- 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
- Beat cream cheese and extract until smooth. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating well.
- Shape into 1-in. balls. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Flatten into patties 1-1/2-1-3/4 in. in diameter. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
- 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.
Reviews forCreamy Peppermint Patties
"These are really good. I did increase the peppermint to 2.5 tsp. and had to increase the chocolate by another cup. In order for the candy to hold together, I really had to manipulate each pattie. I squeezed each one back and forth in my hands several times then made a ball and rolled it a few times in my hands, then pressed them in between my hands to make the pattie and if they cracked around the edges I just smoothed them with my finger. I then froze them before dipping. They turned out beautiful and by being froze I had no problem dipping them. But, I would suggest having an extra person to help it does take a while for one person."
"These are awesome! I have been making them for years. My kids love them too."
"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?"
"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."
"I make these often for holidays. They can also be frozen. Very easy to prepare and they are delectable!"
"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."
"this is so easy to make...it taste like a york peppermint patty...wow"
"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"