution who has been endorsed by Jamie Oliver himself, by day Karen can be found working as a special education teaching assistant, running a kitchen and showing teenagers how to cook nutritious meals for themselves.  By night, when she's not chatting on Twitter and answering cooking questions,  she writes her popular blog Notes From the Cookie Jar, or posting mouthwatering recipes over at Chasing Tomatoes.  Not afraid to give her opinion and passionate about community, Karen spoke at Blissdom Canada 2010 and her writing has been published in Canadian Living magazine, as well as in various online publications. 

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