It might be easier just to grab them off the shelf in the candy aisle, but this recipe is better and gives you bragging rights! You can say that you made your very own peppermint patties from scratch with a little help from Rada Cutlery. Here’s how!
How to Make Homemade Peppermint Patties
Ingredients you will need:
- 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 2 oz. cream cheese
- 1-2 tsp. peppermint extract
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar plus extra for rolling
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup dark chocolate candy wafers
In a large mixing bowl, mix sweetened condensed milk, cream cheese, salt, and peppermint extract on low speed.
Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until stiff dough forms and it’s no longer sticky.
Shape into 1” balls and roll lightly in extra powdered sugar.
Arrange on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and flatten with the bottom of a glass to about 3/8” thickness.
Let dry at room temperature for 2-3 hours.
In a shallow microwave-safe bowl, melt together chocolate chips and candy wafers in the microwave, stirring until smooth. Let cool slightly.
Coat dry candies in melted chocolate and transfer to parchment paper. Drag a spoon across top to make swirls, if desired.
Let dry. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving time.
Make Your Own Candy!
Here are some reasons to make your own candy bars:
1. Candy costs less when it’s homemade.
2. You know exactly what goes into them! No mystery ingredients.
3. Most ingredients you’ll more than likely already have on hand, so they’re easy to make.
4. They make great gifts for friends. Dress up the candy bars YOU made in a sweet little basket or jar with ribbons. While you’re at it, here are some other great Rada recipe guides dedicated to making gifts and arrangements:
5. They just taste better!
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Kristi in the Rada Kitchen teaches some helpful tips while making homemade peppermint patties in the video below. Check it out!
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Homemade Peppermint Patty Recipe Video Transcript:
Hi Kristy at the Rada Kitchen, today I am going to make a copycat candy bar recipe. This is out of our recipe book called “Copycat Candy Bars”. It’s all the homemade candy bars that you can make yourself with ingredients that you have in your kitchen, they are easy to make, you won’t have any extra additives or preservatives, they make great gifts and best of all they taste good. This book includes recipes such as chocolate covered Almond Joyfuls and a copycat candy for Peanut Butter cups.
Video Transcript: Today I am going to make our copycat version of Peppermint Patties. Here’s the ingredients you’ll need — three and a half cups of powdered sugar and a little extra for rolling, a fourth cup of sweetened condensed milk, one to two teaspoons of peppermint extract, two ounces of cream cheese, softened, a cup of dark chocolate candy wafers, one cup of dark chocolate chips, and a half a teaspoon of salt. In a large mixing bowl, we are going to mix our sweetened condensed milk, our softened 2 ounces of cream cheese, peppermint extract and salt. Once you have that mixed up we are going to add the powdered sugar and we are going to add that one cup at a time. So you will mix in the powdered sugar until the dough is stiff and no longer sticky, just like that. And then you are going to roll little 1 inch balls and roll them in powdered sugar. You will have about 25 candies out of this batch.
Arrange the balls on a pan that is lined with parchment paper and then what you’ll do is take a glass smash them down to about 3/8’s of an inch. Now you’ll want to let these dry at room temperature for about 2 to 3 hours. And then I will come back and put the chocolate on. Now in a microwave safe bowl we are going to melt the chocolate and the candy wafers. I’ll probably put it in for 30 seconds and stir it and then keep stirring it and heating it until it’s all melted. So my chocolate is melted, it took about 60 seconds, I stirred it between every 30 seconds. Now with the centers that I had dry for a couple of hours, you dip it into the chocolate, use a fork. And then you’ll put them on a piece of parchment. Now you can eat these right away or you can keep them in the refrigerator. This is one of over fifty copycat candy bar recipes in our cookbook “Copycat Candy Bars”.
End of Homemade Peppermint Patty Recipe Video Transcript.