One of my friends hosted a game night recently and as it was a potluck, I volunteered to bring a chocolate dessert. I couldn’t think of one that I’ve already made that I wanted to bring, so I looked around for something yummy to catch my attention. I found a couple of recipes online and modified them to my taste, and voila! Triple Chocolate Tart with Homemade Peppermint Patties was born!
I will definitely be making these peppermint patties many times in the future. They’re an easy melt-in-your-mouth treat to make (only four ingredients!) and keep in the fridge for those chocolate cravings. I love that I can make them and know that they’re colourant and preservative-free. These would make great Christmas/holiday/foodie gifts. If they last that long. *grin*
Let’s patty it up!
Homemade Peppermint Patties
- 1 1/4 c icing sugar
- 4-5 tbsp. melted butter
- 1 tsp. peppermint flavouring, to taste
- 1 1/4 c. choc (I used a mixture of milk chocolate bar and semi-sweet choc. chips)
Mix icing sugar with butter until a sort of dough forms. Add in peppermint flavouring and knead in. Roll out on parchment paper to desired thickness and cut out shapes with a cookie cutter. Transfer to a parchment paper covered baking tray and freeze for at least half an hour.
Melt chocolate in the microwave in short 15 s bursts. Dip frozen peppermint patties into chocolate and place back on parchment paper lined cookie tray. Put back in freezer until chocolate coating is solid.
Store in fridge. Makes 30 bite sized peppermint patties.
And then I placed them ever so carefully on this chocolate tart, which has a chocolate pastry crust, a dark chocolate flourless-cake-type filling, and a milk chocolate ganache topping. As always, I made modifications: I left out the salt topping from the tart, and only used 3 eggs for the dough and 3 for the filling (as opposed to the 9 total it called for). I also added in icing sugar and more milk chocolate to the ganache on the top when it didn’t set the way I wanted it to.
But the final product? Ta ha! Looks pretty good, huh? Tastes pretty good too! As one of my friends said, it’s like molten chocolate cake! In torte form. With peppermint patties on top!
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