No, I'm not talking about the girl from Charlie Brown. Peppermint Patty Day is celebrating the candy that's oh so delicious and a fun holiday. For those who don't know, it is basically peppermint candy that's surrounded by chocolate. To make this celebration even more special, I'm sharing the history of Peppermint Patty Day and a recipe for Peppermint Chocolates. If you choose to make the recipe for Peppermint Patty Day, please let me know how it works for you and leave a comment below.

History of Peppermint Patty Day

The York Peppermint Pattie was created in York, South Carolina by Thomas Ravenel in 1920, and marketed by his York Cone Company throughout the Northeast United States. So successful was the York Peppermint Patty that the York Cone company stopped producing the cones for which it was named, and focused its entire effort on making the new candy sensation its creators had unveiled. In 1972 the York Cone Company was sold to Peter Paul, who made sure that the rest of the nation was able to enjoy its dark chocolatey, pepperminty deliciousness.

Via Day of the Year website

Peppermint Patty Day Chocolates

peppermint patty day

Ingredients:
1½ cup organic coconut oil
¼ cup raw honey
1 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 candy cane, crushed
Directions:
  • Whip solid coconut oil, raw honey, and Peppermint essential oil together with hand mixer. The whipped filling should be white and fluffy when complete.
  • Refrigerate whipped filling for about five minutes.
  • Use a small scoop or measuring spoon to make small mounds of mint filling. Press down with spoon or finger to make a flat shape.
  • Place each piece on sheet of parchment paper on top of cookie sheet. Return mints to freezer until ready to coat with chocolate.
  • In small saucepan or double boiler, gently melt chocolate chips over low heat.
  • Take mints out of freezer. Use fork to dip each piece in melted chocolate. Place on top of cooling rack.
  • For holiday fun, sprinkle with crushed candy cane immediately after coating.
  • Put chocolates back in freezer to cool until hardened. Serve chocolates immediately or store in refrigerator until you are ready to eat them.

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