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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Vegan Peppermint Patties

There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who love peppermint and those who don't. I'm one of those who love it and I can't seem to get enough. Especially in peppermint season, which is December by the way. 

These are so fun and easy to make. I'm already thinking of other flavors I could use instead of peppermint. Cherry, strawberry, coconut!! 

I highly recommend using edible peppermint oil (not essential oil) but if you can't find that, peppermint extract will work too. I used 1/4 tsp of this oil but you might want to start with 1/8 tsp. I thought it was perfect but Stevie said it's to strong. 

Let's get to it shall we. You will need the following:
2 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 1/2 tbsp room temp butter
2 tbsp Ripple half-n-half
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp peppermint edible oil or extract
12 ounces of semi sweet chocolate
extra powdered sugar for rolling the patties

Put everything into a large bowl or the bowl of your stand alone mixer. Turn on low until everything is incorporated the turn it up high medium and let it go for about 5 to 10 minutes. You should be able to easily roll into a ball.

I rolled mine into about a teaspoon full. You might need some of the extra powdered sugar to keep from sticking. Once you've rolled the little ball, gently flatten into a pattie. Place onto a parchment lined cookie tray.

When finished, place in the freezer for at least 15 minutes. 

While you are waiting for the patties in the freezer, melt your chocolate over a double broiler or in the microwave at half power at 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval. Once the chocolate looks mostly melted, keep stirring and eventually, all the chocolate will melt. 

Once the patties are partially frozen, gently coat them in some of the chocolate and place them back on the cookie tray and let set. Do not let them sit in the chocolate to long or the patties will quickly melt.

Best straight from the fridge. Then enjoy!!

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