Sunday, March 7, 2010
One day Jazzy asked my mom what her favorite candy was and she said York Peppermint Patties. Jazzy adores my mom and wanted to try the candy. Since the store bought version of the candy was unsafe, I came up with this amazingly easy recipe that tastes like the original. I've called them Pennymint Patties because my mom's name is Penny. I recently found out that I am the 1st place winner of the 1st annual allergiesandme.com "allergy free" food recipe contest. This is the recipe that won that honor.
Pennymint Patties (mock York Peppermint Patties)
Makes 100 servings - 1 quarter-sized piece each serving
1/4 cup dairy-free margarine, softened (I use Fleishmann's Unsalted Sticks)
1/3 cup corn syrup
1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
4 1/2 cups confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
1/2 bag safe chocolate chips (I use Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks)
With an electric mixer, whip the margarine. Add the corn syrup and peppermint extract then whip again. Add the confectioners sugar, one cup at a time, beating after each addition. The final mixture should be easy to handle and hold together when rolled. Pinch off a small amount of the mixture, roll it in a ball then flatten it into a patty shape. Place the patties onto a wax paper lined baking sheet. Once all of the mixture has been formed, it is time to melt the chocolate. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until completely melted and smooth. Coat the patties with the melted chocolate. The best way tht I found to do this is to allow the chocolate to cool slightly then use my fingers to coat the patties in the chocolate. Place the chocolate coated patties back on the wax paper lined baking sheet. Once all of the patties are coated in the chocolate, place the baking sheet in the fridge to set the chocolate. Store the patties in a covered container in the fridge.
* You can make the patties any size you desire, but we prefer them bite-sized.
Shared with My Sweet Party.