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A minty-fresh delight

In Events, food on May 23, 2009 at 9:24 pm
Homemade confections

Homemade confections

Sweet and refreshing, peppermint patties are the perfect after dinner bite…small enough to save your waistline but just the right amount of chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Many people are familiar with those patties that come in a silver wrapper, but this homemade variety knocks those out of the park!

To create this confection, combine 2 teaspoons of peppermint extract with one 8oz block of softened cream cheese and beat together until smooth. Next, slowly beat in 7 cups of confectioners’ sugar.

Roll the peppermint filling into one-inch balls and flatten the balls into patties. Place them on a wax paper covered baking sheet and set them in the refrigerator for an hour or until they are slightly hardened.

Now you’re ready to dip them in chocolate. Just microwave ¾ cup each of semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips with a couple tablespoons of shortening in the microwave, and coat the refrigerated peppermint patties in a layer of chocolate. Place them back on the wax paper and in the refrigerator to let the chocolate set, and in a half hour you will have homemade candy!

These patties are great as gifts, and that is exactly what we used our batch for. Pepper Dowd, a big fan of VTB, turned 78 years old yesterday and to celebrate, we made her favorite after dinner treat!

So here’s to Pepper…mint patties!

Until next time,

xoxo,

VTB

ViaTheBistro@gmail.com

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