With Saint Patrick's Day just two weeks away, it is time to stock up on your favorite green foods, beer and plenty of homemade peppermint patties. These simple candies pair a creamy peppermint filling with a thin layer of chocolate to create balance of cool and crisp. For this recipe you can use either dark or milk chocolate depending on your preference. I prefer dark or bittersweet chocolate because I think it compliments the sweetness of filling better. I encourage you to eat as many peppermint patties as you please but these candies can also be incorporated into other treats like brownies, cookies, or even a boozy milkshake.
Recipe from Joy of Baking
For the filling:
2 cups (240 grams) confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons (20 grams) unsalted butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon peppermint oil (make sure it is labeled for internal use) (do not use peppermint extract)
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons (30 ml) evaporated milk
For the chocolate coating:
8 ounces (240 grams) semi sweet or bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon (12 grams) shortening
For full recipe instructions, watch the video below or click here.