Thursday, March 10, 2011

Homemade Peppermint Patties

{{St. Patty's Peppermint Patties}}
with a secret ingredient: mashed potatoes

Whoa. Hold on, sister. MASHED POTATOES?! 
You heard me.


I, for one, can't think of much that's more Irish than potatoes.


They taste even better than those other patties from the store that rhyme with Zork.

The mashed po-tay-tahs give them just the right texture.


You must try them. 


1 cup leftover mashed potatoes
2 T. melted butter
2 t. peppermint extract
10 cups powdered sugar
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 T. vegetable oil

In a bowl, combine the first 4 ingredients and mix well. You may need to add more sugar if your mixture is too runny--it should feel like a dough.

Scoop teaspoonfuls of the dough and shape into patties. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for a few hours. 

Melt the chocolates with the oil and dip the chilled patties, covering completely. Chill until set.

They're perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

PS: These have a LOT of sugar, but this recipe makes a large batch of small candies. 

They're basically health food with that kind of math, right?


Linked to: Finding Fabulous, Fingerprints on the Fridge


  1. Yum--how fun! That's a whole lotta sugar, though. I'll have to gear myself up for that one! ;)

  2. You always have the best recipes...I love these things but I don't think they'll be good for my diet!

  3. oooooh my goodness. I think I will be making this for my adolescent females anger management group on St. PAttys.... maybe they won't be so mean with some yummy chocolates!

  4. I made these today! Dipping the chilled patties in the hot chocolate was harder than I thought- they wanted to come apart since they warmed up.

    Any suggestions or hints on that process? Yours turned out beautiful so I bet there is a trick to it!

  5. I recommend leaving the melted chocolate out for 10-15 minutes before dipping.

  6. Oh my goodness! This little gem caught my eye as I was leaving a comment earlier. I LOVE peppermint patties. Heading on over to check out your recipe.


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