I’ve always liked the name Pattie especially when it starts with Peppermint!
York Peppermint Pattie was invented in the year 1940. The candy was invented by Henry Kessler and was first produced in York, Pennsylvania at the York Cone Company that Henry Kessler owned.
Homemade Peppermint Patties
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 and 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
3 cups confectioners sugar
4 oz. dark chocolate chopped
1 tsp. Vegetable oil
Chocolate Jimmies sprinkles
In a medium size bowl mix the sweetened condensed milk, peppermint extract, and confectioners sugar together until it becomes a thick dough.
Sprinkle a bit of confectioners sugar on a flat clean work surface and then place the peppermint dough on the sugar. Place parchment paper on top of dough and using a rolling pin roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness.
Using a small round cutter or any small object like a clean medicine cap cut out 1 inch circles from the dough. Place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Place the peppermint patties into the refrigerator for 45 minutes.
Place the chopped chocolate in a heat safe bowl and add the vegetable oil. Heat the chocolate in the microwave in 15 second intervals until the chocolate is fully melted. Stir until silky smooth.
Using a fork dip the peppermint patties into the melted chocolate and fully coat them then tap to remove any excess chocolate. Sprinkle with the chocolate jimmies and place back on the covered baking sheet.
Place them back in the refrigerator and allow the chocolate to set for 30 minutes more.