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Candy Corn Peppermint Patties

I feel like Time is driving one of the fastest cars this year, shifting gears constantly. Gaining even more speed as we approach the Fall season. Everything seems to going so fast, don’t you think!? Summer is nearly gone. I noticed leaves coming off the trees yesterday, landing on the back porch. I enjoy watching leaves flying in the air. I try to predict where they land, swirling in the air one minute, abruptly falling down in another. Sun rays emit  different hues. Scarecrows will decorate streets in a couple of weeks. Apple picking season is almost here. And Halloween, one of the most celebrated Holidays in the world is starting to “hunt” us already!

Today I’m going to show how to make Candy Corn Peppermint Patties. I’ve been making homemade peppermint patties for years. Especially around the Holidays. I make them ahead of time and give them away as part of my seasonal gift baskets.
4th of July Peppermint Patties
Watermelon Peppermint Patties
Candy Cane Peppermint Patties

Candy Corn Peppermint Patties(makes 40 depending on the size of the patties)

5cups confectioners sugar, divided
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
3 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract / if you
prefer more minty flavor, use more extract, I used mint extract and it
worked well too, if you have peppermint oil, you can also use that, but
be careful, oils may have stronger flavors/
3tbl shortening
20 ounces(about 570grams) dipping chocolate wafers, such as Merckens
 Food Gel Coloring: yellow and orange
  • Beat 4 1/2 cups confectioners sugar with corn syrup, water,
    peppermint extract, shortening, and a pinch of salt using an electric
    mixer (with paddle attachment if using a stand mixer) at medium speed
    until just combined. Knead on a work surface dusted with remaining 1/2
    cup confectioners sugar until smooth.
  • Divide  dough into 3 equally big sections. Color them yellow, orange and leave one section white.
  • Roll
    each dough individually between two pieces of parchment  paper. Dust the parchment paper with additional powdered sugar if needed.
  •  You need to make sure that layers of each
    dough are similar in size. I found that it helps to roll each dough
    into  a “snake” shape of certain length and then just roll into a
    rectangle shape.
  •  You don’t have to roll them too thin, just into a similar size.
  • Layer white, orange and yellow or yellow orange and white layers on top of each other.
  • Very gently using a rolling pin,  roll out layered colored layers, so  the dough  is evenly thick throughout. I like my patties fairly thin, about 3/16 of an inch(about 4mm).
  • Chill the dough covered for 30 minutes.
  • Using a small round cookie cutter, cut out as many rounds as you can. Making sure you cut them really closely you don’t have a lot of scraps.
  • Gently gather scraps, don’t knead it.Roll the dough out again and cut out marlbled patties.
  • Chill cut out patties until hard.
  • Layer a tray with wax paper.
  • Have dipping fork ready ( or a medium size meat fork).
  • Melt the dipping chocolate wafers and dip each chilled peppermint patty in the chocolate and then nest it on the tray lines with wax paper. Once you are done dipping return tray with chocolate coated patties into the fridge. Returning tray into the fridge help the chocolate to set shiny.
  • Store in the cool, dry place, in the airtight container, layered between pieces of wax paper.

Candy Corn Peppermint Patties Video Tutorial

Candy Corn Peppermint Patties

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  1. I saw your candy corn peppermint patties over at Tidymom and had to tell you: they are so unique and the photos are gorgeous! I'm going to pin it under Fall Favorites.

  2. Do you use butter or shortening or double the shortening instead of buttter? Did I miss the butter being used in the recipe? I rarely use shortening and don't have it in the house and can never remember to buy it. (Even when my list says "Buy shortening".) I recently had to throw out a package of sticks that expired longer ago than I care to admit. (Oops) what happens if this is left out or I use just butter? I think these will be a fun addition to the Halloween "Boo" bags we make every year. Hmmm and maybe the bake sale fund raiser coming up in a couple of weeks!

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