Take A Break – Peppermint Patties

I love minty desserts, and I loved York Peppermint Patties when I was younger. I can’t wait to try this recipe, and hopefully you’ll try them and enjoy them! Check out the video.

I couldn’t find a recipe on Saveur that matched this video but I found one that was close on DinnerAtTheZoo.com. You can substitute coconut oil for the shortening, and omit the holiday sprinkles.


• 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk

• 1 teaspoon peppermint extract or more to taste

• 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

• 4 cups powdered sugar plus extra for sprinkling

• 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips

• 2 teaspoons shortening

• 1/2 cup holiday sprinkles


1 Place the condensed milk, peppermint extract and vanilla extract in the bowl of a mixer. Add half of the powered sugar and beat with a mixer on low speed. Gradually add the remaining powdered sugar. Beat until a smooth dough forms.

2 Sprinkle powdered sugar over a piece of parchment paper. Place the peppermint dough on the parchment and sprinkle powdered sugar over the top. Roll into a 1/2 inch thick circle.

3 Using a 1 or 1 1/2 inch round cookie cutter, cut out circles from the dough. If your dough does not cut easily, simply place it in the freezer for a few minutes to firm up, then try again.

4 Transfer the peppermint rounds to a parchment lined baking sheet. Cover and freeze for 10-15 minutes.

5 Place the chocolate and shortening in a medium microwave safe bowl. Cook at 30 second intervals until melted, stirring occasionally.

6 Using a fork, dip the patties one by one in the chocolate, then place on a piece of parchment. Add sprinkles immediately. Let cool until set, then serve. Store in the refrigerator.

If you enjoy recreating your favorite snacks and treats, you should take a look at this book on Amazon, where they give you copycat recipes for Hostess Cupcakes and even Doritos!


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