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Creamy Peppermint Patties Recipe

Creamy Peppermint Patties Recipe

These smooth chocolate candies fill the bill for folks who like a little sweetness after a meal but don't want a full serving of rich dessert. -Donna Gonda, North Canton, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling YIELD:48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 9 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons shortening

Directions

  • 1. Beat cream cheese and extract until smooth. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating well.
  • 2. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Flatten into patties about 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 in. in diameter. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
  • 3. In a microwave, melt chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Dip patties in melted chocolate, allowing excess to drip off; place on waxed paper until set. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 8 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 275 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 33mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (48g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein

Reviews for Creamy Peppermint Patties

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2014

"These are awesome! I have been making them for years. My kids love them too."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2014

"I am making these now and could use some advise. Mine seem really dry. I don't think I can shape them. What can I do to make this easier to handle? Add water? milk? Help?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"These are phenominal. Amazing. Even my chocolate haters love them. I tweaked the recipe a bit to make my life easier though. Instead of rolling balls, I made three logs, froze them for a few hours. Then I sliced them to my desired thickness and solidly froze the patties. When it came time to coat I used a trick my sister taught me. I took the melted chocolate off the heat source and let it cool down a bit. It made the coating process a snap. I have requests for these every year."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2013

"I make these often for holidays. They can also be frozen. Very easy to prepare and they are delectable!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

"These are delicious! I also had to double the chocolate, but had no problems with them falling apart. I used a fork to dip them."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2012

"I make these every year at Christmas, sometimes I use cookie cutters to make differnet shapes. Have to agree with the other comments reagrding coating process, I usually freeze before coating but havent really perfected a surefire way yet. Still, these are really yummy and easy to make!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2012

"These are good, but I always need more chocolate chips and shortening to coat all the wafers. I also reheat the chocolate if it cools down too much."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"this is so easy to make...it taste like a york peppermint patty...wow"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"It's almost impossible to "dip" these, Instead I roll them, flatten them onto wax paper, then I put the cookie sheet in the freezer. Then I take an offset spatula and spread the choc. onto the top side, then I remove from freezer, flip them over and do the same. Yes it's work but imo these cannot be "dipped" no matter what you do, they just tend to fall apart.

diane"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"I make this every year...I triple the peppermint extract it calls for. I also split the batch and do half with green food color and half with red."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"If you like Peppermint patties, you will love this easy recipe.

Please note, I mix the cream cheese and powdered sugar in a mixer, which makes the filling perfect. Also, I double the chocolate for dipping with a little left over for pretzels~"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2011

"Very good; several compliments."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2010

"The taste is heavenly! Coating them is the hardest part of making them. After 4 years and trying different methods I've found that using two large 3 prong meat forks works best."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2010

"These were soooo goood! They are very simple, but as the other reviewer stated, once you try and dip them in the chocolate, they start to melt...I put them in the freezer for about an hour and then dipped them really fast!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2009

"Tasted good and was easy until it cam etime to coat them. Although they had been chilled they still melted once they touched to chocolate. May have to try freezing them."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2008

"These were good. My kids loved them, which surprised me a little. Mine seemed a little dry, not creamy like the title says. Not sure what I did different. Will make again, though."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2008

"closest recipe I've found to an actual York Peppermint Patty!!!

very easy for kids to make!!!"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.