Did you know you can make your own candy?
It’s super easy, a little time consuming but totally worth it. Your friends will be amazed!
HOMEMADE PEPPERMINT PATTIES
This recipe is super easy! It’s also vegan friendly. You can substitute dairy in the same amount if you’d rather. Also, I prefer organic powdered sugar for taste and there is no corn starch involved.
3/4 cup sweetened condensed coconut milk (Whole Foods)
1 1⁄2 teaspoons organic peppermint extract (Fresh Thyme)
4-5 cups organic powdered sugar
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 teaspoons coconut oil
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine sweetened condensed coconut milk and organic peppermint extract. Beat in enough organic powdered sugar, a little at a time, to form a stiff dough that is no longer sticky. Form into 1 inch balls, then place on waxed paper and flatten with fingers to form patties. Let patties dry at room temperature two hours, turning once.
2. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate with coconut oil, stirring often. Remove from heat. Dip patties, one at a time, into chocolate by laying them on the tines of a fork and lowering the fork into the liquid. Let cool on waxed paper until set.
If you want to get fancy, you can use a small, round cookie cutter or small plastic lid. Also, tempering the chocolate is good if you want to leave the patties out at room temperature. Otherwise, store them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.