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York-A-Like Peppermint Patties

What you need: 

1/3 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup vegan margarine spread, softened (I use Earth Balance whipped)
1-1/2 teaspoons peppermint oil or extract, or to taste (I use more)
4-3/4 cups powdered sugar
1 (12-ounce) bag chocolate or carob chips

What you do: 

1. In a bowl, combine syrup, margarine, and peppermint; whip with an electric mixer. Add sugar by the cup while mixing. You should end up with a crumbly, sort of dry bowl of stuff.
2. Pick up a small handful of stuff and start to press it into shape. The size you want is up to you. They are so rich that smaller is better. This process is a lengthy one. It's easiest to use a cookie sheet covered with wax paper/plastic wrap to place them on.
3. Melt the chips until creamy and stir-able. Take it off the heat so it doesn't burn.
4. Coat the patties with the chocolate. This is the messy part and I haven't found an alternative way without special equipment. None the less a fun awesome recipe to do alone or with family.

Preparation Time: 
1 to 2 hours
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Thank you so much for this recipe, EarthChild!  I've been paying almost $3 each for those ginormous peppermint patties from Vegan Essentials, and although they are good they're a bit pricey and the texture isn't quite right.  I found this recipe last week and decided to give it a try - I only made half a recipe and didn't bother with the chocolate coating because I'm lazy, but even without the chocolate they are amazing!  I've already been asked to make them again (a full batch this time, and with chocolate).  AND I already have plans to put these in my winter holiday baskets this year!  Thanks so much for making my peppermint candy addiction more affordable!

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I'm super happy to see it on the home page too.

By the way your pictures look great.

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I'm SOOO glad everyone is as excited about these as I was. I'm super happy to see it on the home page too. I can't wait to try some of the things you all have changed! Yay. THanks guys, you all made my day! ;D

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Holy crap! These are AMAZING!!! I've been craving peppermint patties since becoming vegan and these taste just like the real thing! I doubled the peppermint like some other people. I also rolled the white stuff into balls and chilled them for about an hour before dipping them in the chocolate, this seemed to help them keep their shape better. Next time, I'll make them smaller so they last a little longer! Thank you! :)

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I devided this recipe in 2 batches: a strawberry one and a mint one... both turned out absolutely yummy!
I used a spoon that I think is suposed to be for getting the olives out of their jar,( but to leave the vinegar in) to coat the patties in chocolate. This spoon is pierced, and it let the chocolate fall back in the pot... it was really easy, and i highly recommand to get one if you plan to make this recipe a lot, because the few first patties I coatted without it gave me a lot of trouble.  ;)

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I'm going to experiment with using orange and strawberry essence in place of the peppermint essence, to make strawberry and orange fondat centres!!

I did this successfully, and made a massive number of these - strawberry, orange and coconut.  For the coconut ones, I used coconut essence, and also added about a cup of shredded coconut to the sugar mix about halfway through mixing it all together.  I'd advocate using  even more coconut!!  It makes the mixture very stiff, but not dry.  They were a big hit over Xmas, so thank you for posting this excessive and fabulous recipe!!

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A note for those who, like me, don't have access to powdere (confectioner's)  sugar, or run out halfway thru:
Measure the same quantity of regular sugar, add 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch (corn flour) per cup of sugar and blitz in the blender until powdery.
I can't wait to make these...Thanx to VegLover25 for the rice syrup tip.

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These are AMAZING!  :D I used peppermint flavored syrup (that I usually use to make peppermint soy lattes) instead of corn syrup and peppermint oil. I added powdered sugar until I got a smooth dough and then added a bit more to make it dryer. A friend came in and thought we were playing with play-doh, it was so easy to shape. We ended up making heart shapes, cubes, pyramids, and all kinds of weird things because it was fun. I have to agree though that the dipping in chocolate is really messy. I couldn't figure out a good way to do it.
A tip: put them in the freezer when you're done and eat them frozen. They are even more amazing (orgasmic?) that way.
Also, I think one day I will try this with regular corn syrup (omitting the peppermint part) and will put in lots of shredded coconut. I have no doubts it would taste good!

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These were delicious! ;D

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Thanks for sharing this recipe!  It's great!  My children are so excited!  :D
I substitued the corn syrup with rice syrup.  It works very well in an even exchange.  I also used 3 teaspoons of peppermint oil and they were really great. 
Already my husband is thinking of people he wants me to make these for.  Oh boy!

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