Today I am sharing a twist on my peppermint patties that I made way back when… For the exact recipe check out that old post here.
For my 10th day of Christmas snacktivites I put a festive spin on those delightful chocolates (that taste JUST like the store-bought kind- and can easily be made dairy-free while remaining equally delish!)
Mmmmm peppermint popsicles and christmas treeees. Not only did I decorate these in a Christmassy manor, but I also added a holiday touch to the inside of them! Let’s get started!
After I made my peppermint patty dough, (SO EASY!!!!) (And I used honey instead of corn syrup this time and it worked just as well) I divided it into two halves, and colored each one with a bit of coloring:
Then I kneaded the coloring in until it was evenly distributed like so:
Next I took small sections of the dough and rolled em into snakes.
Then I did the twist.
The peppermint twist 😉 I gave it a lil extra roll.
And I turned it into a spiral that no lollypop stick could deny!
Next I got stabby. And while these babies were hardening up in the fridge for 10 minutes, I started on my peppermint trees.
I wanted these trees to have a striped inside, so I laid out a few snakes (on parchment paper)
And rolled them to around an 1/8th of an inch thickness, with another piece of parchment paper on top to prevent sticking.
Pretty! I stuck that in the fridge for 10 mins as well, and prepared to dip my peppermint lollypop patties!
I just melted some chocolate in the microwave (see original pep. patty recipe for detailed instructions on that), crushed the life out of my 100th candy cane of the year, and proceeded to cover the lollypops in chocolate!
Like that! When the chocolate was still wet, I sprinkled the dead candy cane over it. More pictures of that to come, but first…
Back to the striped trees! I cut a simple 1.5″ triangle shape out of the refrigerated peppermint dough…
and with a fork and a paintbrush I covered both sides in chocolate, as cleanly as I could.
It was definitely a bit messy, but after these guys hardened, it was so easy to remove the excess chocolate.
I added some crushed candy cane and a candy cane ‘trunk’ – HOW CUTE?!?!
Then I realized… I hadn’t gotten my kids involved yet! Good thing I had some scraps 😉
We rolled the scraps into little balls like this.
And then dipped em and decorated em like that!
They had a blast and did a surprisingly good job!
slaves lovies ❤
Once everything was dipped and decorated, they went back into the fridge for 5 minutes, until the chocolate was hardened.
Then it was time to enjoy our bounty!!!
MMMMM let’s check out a view of the inside:
Even the kids imperfect peppermint balls turned out really nicely!
Lets check out an inside view of those cute lil Christmas trees:
Let’s just say hubby was pretty happy to come home to this today! Like I said they ACTUALLY taste and feel like store-bought peppermint patties- and you HAVE to make em.
And so leaves only Day 11 and 12 of my 12 Days of Christmas Snacktivities! Once again, to check out the table of contents and easy-access to all the recipes in this fun series click this link:
Happy Pepper-minting and Present-hinting (Someone tell my husband to get me these.)