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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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It seemed not to work fine.

I meant it seemed TO work fine!


Also, I didn't use a mixer because we don't have one.  This was fine for the first 2 cups of powdered sugar.
After that, it became difficult.  For the last 1 3/4 cup, I kneeded it like bread dough.  It seemed not to work fine.

Like I said, these turned out amazing!!

Oh, and it seems that the peppermint mixture will stay pretty well for a bit (its been a few hours so far and hasn't seemed to separate or anything... so you can probably coat the patties in batches. :-))


This is an awesome recipe!  I used 3 tsps peppermint oil.
It worked great!!  But, it does take a while to coat the patties...

I didn't use chocolate chips.
Instead, I used 9 tbsps cocoa powder, 7 tbsps sugar, 3 tablespoons margarine (best if at least some of it is melted first), and about 4 or 5 tbsps water
All heated in a saucepan.

That amount covered about 2/3 of the peppermint mixture...
And, it was about all I could do in one sitting.  Needed a break!!!



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