Monthly Munchies: December

Peppermint Patties


  • ¾ cups of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoons of peppermint extract or more your choice 
  • ⅛ teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar plus some extra for sprinkling
  • 3 cups of semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons of shortening
  • ½ cups of sprinkles



Step 1- To start off, place the condensed milk, peppermint extract and vanilla extract in a mixer’s bowl. Add half of the powdered sugar and beat with a mixer at a low speed. Gradually add the remaining powdered sugar while continuing to beat at a low speed; beat until a smooth dough forms. 


Step 2- Now sprinkle powdered sugar over a piece of parchment paper. Place the peppermint dough that you just made on the parchment and sprinkle powdered sugar over the top of it. Roll it into a ½ inch thick circle.


Step 3- Next using a 1 or 1 ½ inch round cookie cutter, cut out circles from the dough. If your dough does not easily cut then simply place it into the freezer for a few minutes to firm up, and then try again.


Step 4- Transfer the peppermint rounds to a parchment lined baking sheet. Cover it and freeze it for 10-15 minutes. 


Step 5- After freezing, place the chocolate and shortening in a medium microwave safe bowl. Cook at 30 second intervals until melted, while stirring occasionally.


Step 6- Now using a fork, dip the patties one by one in the chocolate, then place on a piece of parchment. If you do want to have sprinkles on them add them immediately (so they stick to the chocolate). Let it cool until the chocolate is set. 


Step 7- Store them in the refrigerator and enjoy a delicious treat! 



*Recipe adapted from “Dinner at the Zoo.”