Monday, December 11, 2017

Excruciatingly Easy Peppermint Patties

Number one son came by today to help me with a few things, and he was immediately drawn to the cute container full of chocolate candies, and, let's face it, who wouldn't be? He popped one into his mouth and exclaimed that they were really good. I thanked him, and told him that I had made them. His eyes widened; he couldn't believe that I had made something that looked so professional, and was so delicious. Your friends and family are going to feel the same. Make these. And then give them away as quickly as you can before you eat them all yourself. Yep, they are that good.

This week I am partnering with Eagle, making great use of one of my favorite products, Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk, wherein I hope to provide you, each day, with enough ideas to allow you to create a lavish and delicious dessert buffet for your holiday gathering, whatever that might be.

We're going to start off with a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, peppermint patties. I first made peppermint patties years ago. It was a huge pain. I used a recipe from a high-end gourmet magazine, and it was one heck of a lot of work. It was frantic, trying to keep the filling from drying out, having to keep it covered with a damp cloth, spray it periodically with a mist of water, and knead it off and on. I vowed right then and there that I would never make them again. Thanks to the people at Borden, there is a much easier way to do it. Thanks to my adaptation of their recipe, it is child’s play!
Excruciatingly Easy Peppermint Patties
Adapted from a recipe on

1 (14-ounce) can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon peppermint extract
6 cups confectioners’ sugar, plus additional for kneading
Green or red food coloring, if desired
 1 (12-ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon Crisco or coconut oil

In the work bowl of a stand mixer combine sweetened condensed milk, peppermint extract, and food coloring (if desired). Add 6 cups of confectioners' sugar, and beat on low speed until smooth and well blended. Turn mixture out onto a work surface dusted with powdered sugar.

Knead to lightly form a smooth ball. Roll out dough on a confectioners’ sugar-dusted work surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Using a 1½-inch round cookie or biscuit cutter, cut out as many rounds as you can from the dough; discard scraps.

Allow medallions to dry for one and a half hours, turn over and let dry an additional hour.

In a double boiler over simmering water, melt together chocolate chips and Crisco or coconut oil, stirring until smooth. Dip each pattie into the chocolate mixture, turning to coat, and place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet to dry. At this point you can either sprinkle the tops with crushed peppermint candy, or allow them to dry to later be decorated with green or red candy melts as I have done here.

These taste like the real thing, everyone will love them. This recipe makes approximately 60.

 Disclaimer: I received compensation from Eagle Brand Milk to create this post.

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Stacey said...

These look amazing, Pattie. I'm guessing they would keep for a week or two in the fridge?

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

No need to take up fridge space, Stacey, these store just fine in a covered container on the counter. I imagine they would keep two weeks, but the jury is still out on that one. ;-)

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

Oh my gosh, Pattie, I love Peppermint Patties so these are going on the TO DO list!! Thanks for sharing your recipe, they look delish!

jmac said...

Granddaughters coming over for a cooking day on Saturday. These will definitely be on our agenda!!! Thanks

The Cape Coop said...

Yum! I love a good, cooling peppermint patty! Thanks for sharing on Homestead Blog Hop!