Homemade Halloween Peppermint Patties
From dinner parties to spooky soirees, your guests will love these mint and chocolate treats for their festive surprise inside.
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- 3 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting
- 2 1/4 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 2 1/4 tablespoons water
- 3/4 teaspoon pure peppermint extract (use more if you like)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable shortening (preferably trans-fat free)
- food coloring
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 15 ounces dipping chocolate wafers, such as Mercken’s
Beat 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 confectioners' sugar until smooth. Divide minty filling into three equal parts. Add yellow to one part, orange to another and leave the last white.
Roll Out Fillings
Roll out each filling individually, like a pie crust, between two pieces of parchment paper. Layers should be fairly thin. If filling is too sticky to work with, dust on a bit of powdered sugar. Make sure filling layers are similar in thickness.
Stack all three layers on top of each other, starting with yellow, following with orange and ending with white. Cover the assembled layers with parchment paper and chill for 10 minutes.