Saturday, January 5, 2013

Peppermint Patties:

I LOVE York peppermint patties, my mom loves them and my sister LOVES them! I have tried a few recipes over the years, but I think this one has been the best and easiest! I hope you give them a try!

1 can sweetened condensed milk
5&1/2 cups powder sugar
1 tblsp. peppermint extract
3 cups chocolate chips
3 tblsp. shortening

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the milk, sugar and extract until smooth and stiff, but still pliable. Using a cookie baller, roll dough into balls and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet (leaving space between the balls). Using a glass with a flat bottom or something similar, lightly flatten each ball (not a lot, just enough so they are no longer a ball). Place in the freezer for 1 hour. In a microwave safe dish, melt the chocolate in 15 second intervals, stirring well after each, until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in the shortening. Carefully stick a pattie on the tines of a fork and dip into the chocolate. Allow excess to drip off and place back on wax paper. Repeat with remaining patties. Return to the freezer and chill until set - about 1 hour. Place in an airtight container and store in the fridge. These can be eaten cold or at room temperature. Enjoy!!

-Depending on how many patties you get, you may need more chocolate and shortening.

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