This recipe comes from my good friend, Allison. She is a great cook. One day she called to tell me about homemade peppermint patties. HELLO! I love chocolate, I love mint. So good! It only has four ingredients. Yes. Easy. Fun. Tasty.
1 Can Sweetened Condense Milk
1 TBSP Peppermint extract
6 C Powdered sugar
2 bags dark chocolate chips - please use good dark chocolate!
Beat together milk and extract. Add sugar gradually. It will turn into a dough. Put some powdered sugar on your counter top and knead dough. Add powdered sugar as necessary - it will be sticky at first and become more like play dough. Do NOT add too much sugar - it becomes hard and crumbly. Scoop a small drop onto wax paper. Flatten with a cup. Let dry for one hour and then flip over and let dry. I usually let them dry overnight, but dry for at least one more hour.
I place them in the freezer for about 30 minutes before dipping in chocolate.
Melt your chocolate chips and dip the peppermint into them placing back on clean wax paper to set. These can be frozen and saved (or stashed) for later. It's fun to add food coloring to the dough - pink for Valentine's Day, green - St. Patricks, yellow - Easter, etc.