Chocolate Covered Mint Patties

Rich and creamy, these Chocolate Covered Mint Patties are so easy to make and are incredibly scrumptious!

Rich and creamy, these Chocolate Covered Mint Patties are so easy to make and are incredibly scrumptious! | MomOnTimeout.com

This week is a no TV week in our home.  I know, I’m totally mean.  BUT, sometimes it’s nice to just kind of detach and remind the boys that they have LOTS of toys to play with.  Plus, the weather has been beautiful – far too nice to miss while watching TV.

Of course, no TV means I need to be on top of my game.  I have to be hands on all afternoon – no breaks.  It’s harder than it sounds :) Actually, these weeks are my favorites.  I’m “forced” into being more active with the boys and getting them involved with my routine.

Rich and creamy, these Chocolate Covered Mint Patties are so easy to make and are incredibly scrumptious! | MomOnTimeout.com

The boys have always loved helping in the kitchen. Some days that’s great…others, not so much.  I figured out a meal plan for the week in advance and incorporated some recipes that I knew they could help with.

These Chocolate Covered Mint Patties are one of them. Recipes don’t get any easier than this and if you’ve never dipped candies before, patties are the perfect candy to start with.  No balls rolling off of forks here!  It’s fun and great for kids.

Rich and creamy, these Chocolate Covered Mint Patties are so easy to make and are incredibly scrumptious! | MomOnTimeout.com

Sure, your patties may not be exactly the same size…but who cares! It’s fun and the rewards are these unbelievable patties! Smooth, refreshing mint centers surround by sweet, decadent chocolate.  It just doesn’t get any better.

Rich and creamy, these Chocolate Covered Mint Patties are so easy to make and are incredibly scrumptious! | MomOnTimeout.com

As much as I love peppermint, there is a very special place in my heart for mint.  It’s like a breath of fresh air.  Two breaths if you’re like me :)  This is one recipe I urge you to try.  You honestly can’t mess it up and you are just going to go crazy for these fabulous mint patties!

Rich and creamy, these Chocolate Covered Mint Patties are so easy to make and are incredibly scrumptious! | MomOnTimeout.com

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Chocolate Covered Mint Patties

Chocolate Covered Mint Patties

Rich and creamy, these Chocolate Covered Mint Patties are so easy to make and are incredibly scrumptious!

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 5 Tbls butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp mint extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • green food coloring (start with a couple drops and add more until desired color is achieved)
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • 10 oz chocolate candy coating (I used CandiQuik)

Instructions

  1. Combine corn syrup, butter, extract, salt, and food coloring in a medium size bowl. Stir until well combined.
  2. Stir in 1 cup of powdered sugar at a time until mixture is too stiff to stir.
  3. Add more powdered sugar and knead mixture until it no longer sticks to your hands, adding more powdered sugar as necessary.
  4. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on trays or baking sheets lined with waxed paper.
  5. Flatten with a flat-bottomed cup or your hand.
  6. Cover with another sheet of waxed paper and refrigerate for 60-90 minutes or until firm.
  7. Melt chocolate candy coating according to package directions.
  8. Dip the candies into the melted chocolate with a fork, tap off the extra, and place back on the waxed paper.
  9. Repeat until all candies have been coated.
  10. Let candies set up until chocolate is firm before storing in an airtight container.
  11. Candies can be frozen in single layers separated by waxed paper if desired.
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Rich and creamy, these Chocolate Covered Mint Patties are so easy to make and are incredibly scrumptious! | MomOnTimeout.com | #dessert #recipe #chocolate

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Comments

  1. Perfect timing for Chocolate Mint Day!! :) These look awesome, and I think you’ve just about got me convinced I need to make a batch of your famous mint patties!
    Ashton recently posted..Reese’s Oreo Magic Cookie Bars

  2. OMG Jordan would revolt. So would I!!!! :)

    LOVE these, of course. Mint rocks!
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust recently posted..Mint Chip Cake Roll

  3. It is much harder for the parents when there’s no tv or video games for the kids — you’re so right! I think it’s great you did that, and incorporated a way for the kids to help you. What fun, and what delicious treats! I grew up loving junior mints, so I know I would love these!
    Marcie recently posted..Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Chocolate Buttercream

  4. Oh My! Who needs York when you can make these! So super yummy!!! Pinned!
    Chandra@The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen recently posted..Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

  5. I saw these on pinterest and had to check them out. How delicious!
    Jen @ Savory Simple recently posted..No-Bake Toasted Coconut Bars

  6. Trish – it is so refreshing to hear that other moms limit screen time! You aren’t mean at all! (And if you are – then so am I! Lol!) I think it’s important that my kiddos find other things to do, as well – to be creative, to play together, to be reminded that life exists beyond the glow of a screen!
    My kids love peppermint, too – what a super fun activity to do together! Oh – and yours all look totally perfect! :)
    Gretchen @ Two Healthy Kitchens recently posted..Surprisingly Decadent Brownies (Healthy, Whole Wheat & One Bowl!) … with Valentine’s Day Ideas!

  7. Thanks for sharing…I LOVE mint…just finished a York patty!

  8. Good for you on the no tv time Trish! Ours are on a very limited schedule and it can make it tough sometimes but it will bring out the creativeness in everyone! These look perfect! Definitely need to try them!
    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet recently posted..Chocolate Pretzel Pecan Shortbread Bars

  9. I think that’s great that you turned the TV off! I think it actually releases some tension in the home when you do that!! I love that your boys like to help in the kitchen. I think cooking together brings families closer. Yummy looking mints! Perfect for st. patty’s day. :)
    Renee@Two in the Kitchen recently posted..Butterscotch and Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

  10. Love these! Especially the color – it definitely gets me in the mood for all the St. Patrick’s Day recipes coming up – cannot wait. Oh, and mint is one of my favorite flavors!

  11. Well, that sounds like a great plan… for both my boys. My teen would probably drive me insane, or just go down to the river and fish. Then the 7 yr old would think I’ve totally deprived him! But, my youngest loves to be in the kitchen with me, too. Love these chocolate goodies… so pretty, too!
    Gloria // Simply Gloria recently posted..Bananas Foster Cookie Pizza

  12. Hi, sweets!! NO TV?!?! You, you, you wonderful mom you!!! I couldn’t do it. NO way. It’s -10 degrees… the TV is the only thing that will save them from my wrath. hahaha

    These are incredibly beautiful and I’m sure they are also addictive!!
    Kate@Diethood recently posted..Honey Oats Strawberry Smoothie

  13. Yum! And so easy! Love the idea! Found you on marvelous Mondays :)

  14. we do “no-tech” weeks too – hard but SO worth it.

    and I love these mint patties
    Heather @ French Press recently posted..Lightened Up Strawberry Scones and a Savory Scone for the Dogs

  15. These. Look. Amazing. And as a plus, gluten free!!!! I totally want to try these out. Thanks for sharing!!
    Carolyn Michelle recently posted..Darling Deer Hat: A Custom Order

  16. These look like pure perfection. The green color is so bright and perfect! In my mind, you can’t really go wrong with mint and chocolate…sharing! p.s. hope to see you at BlogHer Food ’14 :)
    Sarah @ Miss CandiQuik recently posted..Frog Cookies

  17. I loved these. I pinned them earlier this week and didn’t even know they were yours. Thanks for linking up to our party – Eat. Create. Party! Love that you posted these! xo San

  18. We really do try to limit the tv during the week. But it sure would be easier if the weather would hurry up and get nice! I’m so ready for spring this year. These are the prettiest mint patties…love that pop of green!
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life recently posted..Chocolate Crunch Pudding Cookies

  19. Wow! Peppermint patties were my favorite candy growing up. So much so that I splurged on peppermint extract while visiting civilization (aka-Hong Kong). I love that you get your boys in the kitchen doing this…I think mine would have great fun. Liking the no TV week idea-especially if it means more kids-on recipes like this! Pinning and following you!
    Christine recently posted..The Expat Kitchen: The Perfect Hamburger Bun

  20. I made these yesterday and they turned out fantastic. I needed a little more chocolate than the recipe called for and used about 4 cups and a little extra icing sugar. They’re not quite as pretty as the ones in the picture but they look better than I thought they would! I think next time I’ll add a little more mint flavour but my husband says they’re perfect the way they are, I guess it depends on preference! Thanks for the great recipe, I will definitely be making these again!

  21. These are perfect! Now I won’t have to pay through my nose for thin mints :)

  22. Trish, these look seriously amazing! I love using CandiQuik, it’s pretty great, isn’t it? Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend – pinning and sharing! Hope you have a happy Sunday and a wonderful week!
    Cindy Eikenberg recently posted..Best of the Weekend!

  23. These look so amazing! Chocolate and mint are my two favorite flavors. I had no idea peppermint patties could be made homemade! I am pinning this, and so have to try this. Yum! Kari

  24. OMG peppermint patties are my favorite! I didn’t realize you could make them at home!!!!! Stopping by to pin this and let you know I featured it on my blog today!
    Jessi @ Practically Functional recently posted..18 Festive St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

  25. I featured you at Monday FUNday! Thanks so much for linking up and please grab a feature button! xo- Cheryl

    http://www.thatswhatchesaid.net/2014/st-patricks-day-projects-and-treats/

  26. These look amazing! Now, this might be a silly question, but can you use peppermint extract or would it not taste the same as mint extract? Peppermint and mint extract are two different things, right…?!

  27. Trish, I pinned these awhile back and just tried to make them, but my mints are melting into my chocolate. I didn’t have any CandiQuik so I used chocolate chips and shortening. Just melted them over a bowl of warm water. The chocolate isn’t very warm at all but my mints are oozing all over my fork and chocolate. Any suggestions for next time? I know, buy CandiQuik LOL. FYI, the mint taste great!

  28. I am thinking of adding these to some Christmas cookie trays this year….any suggestions on storing and for how long?

  29. Wow these look delicious! These will be a great Christmas treat to make especially for my gluten-free friends. Also loved the linked mint recipes at the bottom. I want to try them all!
    Brooke recently posted..Christmas Pickle

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