Homemade Peppermint Patties

What You'll Need:

Powdered Sugar Evaporated Milk Light Corn Syrup Coconut Oil Peppermint Extract Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers Crushed Candy Canes, Sprinkles, or Melted White Chocolate for decorating

Combine powdered sugar, evaporated milk, corn syrup, melted coconut oil, and peppermint extract in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until creamy and smooth, about 3-4 minutes.

Divide the filling into two discs and wrap them in plastic wrap. Chill in the fridge for an hour so they are easier to roll out. It should be a stiff, but workable dough that you can touch with your hands.

Dust your rolling surface with powdered sugar to help keep the filling from sticking. I like to roll this out between two sheets of parchment paper just to be on the safe side. Roll ¼-inch thick with a rolling pin.

Use a small 2 to 2 ½-inch round cutter to cut out circles. You can smash the scraps together and re-roll until it has all been used up. Transfer the cut circles to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze for 20 minutes.

Melt the dark chocolate coating in a microwave-safe bowl using short 20-second bursts of heat. Stop and stir between each burst until melted. Dip the chilled centers one at a time in the melted chocolate using a fork or chocolate dipping tool.

Tap them against the edge of the bowl a few times to remove excess chocolate.

Use a toothpick or knife to slide them onto the parchment-lined baking sheet.

If desired, decorate with crushed candy canes or sprinkles before the chocolate has a chance to set. Let the chocolate set before decorating with melted white chocolate (optional).

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