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Old 05-07-2008, 05:36 PM   #1
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Peppermint Patties

For all you sweet-tooth's, here it is It was a web recipe originally but I changed it and tweaked it so much it is mine now! But I am happy to share.

Laurie's Peppermint Patties

3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons peppermint extract
3 1/2 - 4 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 cups semisweet chocolate, chopped (you can use chips)
2 teaspoons white shortening




In a large mixing bowl, combine condensed milk and peppermint extract. Beat in enough confectioners' sugar, a little at a time, to form a stiff dough that is no longer sticky. Form into 1 inch balls, then place on waxed paper and flatten with fingers to form patties. Let patties dry at room temperature two hours, turning once.

Melt chocolate with shortening in a deep narrow bowl over hot water, stirring often. Remove from heat. Dip patties, one at a time, into chocolate and lift out on the tines of a fork, making sure it is all covered. Do not leave in chocolate or pattie will start melting. Lay coated patties on waxed paper and refrigerate until set. Best kept refrigerated and do well in freezer.

Enjoy!

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Old 05-07-2008, 07:17 PM   #2
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yummy thank you Laurie!!!
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:22 PM   #3
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Nice...can't wait to try this. I love York peppermint patties. I saw your post on fav candy.
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:22 PM   #4
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Oh yum!! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:23 PM   #5
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I thank you know
and Dear Hunk will thank you later!!
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:13 PM   #6
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Miss Laurie I need sugar like I need another hole in my head....but I just gotta try this one...Maybe the DW will eat most of them....

Thanks!!
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:19 PM   #7
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Oh Boy! I do love those peppermint patties. Dark chocolate and mint one of the greatest combinations ever.
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:51 PM   #8
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Oh yum! and they don't look too complicated, which is always a plus. :)
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Old 05-11-2008, 05:14 PM   #9
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Voila!!! Peppermint Patties! Yummy!!

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Old 05-11-2008, 07:08 PM   #10
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Voila!!! Peppermint Patties! Yummy!!
Oh my, Uncle Bob, they are gorgeous! High marks for the plating as well!
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