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York-A-Like Peppermint Patties

What you need: 

1/3 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup vegan margarine spread, softened (I use Earth Balance whipped)
1-1/2 teaspoons peppermint oil or extract, or to taste (I use more)
4-3/4 cups powdered sugar
1 (12-ounce) bag chocolate or carob chips

What you do: 

1. In a bowl, combine syrup, margarine, and peppermint; whip with an electric mixer. Add sugar by the cup while mixing. You should end up with a crumbly, sort of dry bowl of stuff.
2. Pick up a small handful of stuff and start to press it into shape. The size you want is up to you. They are so rich that smaller is better. This process is a lengthy one. It's easiest to use a cookie sheet covered with wax paper/plastic wrap to place them on.
3. Melt the chips until creamy and stir-able. Take it off the heat so it doesn't burn.
4. Coat the patties with the chocolate. This is the messy part and I haven't found an alternative way without special equipment. None the less a fun awesome recipe to do alone or with family.

Preparation Time: 
1 to 2 hours
Cooking Time: 
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Used 1 teaspoon peppermint extract and 2 teaspoons Crème de menthe for flavor and color. Very tasteful.

Chocolate was hard to get on but I should have read further in the reviews as they will be helpful for the second batch.


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these didn't work for me :/ my mixture turned out really gooey and sticky. I used enough sugar, I even added a tad of cornstarch. Eh.

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These were wonderful! I have missed York peppermint patties since I became vegan 5 years ago, but now these are just perfect!!!!

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Other users above mentioned brown rice syrup worked well for them. Agave would probably work as well, though it isn't quite as viscous as either corn syrup or brown rice syrup.

I have made variants of this recipe a few times... Last time I added cinnamon and a touch of cayenne pepper as well, and the resulting chocolates were phenomenal!

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can I use something other then the wicked GMO Corn syrup?? I miss peppermint patties so very much!

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Perfect recipe!  They tasted just like the real thing. I'm taking some to work for Valentine's Day, and taking some down to my daughter in college.  It's hard not to eat too many!

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I made these the other day and they turned out awesome. I made half of the recipe with Peppermint oil, and half with orange oil and both were great.

Do use more flavoring! I doubled the oils in both.

I expected the recipe to make a lot more, after what I'd heard, but it did make enough. To cover them in chocolate, I dropped one disk in the chocolate and used two forks to turn it around, then I scooped it up with one fork and scraped the excess chocolate off from under that fork with the second fork before placing the patty on wax paper to harden.

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holiday treats here I come

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This is an awesome recipe!!
I made the recipe spot on besides I put 2 tsp of pepper mint...I also used brown rice syrup and it worked great! Some things to consider ..

The insides : Next time I will try and omit one of the 3/4 cups of powdered sugar..After adding 3 of them the mixture was delicious and pliable. Its just soo much sugar and I don't think it needs that much. So next time I'll try it and let you know.  Roll them into small discs (they're super sweet and rich so small is good and will make you a ton!! Plus be easier to coat) and stick them in the freezer while you're melting the chocolate.

The chocolate : You'll need to add butter and soymilk to make it more milky...other wise its just so thick it makes it impossible to coat. I put about 3+ tblsp of butter and about the same of soymilk and that made a really nice thinner sauce that was delicious tasting.

Coating : If you thin the chocolate that makes it sooo much easier. I can only imagine how difficult the coating process is without thinning the chocolate and freezing the discs. It makes it quite easy!!

I also only spent about an hour making these! Its pretty easy and super delicious all my friends loved them and I had 2 non vegans say they were better then yorks! Thanks for the recipe!

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I substitued the corn syrup with rice syrup.

Thank you for this, I don't like corn syrup so I was hoping someone would find an alternative! I assume you mean brown rice syrup?

Brown rice syrup worked for me!

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