Friday, July 13, 2012

Four-Ingredient Peppermint Patties


So, let's get something straight right now: EVERY AWESOME RECIPE SHOULD HAVE ONLY FOUR INGREDIENTS.  Let's push Congress to pass that law, pronto.

The blogger over at She Wears Many Hats is responsible for this 'you-can't-eat-too-many-or-you'll-go-into-sugar-shock' recipe... go give her a visit, she wears many hats.  And now, let's pig out.


You'll need four ingredients, as per Congressional law.  Gather up powdered sugar, cream cheese, peppermint extract and semi-sweet chocolate chips.


Take four ounces of cream cheese and let it soften.  Throw it in your mixer and combine it with the peppermint extract and about a pound of powdered sugar.  That was half the bag and it was pretty easy to eyeball when it was right... it needs to be a bit dough-like.


OK, here's where we're going to work fast.  Take a baking sheet and line it with wax paper or parchment paper.  Take a little of the mixture, I used about a tablespoon or so at a time, and roll it up into a ball.


Put it on your wax paper and press the backside of a tablespoon into it to make a dent.


Keep going until you've used up all the mixture.  If you aren't too quick, the mixture will dry out a bit.  The original blogger says to keep a damp towel over the mixing bowl while you're working to keep that from happening, but I was able to do it pretty quickly so that wasn't a big deal for me.  Just be wary.


Also, at this point, your hands will smell like peppermints.


So, here they are:


Pretty maids, all in a row.


Throw this into the fridge for a couple of hours until they get a bit more firm.  Once that happens, take them out and melt one cup of your chocolate.


Put your chocolate into a piping bag or ziploc bag and pipe it into the peppermints.



Oh, brother.  Throw these into the fridge to let the chocolate harden up a bit.  I found it was easiest to eat these at room temperature so the chocolate was easier to bite into.  As if I wouldn't have eaten it anyway.


So. Good.

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9 comments:

  1. OMG yumm, I've got to try this!

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  2. Yum! I have got to try these!!!

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  3. My kind of recipes... only 4 ingredients! LOL!

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  4. I love seeing what recipes you are trying...and, of course, appreciating you use brands I use as well. And, I love that you recommend room temperature to make the eating of the chocolate easier. You are always looking out for us :)

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  5. WHERE'S THE PETITION??? YAY I am on bored 4 ingredients you got it pass that law!! See this is why I just adore you and your blog the way you give recipes I can get what it needs to be step by step thank you for this and now I am ready for my sugar overload!!

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  6. These look awesome! Must try to make these pronto.

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  7. Silly me...but couldn't you replace the chocolate chips (which need to be melted and piped) with Hershey's Kisses? Still swapping just 1 ingredient for 1 but you could just plop 'em on there?

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    1. That is a really great idea... they even have those peppermint-flavored ones around the holidays for extra minty-ness. Great idea, thanks for sharing!

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