I haven’t shared a recipe blog post in a while. I recently went on a cooking craze, trying to find ‘easy, 5 ingredient’ recipes on Pinterest. I may have gone overboard on finding and pinning said recipes to my board, but my spree led me straight to an amazing, really simple recipe for peppermint patties. I made them and they were delicious, so let me share with you!
What you’ll need:
4 cups of powdered sugar
3 tablespoons of light corn syrup
2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon of water
¼ teaspoon of peppermint extract (can be found at most grocery/spice stores)
Sift the powdered sugar into a bowl. In a stand mixer, add the corn syrup, water, and peppermint extract. Mix until combined. It will be slightly sticky, but don’t add more powdered sugar. The mix has the consistency of oobleck — when you try to do anything to it with force, it won’t be easy, but if you are gentle, it’ll ooze and run.
Put the mix in the fridge. It’ll be a lot easier to roll it into balls when they’re chilled. Also refrigerate two plates or baking sheets, or whatever you plan on putting the patties on. After 20-30 minutes, take it out. Scoop out little globs of the peppermint mix and roll it into a ball between your palms. Set it on your plate or baking sheet and flatten it into a patty. I tried to use a glass but it stuck, so it’s best to just use your fingers. Put the patties in the freezer to keep them cold.
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. I used nearly an entire bag of chocolate chips. As soon as it’s melted, turn the heat down or it’ll melt the patties. Take the patties out of the freezer and, using a spatula, coat the tops of them with a thin layer of chocolate. This will give them a little more tooth when you bite into them. It should harden almost immediately, so if you want to, go ahead and drop the patties into the chocolate one at a time. Coat them and dip them out, shaking off the chocolate. Repeat until you’ve finished all the patties, then stick them back in the freezer.
They’re delicious just a couple minutes in, but wait a few hours and it’ll be even more like York peppermint patties.
I hope this recipe interests you! If you try it, be sure to comment below and let me know how they turned out.