Homemade Peppermint Pattie Candies
Recipe type: Candy
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 60
This is a quick and easy candy recipe with only 4 or 5 ingredients
  • 3½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • 3 Tbsp. Light corn syrup
  • ¼ tsp. peppermint extract (I prefer Watkins brand)
  • Food coloring, if desired
  1. Line several sheet pans with waxed paper.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, water and corn syrup.
  3. Cook over low heat until sugar dissolves and mixture is smooth, stirring frequently.
  4. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in extract.
  5. If using food coloring, separate into bowls and tint each bowl with desired color.
  6. Be sure to use tall bowls so that you can sit each bowl into another bowl containing hot water. The hot water bath will keep the candy workable. I keep hot water in a tea kettle to use throughout this process. Be careful NOT to get the hot water in your candy mixture.
  7. Drop mixture by teaspoon onto waxed paper forming small patties.
  8. Let stand 24 hours or until firm. Can be stored in airtight containers. I store them in the refrigerator because we like the cold candy but refrigeration is not required.
Recipe by Intelligent Domestications at https://intelligentdomestications.com/2014/11/homemade-peppermint-pattie-candies.html