Cherry Vanilla All American Patties

These sweet and creamy Cherry Vanilla All American Patties are perfect for your 4th of July celebration! Easy to make and so versatile, you can make these fun and patriotic patties with the flavor of your choice.

These sweet and creamy Cherry Vanilla All American Patties are perfect for your 4th of July celebration! | MomOnTimeout.com

I realized this past weekend that I had yet to post anything specific for the 4th of July…which is this Friday.

I apologize :)

I had a list of about 493 recipes I wanted to make but since time has been of short supply lately I settled on these candies. Easy, fantastic, and uber-patriotic.  I love them.

These sweet and creamy Cherry Vanilla All American Patties are perfect for your 4th of July celebration! | MomOnTimeout.com

I chose these candies because the boys can help out and they are really fun to make.  They start out the same as these chocolate covered mint patties and then we mix it up a bit.  The filling gets divided into three parts – one stays white, one gets colored blue and the other red.  Please, use the gel food color. You’ll really appreciate how little coloring you actually need and the colors are so much more vibrant.

These sweet and creamy Cherry Vanilla All American Patties are perfect for your 4th of July celebration! | MomOnTimeout.com

I pinched off a piece of the red, white, and blue filling and formed them into a small ball. The bigger the ball, the bigger the patty. Easy.

Next, you can use the palm of your hand or the bottom of a glass to press slightly on the ball, flattening it to the thickness you desire.  I like a quarter inch for my patties.

These sweet and creamy Cherry Vanilla All American Patties are perfect for your 4th of July celebration! | MomOnTimeout.com

You can flavor these candies however your heart desires but I thought a cherry center would go nice with the vanilla candy coating I used.

Since there are so few ingredients in this recipe, make sure to use quality ingredients like Challenge Butter.  It makes a difference. Trust me.

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I flavored the center cherry but you can use your choice of extract.  Strawberry or lemon would be great choices.  Or just shock everyone and make them root beer :)

These sweet and creamy Cherry Vanilla All American Patties are perfect for your 4th of July celebration! | MomOnTimeout.com

Whatever flavor you go with, these All-American Patties are sure to be a crowd favorite at your 4th of July celebration!

These sweet and creamy Cherry Vanilla All American Patties are perfect for your 4th of July celebration! | MomOnTimeout.com

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Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Candies

4 dozen

Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Candies

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 5 Tbls Challenge butter, softened
  • 2 -3 tsp extract of your choice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • red and blue gel food coloring (start with a couple drops and add more until desired color is achieved)
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • 10 oz white (Vanilla) candy coating (I used CandiQuik)
  • sprinkles, jimmies, etc for decoration (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine corn syrup, butter, extract, and salt 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. Divide into three equal portions.
  5. Leave one portion white and color one blue and the remaining red.
  6. Pinch off a piece of each color and roll into a 1-inch ball.
  7. Place on trays or baking sheets lined with waxed paper.
  8. Flatten with a flat-bottomed cup or your hand.
  9. Cover with another sheet of waxed paper and refrigerate for 60-90 minutes or until firm.
  10. Melt candy coating according to package directions.
  11. Dip the candies into the melted candy coating with a fork, tap off the extra, and place back on the waxed paper.
  12. Sprinkle with sprinkles or jimmies if desired.
  13. Repeat until all candies have been coated.
  14. Let candies set up until chocolate is firm before storing in an airtight container.
  15. Candies can be frozen in single layers separated by waxed paper if desired.
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Comments

  1. Time – yes I agree. Where is it going???

    Whenever you use food coloring I love you more because you actually get the dark colors. I always get pastel. Love these!
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  2. These are stunning! I think they are perfect for the 4th!
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  3. gosh these are just so gorgeous!
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  4. Wow. These are gorgeous! My kids are looking over my shoulder and they are now begging me to make these!
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  5. They are so pretty and perfect for the 4th!
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  6. These are beautiful Trish! The colors and spot on and so festive! And I love the idea to shock with root beer flavor! :)
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  7. I need to get on the “patty” train and start making some of these awesome treats. I love the red/white/blue marbled look! Sharing :)
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  8. I sure wish our brains could pop out the creations we think of… we’d have so much accomplished! I love how you shared this easy 4th of July recipe with us! They are so pretty and festive! Hope you have a fun one this week!
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  9. Thank you and Happy 4th to you and your family!

  10. seriously, time…who has it, NOT me thats for sure
    and I;m with Dorothy, the colors are gorgeous I always end up with pink instead of red
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  11. Time is just rushing by this summer!! I’m glad you could make these with the boys. The color is so vibrant and perfect for this weekend. Pinned!!

  12. Trish, I just had to click through to see how you made these! Love the vibrant colors! They look so delicious! Definitely the perfect treat for the 4th! Enjoy the holiday!
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  13. Amen to being short on time, Trish….although you’d never know it with these gorgeous little treats! They are so pretty and they sound delicious….just right for the 4th!!
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  14. Ummmm . . . I’m going to need you to send me a bunch of these. Please. :) Pinned!
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  15. No apologies necessary, Trish — these treats look amazing! They’re so fun and festive. I hope you have a great 4th of July!
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  16. I have all the ingredients on hand except candiquick, and would love to try these for tomorrow. Do you think I could use White Melting Wafers instead? Bag says for candy making and dipping. Or do you think it’ll be too thick? Thanks!

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