By Marg (CaymanDesigns) on October 01, 2004
Photo by ~heidi~
Photo by ~heidi~
"These are amazing! Better than York's because the chocolate is so much thicker. The yield is a guess as the recipe is from a friend who made them at Christmas and gave them as gifts. Fortunately, I was one of the recipients. This recipe has been updated to add more details after questions from reviewers. Cooking time is really drying time for the centers."
Serving Size: 1 (77 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 24
"These turned out great. I used peppermint oil (3/4 teaspoon) instead of the extract. I also did not let dry before dipping. They were fine."
"I agree with Sherri35. These were quite time consuming to make, but came out REALLY nice for my first attempt with anything chocolate. I actually let my peppermint dry overnight and coated them the next day. Worked perfectly. Thanks for posting a keeper!"
"I just realized that I hadn't reviewed these yet! I made them for Christmas 2008 and they were a huge hit!! They're definitely a bit of work, but not difficult - more time consuming really. I was covered in chocolate by the time I was done dipping them, but I didn't really get the hang of dipping until I was nearly done. Next time I'll be able to do that a lot neater (I hope). No one that I served them to had even heard of homemade peppermint patties! I cut them out with a small oval cookie cutter and they were the perfect 2-bite size. The recipe makes a ton and I froze the leftovers with great results. Thanks for posting :)"
"Very good. We made them as others had suggested by making a ball and pressing with the bottom of a glass. Took some time but are really worth it for a special treat. Thanks!"
"Excellent!Excellent!I love these!I just finished making a batch.I found the dough came together very easily with 6 cups of icing sugar.It was easy to work with when I was rolling it out also.I used the top of a shot glass to form circles.I then put them in the freezer to dry.I took out 8 at a time for dipping..That way they would not all get too soft to dip.I didn't use shortening,just chocolate is fine.I used semi-sweet chocolate for dipping,it was perfect.These are going to be perfect Christmas gifts."
"When I read the suggestion to use a bottle cap I thought, "Wow, that's too small." I was wrong about that one. I made these closer to York pattie size and they were way too large. Some of them stuck together and the chocolate coating chipped off. On top of that, the peppermint was very strong and it overwhelmed the chocolate. To compensate, I quartered them, redipped them, and pretended I'd done it on purpose. I would definitely recommend going small on these... bottle cap-sized sounds just about right! I don't have a double boiler; I just used two saucepans of the same size and boiled water in the bottom one while nesting the second pan in it. It worked great."
"I added a half tsp of my homemade vanilla, and dipped in dark chocolate melting chocolate...yummo!"
"I've made these for the past 5 or 6 years. I looked this up to get the recipe because I can't find the book i had written it in. the first couple years I made them, I dried them out & they were good. though they dried out & got stale after being frozen for a few months. the last couple years I became impatient because I make 5 or so batches & it was taking way too long to get them all made. So now I cut out a tray worth at a time & dip them immediately so that i can reuse that tray by time I'm done with the next tray. When not dried, i find they freeze well in a bucket or ziplock bag for up to about 5 months. Also, for those who are looking for info on how much this makes, it makes about 6-7 lbs depending on how thick your chocolate coating is."
"these are so amazing! will make again and again!"
"These are SOO good! Love them right out of the freezer!"
"These are great I have put them on my Christmas baking list because these are so good they should be made once a year. And they are so easy"
"These were as good or better then the store bought ones. I will never buy them again! I rolled all the "dough" out and cut it into 4 sections with my pizza cutter. 1/2 I dipped without drying & the other half I bagged up for another time. This recipe makes a lot. I had no problem dipping them without drying but I did not let my chocolate get hot enough to melt them either. I plan to roll the rest of the dough into balls and freeze them. Figure it will be easy to just stick a toothpick in and dip them. Thanks for this amazing recipe! So simple, so good. :)"
"I do a lot of baking at Christmas time. Every year I like to try a new recipe if not more! This was my new recipe to add to my Christmas baking list. This recipe is great! It's not difficult to make. The only reason it takes 4 hours to prepare is due to the drying process. These were simple to make and delicious! I made a double batch and it's a good thing I did! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe! Another great recipe to add to my Christmas baking list."
"Great recipe. My daughter let me know about it. I rolled the mixture as indcated, but she said she just used her hands to press the mixture and then cut them out. I melted the chocolate in the microwave. It worked okay, but I finished them off by using a double boiler and those came out smoother. My daughter saw this as fast and easy to make. I saw it as easy, but I wouldn't use the word fast. It is time consuming to dip each one. I followed the recipe as written except I used canola oil instead of shortneing in the chocolate chips. The taste is excellent, they really do taste like peppermint patties. Thanks for sharing."
"These were wonderful. This was simple to make. The dipping took a while, but that is common with these types of "candies". The labor is well worth it with these. It was helpful that I had a handy, dandy little tool I found at a kitchen store for only $2.49! I believe it is a candy dipping fork? Not sure. I saw it at the store, knew I was making these, and figured it would work great. It is a little 2 pronged fork. If you see one in a store, do yourself a favor and pick one up."
"Really, really good. Simple too."
"Everyone loved these. We froze them before dipping and had very little trouble. Instead of a fork we used two bamboo skewers chopstick style which made it easier to slide them off after dipping and flipping. We skipped the shortening but did end up with some bloom on the chocolate after they cooled (white streaks). Does anyone know if the shortening would have prevented that or was it just a matter of chocolate temperature?"
"I have made these for a couple years and they always turn out great. I have had people trying to bribe me to make them more. I left out the shortening in the chocolate, I also played with the amount of peppermint. Another thing I tried was add just a hint of peppermint extract to the chocolate while it was melted. I am trying to move away from extracts so I might try using peppermint oil instead as was mentioned in another review to see how that works."
"WONDERFUL my children loved these as did my MIL and her best friend I made the inside purple for my sisters graduation party turned out to be really cute! I also froze the filling after shaping till I was ready to dip them the next day. this worked great for me."
"These are wonderful!! Will be making again!"