Peppermint Patties

This project was extremely time consuming and quite frustrating at times. You need to work very quickly and chill your peppermint “dough” at every chance you get…I learned this the hard way 😛  I prepared and froze the “patties” the night before so they would be easier to work with when I was ready. Even then it is still best to only take out a few patties at a time to dip.

AND, there is a secret…WEIRD…ingredient!!! **Drum roll please**                            MASHED POTATOES!!! This kinda threw me off at first too… I mean a chocolaty treat made with POTATO?  But alas, the recipe has been tested and tried, tried and tested and has received very many chocolaty thumbs up from my lovely family.

I had Christopher help me dip the formed patties into the chocolate which was fun. He had many fondue/ chop sticks out and covered in chocolate by the end, but hey – I’ll lure him into the kitchen at any chance I can get, even if it means cleaning 6 fondue sticks and 4 chop sticks 😛

All in all I am pleasantly surprised with the end result. Chris said the peppermint patties were better than any of the Easter Chocolate that we received, and my Dad just could not believe that there was mashed potato in these delicious treats. For my first time making chocolates I would have to say it was a great success…I’ll definitely be doing them again for Christmas!!!

You could also add raspberry flavoring or extract and a bit of red food coloring for a valentines day treat!

Chocolate covered peppermint patties :)

Chocolate covered peppermint patties 🙂

Chocolate Covered Peppermint Patties

I ended up with around 75 chocolates when all was said and done! Whew! A lot were eaten (before) & after Easter Dinner, but I’m keeping the rest in the freezer until ready to enjoy!

  • 1/2 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 4-6 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • Dark chocolate chips
Peppermint Patties ready to be dipped :)

Peppermint Patties ready to be dipped 🙂

  1. In a large bowl mix together potatoes, salt, butter and peppermint extract. Gradually mix in sugar until you form a workable dough – This will take anywhere from 4-6 cups of powdered sugar. Put dough in freezer at this point for 10-15 minutes to harden up.
  2. Remove half of dough from freezer and begin rolling into cherry sized balls. Place balls appx. 2 inches apart on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. After you have filled baking sheet with balls, start with first one and begin to press down into a patty shape. Continue pressing down balls until all are in patty forms. Continue with the rest of the dough on another baking sheet. When all dough is in patty shapes freeze until you are ready to coat in chocolate. (If you like a thinner patty start with less dough and flatten out almost completely. If you like thicker, use more dough and don’t press out as much! OR if you’d prefer feel free to skip the step of rolling dough into balls and instead use a chocolate mold and just press dough into molds and chill, and then coat with chocolate).
  3. When you are ready to coat patties remove a few from the freezer at a time. Melt dark chocolate in a double boiler over low heat. One at a time place each patty into the chocolate, flip to coat and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Freeze until chocolate is set and ENJOY!!!!!

I thought they were extra delicious when enjoyed right from the freezer as a cool treat!

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Miracle Garcinia Cambogia Actual Customer Reviews - Does This Extract Work?
    Jun 30, 2013 @ 03:42:33

    Pretty nice post. I just found your current weblog in addition to wished to declare that I actually beloved browsing the blog page blogposts. No matter the reason I am opt-in for your supply so i we imagine you generate yet again quickly!


  2. foodsqueeze
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 11:49:38

    hahahaha I’m glad that Mom leaves you comments on your blog too.


  3. psufroggirl
    Nov 15, 2010 @ 12:28:19

    Oooo – i just experimented with my own version that was dairy/soy/preservative free — but i didn’t think of adding mashed potatoes to the mix! That would cut the sweetness a bit… great idea! It must be like that Irish potato candy with the pb…


  4. your mom
    Apr 07, 2010 @ 20:55:50

    these patties were great!!~!!!!!!BTW I love you too


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: