Gluten Free Valentines GiftTuesday, 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! :)|
*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
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|