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Perfect Peppermint Patties Recipe


Homemade peppermint patties will give the commercial ones a run for the money. These delicious candies are easier to make than you might think.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tablespoons shortening


In a bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, butter or margarine, peppermint extract, and vanilla extract. Add evaporated milk and mix well.

Roll into 1-inch balls and place on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Chill for 20 minutes. Flatten with a glass to 1/4-inch thickness. Chill for 30 minutes.

In a double-boiler or microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening. Dip patties and place on waxed paper to harden.

Yield: about 5 dozen small patties

Recipe Source: The Taste of Home Cookbook (Readers Digest)
Reprinted with permission.

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