Peppermint is an overwhelming flavor for many people, so it doesn’t take much to turn a pleasant treat into something that tastes, well, like toothpaste. We think they did a great job on this, and can’t wait to try it ourselves.
Ryleigh & Amy’s Peppermint Patties
Mix the following ingredients together and roll dough in small 1 in. balls. Place balls on pan lined with waxed paper. Gently press down on balls to flatten them to preferred thickness. Freeze for 30 to 45 m or until hardened.
3 ¾ cups powdered sugar
3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
1 ½ tsp. peppermint extract
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ cup evaporated milk
Green or red food coloring if desired
Mix the following ingredients in a bowl and microwave until melted. Set aside to cool.
Hint: if the mixture is not cool enough it will melt the inside of the patties during dipping.
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp. shortening
After chocolate coating has cooled to touch, dip the patties into the chocolate and let excess drip before placing the patties onto the wax paper. Once the patties are covered let them rest until set and the chocolate is hard.
Amy teaches college English and literature full time. She recently self published a book of poems, and her novel is currently with an editor. Amy started homeschooling her oldest when he was in first grade and now he is a junior in high school. Her other two are 9 and 12. They are eclectic and Amy has dived into several curricula. Her middle son is dyslexic so that’s a challenge in itself. They have done umbrella schools, groups and even online curriculum.