But! Yesterday I whipped up these little cuties:
Homemade peppermint patties. Only heart-shaped!
They were surprisingly easy to make. I more or less followed this recipe. Basically, you mix a boatload of confectioners' sugar with a little peppermint extract and a couple drops of coloring (for Valentine's Day, duh), roll out the "dough" and cut out yer shapes, dip 'em in chocolate and let 'em set. Easy-peasy.
Except for the "making the dough" part. The sugar did not want to clump together. But I persevered and eventually prevailed (by adding extra corn syrup). I may not be the boss of Sarah, but that sugar knew who was in charge. Yeah.
So, here you go. How to make peppermint patties. (I didn't photograph the first step, because: stuff in a mixer. I'm pretty sure you know what that looks like.)
The "dough", rolled out. Not pretty, but it worked.
Centers, heading to the freezer so they don't dissolve in the melted chocolate.
Starting to look like candy.