Besides the gift of giving, there are other bonuses to making edible gifts, like skipping the mall. This recipe makes 65 patties, so you can package these precious patties for all your friends and family to enjoy.
When gifting these patties, be sure to include a gift tag indicating they need to be refrigerated.
Beat sugar, milk, corn syrup, shortening, and peppermint oil in a mixer on low speed to combine. Shape dough into two disks, cover each with plastic wrap, and chill 30 minutes.
Liberally sprinkle a sheet of parchment paper with powdered sugar. Place one dough disk on top and sprinkle with more powdered sugar; roll 1⁄4-inch thick and cut into rounds with a 17⁄8-inch cutter. Transfer rounds to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Reroll scraps until all dough is used; repeat with second dough disk. Freeze rounds until firm, 30 minutes or overnight.
Melt chocolate in a double boiler; let cool 5 minutes. Dip patties into chocolate using two forks, scraping excess chocolate from beneath fork on side of bowl and place patties on parchment-lined baking sheet.
Sprinkle patties with candies and let stand until chocolate sets up, about 1 hour. Store patties in the refrigerator.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Carbs 24g 8%
Fiber 0g 0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.