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Chocolate Covered Pepermints

Chocolate Covered Pepermints

 

 

 

 

The older I get the more I think that the pairing of dark chocolate and mint are a way of life! I remember getting my dad a pack of Andes mints every Christmas. Now, I find myself checking out at the grocery store and seeing them in the conveyor belt. They seem to just jump into my cart!

These were more like a York Peppermint Patty or Jr. Mint, but so easy and fun! This recipe doesn’t require cooking and is so simple your kids could get into the action! The dipping is a little trickier, but they turn out pretty darn cute!

Ingredients:

  • 4 T. hot cream (or half and half)
  • 2-3 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 T. melted butter
  • 6 drops peppermint oil
  • Coating chocolate (I chose semi-sweet)

Directions:

  1. Add sugar to milk gradually (I tried to add 3 cups, but it got too dry).
  2. Then add butter and peppermint.
  3. Work until it is the consistency of play dough. It should not be sticky.
  4. Shape into small balls and flatten. Place on parchment until ready to coat in chocolate.
  5. Coat each disc into chocolate and let cool on parchment or waxed paper.

(You could also cheat and just dip half of the peppermint. It is less messy and still lets you have some chocolate with your mint!)

 Here is the dough:

Here are the discs all ready for a bath in chocolate:

 

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