When I was a kid, my mom used to make 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.
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