National Peppermint Pattie Day honors this decadent dark chocolate and cool peppermint filling. This dark chocolate confection with a refreshing peppermint flavor burst in your mouth, and makes this little York Pattie quite enjoyable.
The York Peppermint Pattie was founded in 1940 by Henry C. Kessler of York Cone Company. The company use to make ice cream cones until the debut of the York Peppermint Pattie. The York Peppermint Pattie became so popular the Kessler stop making ice cream cones.
The original recipe was a bit softer than it is today. It was important to Kessler, that this chocolate candy have a clean break in the middle so he performed a snap test and got his result.
In 1972 York Peppermint Patty was acquired by Peter Paul, who is the owner of another chocolate delectable candy called Almond Joy.
Due to its popularity, it earned a day of recognition in 1975 with National Peppermint Patty Day. Before this Pattie could be the sweet treat we know it to be it went through several test to get its perfect combination.
The original recipe created was much softer candy than the pattie we know today. It was important for the peppermint to have the right minty taste, and the chocolate to be smooth over the peppermint rounds.
For National York Peppermint Patty give your mouth a burst of cool refreshing peppermint, and creamy chocolate satin.
Homemade York Peppermint Patties
• A few drops LouAnn peppermint oil
• 1 cup of dark chocolate
• 1 cup of coconut butter
• A small amount of honey
1. Combine peppermint oil, coconut butter and honey thoroughly. Shape them into 1.5 inch patties with your hands, place on baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper, cover and refrigerate for an 45 minutes to an hour.
2. Melt chocolate over double boiler, let cool down for a little bit. Make sure chocolate is still liquefied.
3. Dip patties into chocolate, ensuring that patties are fully covered. Once dipped place back on parchment paper baking sheet.
4. Refrigerate until thoroughly set. Then remove from parchment paper and plate.
*You should be able to make 16 patties if you make them a little smaller you will get about 20-22 patties.