Homemade Peppermint Patties


When I was a kid,
the holidays were a HUGE deal.

I have a very large, and extremely close, family
with MANY aunts, uncles, and cousins.

We would gather at a different house,
every night,
for the entire week between Christmas
and New Years.

For us kids,
and there were A LOT of us,
it was magical.

It’s funny the little things that you remember looking back.
For example, my mother always would buy a large box of after dinner mints.

Only around holiday time, but I just knew that after dinner, and dessert, that little black box would be brought out.

I love mints, and I probably haven’t had any since I was a kid,
but I stumbled upon this recipe at How Sweet It Is,
and instantly I thought about our family holiday parties.

I tweaked her recipe just a bit,
but truly,  these are the best mints I have ever had.

 Homemade peppermint patties will definitely be gifted this year.


Peppermint Patties:
2 cups of powdered sugar
1 1/2 tbsp butter {softened}
2 – 3 tbsp heavy cream
2 tsp peppermint extract
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups of dark chocolate chips

cream together the sugar
and then the heavy cream

once everything is thoroughly combined and creamy,
form into 1 inch balls {I flattened mine a bit}
place them on a baking sheet lined with wax paper
and chill for at least 30 minutes {longer is better}

melt the chocolate chips
once the patties are chilled
coat them in the chocolate
and return to the fridge to harden

The peppermint patties are best when served slightly chilled:)