Gluten Free Valentines Gift

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Looking for a last minute treat to make your sweet?!?! 

Here's a quick, easy, AND delicious way to say Happy Valentines Day to the one(s) you love. 

I hope mine look like this! :)
Homemade Peppermint Patties (naturally gluten free!)
*Note: this recipe is quite large and includes peppermint pieces crushed on top (a little more "Christmas-ish"), but you could easily omit the peppermint pieces and shape your patties into hearts! :)  I'll be following a recipe that yields less patties, so I'll try to get that to you later today.  BUT...I didn't want to wait until I was done to share this wonderful treat with all of you!

This recipe was taken from here.

Homemade Peppermint Patties
(adapted from Allrecipes)
yield: approximately 28 large (2½-inch) or 40 smaller (1½-inch) patties
  • 1 cup of sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 4–5 cups of confectionery sugar (I used a little under 5)
  • 24 oz. of dark, high-quality chocolate (I used only 21 oz. and it was barely enough)
  • a handful of soft peppermint candies, crushed
Combine the condensed milk and peppermint extract in a large mixing bowl. Beat in the confectionery sugar until the mixture is stiff and no longer sticky.
Form into balls and place on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Flatten with the bottom of something smooth (like a glass).
Allow the patties to dry out at room temperature for about 2 hours. If they still feel a little soft after 2 hours, pop them in the fridge so they’ll stiffen up and be easier to dip in the chocolate.
To temper the chocolate:
Roughly chop chocolate, then place around a little bit less than 2/3 of it in the top pan of a double boiler. Stir occasionally with a silicon spatula until the chocolate has completely melted and reached 115°, then remove from heat.
Stir in the remaining chocolate, making sure all of it dissolves. Continue stirring until the temperature of the chocolate is between 91°–88°.
Dip patties in chocolate and place on wax paper. Immediately sprinkle the crushed peppermint candies on top.
The original patties
Give the candies about an hour to set, then dig in!

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  1. Just wanted to say that I "pinned" your blog on Pinterest for this recipe. :) Now my followers will get to see your blog if they want the Peppermint Patty recipe too! More traffic for you! YAY! Well that is if I'm as popular as I like to believe! hehe

  2. Yum! I need to make these again soon!!


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