Perfect Peppermint Patties Candies

Perfect Peppermint Patties Candies
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Recipe for Perfect Peppermint Patties. These candies make an elegant surprise to offer guests at the end of a meal or a thoughtful homemade gift from your kitchen.


  • 1 pound confectioners\' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening


  1. Makes about 5 dozen
  2. In a bowl, combine first four ingredients. Add milk and mix well. Roll into 1-in balls and place on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Chill for 20 minutes. Flatten with a glass to 1/4\". Chill for 30 minutes. In a double boiler or microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening. Dip patties and place on waxed paper to harden.