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While Peppermint Patties may seem like a winter indulgence, to me they are always in season. Growing up, my family constantly had two types of candy in our house: peppermint patties and candy corn. While after 18 years of candy corn I have grown to hate the sight, smell and taste, I have become increasingly devoted to peppermint patties. Naturally, I decided that there must be a way to improve upon the store bought ones, so I scoured the web and some baking magazines and found some recipes. They are much easier to make than I had expected. This past week I was feeling a little homesick, and I decided to make some for myself. They offered the perfect balance of refreshing minty-ness and indulgent chocolate. These are definitely a must-try.

Ingredients:

  1. 2 tablespoons softened butter
  2. 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  3. 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  4. 2 ¼ cup powdered sugar

Directions:

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  1. Combine the butter, peppermint extract, cream and sugar. It will be crumbly at first but will start to come together the more you mix
  2. Once the mixture because light and fluffy, but not sticky, take it out of the bowl. It should be very stiff and will feel like play doh
  3. Roll into a long log (1.5 inches in diameter) and then refrigerate for 45 minutes
  4. Cut the dough into thin rounds about ¼ inch thick
  5.  Dip the rounds into the melted chocolate using a fork and place on a sheet of wax paper to dry
  6. Chill the patties briefly until firm

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Enjoy!

-Gilly