Homemade Peppermint Patties.
Originally published November 30, 2011, Updated on 10/10/20
When I was a kid, my mom used to make homemade peppermint patties... out of mashed potatoes. I thought it was the weirdest thing in the world, but they sure were tasty!
I don’t know what got me thinking of this recently, but I decided to use that information, and come up with my own peppermint patties recipe.
Knowing that I’d only need a small amount of potato, I got a bit
lazy .. Err.. CREATIVE, and picked up a couple “sour cream and chive” baked potatoes at Wendy’s!
It only took a minute to scrape off the chives, and voila! Tons of time saved. Suck it, Martha Stewart!
Knowing that my husband hasn’t been fond of peppermint patties - but was willing to have his opinion changed over homemade ones! - I picked up some good dark chocolate to dip these in.
You can dip them in whatever chocolate you want - chocolate chips, a few good chocolate bars, or baking chocolate. Also, feel free to play with the flavoring in this!
If you’re not a fan of mint, ANY extract can be used! Add a little food coloring, and you can make an assortment of cherry, orange, maple... whatever fillings you can imagine!
This recipe works up quickly. It only takes about 5 minutes to mix it up, another 5 or so to roll/flatten, and probably 10-15 to dip them. SO worth it.
More Holiday Treats
Looking for more inspiration for your holiday goodies tray? Whether Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or any of the other holidays, here are a few ideas for you!
Blood Orange Cranberry Toffee
Boozy Chocolate Haystack Cookies
Candied Orange Slices
Creme de Menthe Nanaimo Bars
Festive Easy Fudge
Gluten-Free Fruitcake Cookies
Pecan Pie Cookies
Sweet Ecstasy Cookies
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Now, on to that Peppermint Patties recipe!