Peppermint Patties ~ #FirstOnTheFirst

by Kate on July 1, 2012

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This month for First on the First we did things just a little differently. Normally, we all make the same thing while putting our own personal spin on the assignment. This month Carrie and I decided we wanted to make candy. But not just any candy. The challenge then became to recreate your favorite candy. Like the candy you get at the checkout lane at the grocery store.

The possibilities are endless! I definitely have a sweet tooth (obviously!!) so trying to make a decision like this was difficult. There could be only one way to come to a conclusion. I would simple have to sample and perhaps sample a little more. So I took a little walk down candy land lane and tasted a few of my favorites. You see, I don’t just have one. I adore Snickers and Milky Way. I like to eat them frozen. So good! But then there’s Whatchamacallits. Holy cow, those are good! But there’s that whole peanut issue so those were out. When I really sat down and thought about what truly was my favorite, I knew. It had to be peppermint patties.

Of all the candy I can think of, this is the one I love. I love the dark chocolate exterior that conceals the refreshing, crisp peppermint filling so smooth on my tongue. This is heaven for me. Oh, guess what? I don’t know what it is about freezing candy but I like to eat peppermint patties solid from the freezer too! Weird, yes I know. But I’m okay with that.

You want to know the very best part? (I say this phrase far too often but it’s because I mean it.) It is ridiculously easy to make homemade peppermint patties! And they taste exactly like their name brand counterparts. All my taste testers at home and work exclaimed how amazed they were that they were spot on. Now, I honestly can’t take any credit for this creation other than the fact that I made the product. I did not create the recipe though. What the heck do I know about making peppermint patties? Nada. So when I set out on this endeavor, I scoured the internet and landed on the perfect recipe on Savory Sweet Life. If you aren’t familiar with this gorgeous blog, you need to lay eyes on it. Not to mention, Alice has a cookbook out now which I must get my hands on (*note to self!) My only advice would be to powder your hands with powdered sugar to roll the filling into balls, otherwise things get a little sticky.

You can see Alice’s beyond easy recipe for these homemade peppermint patties HERE.

Join us next month as we make empanadas! Just drop me a line if you’d like to be a part of First on the First. We’d love to have you!

Enjoy!

~K

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Anna @ hiddenponies July 1, 2012 at 10:32 am

HA, what are the odds?? Great minds think alike – and love the same candy πŸ™‚ We waffled between these and Snickers too. Your patties are gorgeous, so perfect! And have I mentioned I love the new look?

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Kate July 1, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Thanks Anna! I’m so glad you like the new look πŸ™‚ And my peppermint patties. Loved yours too! Gorgeous!

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Margaret Crane July 1, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Must be in the genes . . . I put peppermint patties in the freezer too. Mmmmmgood!
Nan

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Kate July 2, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Ha! Aren’t they just wonderful that way? They taste so cool anyway then once frozen they taste that much better.

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Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips July 1, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Your peppermint patties are perfect. I love them!

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Kate July 2, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Thanks Brianne! I was so surprised at how very easy they were to make.

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Donna @ What the Dog Ate July 2, 2012 at 12:51 am

Love the new design and I love Peppermint Patties too! Well done!

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Kate July 2, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Thanks Donna! I’m glad you like them. I loved your peanut butter cups too! Tried to leave you a comment but as usual, your site doesn’t seem to like me πŸ˜‰ Could leave one. Sorry!

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Carrie @ poet in the pantry July 9, 2012 at 9:18 pm

I thought I commented on this already, but I see I didn’t. Yay, the Linky Tools works better with your new format! I love frozen candy, too, and peppermint patties are one that’s high on that list. I usually throw Junior Mints in the freezer, too.

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Kate July 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Definitely like the way the Linky Tools look on the new website πŸ™‚ And yes!! Love Junior Mints frozen too! YUM!

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Stacy July 9, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Peppermint patties are my younger daughter’s favorite candy! We can’t always get them overseas so I am delighted to read this post. Definitely bookmarking this one for times of depravation!

Many thanks,

Stacy

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Kate July 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm

You’re very welcome! Glad you liked the post. You should give them a try. So easy to make!

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