These chocolate mint patties were born out of my attempt at trying to be creative with all that I can do with my homemade butter mints recipe. And I must say, it was a great success indeed for I truly love how these mint candies turned out.
On my butter mints recipe page, I made the mints in 2 colors and combined them together to form twisted fuschia and gold colored butter mints.
In this post, I am going to share with you yet another candy idea using the butter mints recipe as the base. There are no changes to the recipe from that in my butter mints page except for one additional item which is the dark chocolate buttons. Also, the colors I used for the butter mints, like I have mentioned earlier were fuchsia and gold while the mint patties on this page are tinted in green using AmeriColor Mint Green food color.
Overall, I must say, if you love chocolate and mint combination like me, you would really really love these chocolate mint patties. The first bite I took of one of these patties, I was instantly smitten. The taste was almost similar to After Eight mints and so you know how good these patties are.
I have to admit that the After Eight mints were my inspiration when making this candies. And while the mint is the filling in After Eight mints and the chocolate is the cover, in my chocolate patties, the mint is the cover and the chocolate is the filling - the opposite. I was too lazy to melt my chocolate buttons and coat them over my mint filling, so I choose to make them with the chocolate as the filling. And since I used chocolate buttons that were thin and about 3/4 of an inch wide, it was just so convenient to use them individually to fill my chocolate mints. The size was somewhat just nice to make the mint patties. Regardless of the order of the mint and chocolate, the taste is as good as it can get, trust me...
A couple of points worth taking note about this mints are:
And with that, I present to you, my chocolate mint patties recipe:
360g icing sugar (sifted)
1 tbsp condensed milk (or milk)
A pinch of salt
1/8 tsp mint extract
Mint green food color (I used AmeriColor Mint Green)
Dark chocolate buttons
Sift icing sugar to remove lumps. Set aside.
In a clean bowl, cream butter until smooth (with a paddle attachment). Add icing sugar, a little at a time and mix until well combined.
The mixture may appear crumbly at this point and that is perfectly fine.
Add condensed milk, mint extract and green food color and continue beating. If the mixture is still crumbly, try pressing the mixture with your fingers, if it comes together, it is ready for rolling and cutting.
Continue kneading by hand until the mixture comes together into a ball and the color is well distributed.
Scoop the mixture with a 1 tablespoon measuring spoon. Roll it to form a ball and then flatten it with your fingers. Place a chocolate butter in the centre and carefully cover the chocolate from the sides with the flattened fondant mixture.
Once the chocolate is completely covered, press the patty in between your palms to flatten and smooth the mint mixture. Place the chocolate filled mint patty on a parchment lined tray. Continue until all the mixture has been used up to make the patties.
Let the patties rest at room temperature overnight. The next day, turn them over and let them set again for another day until they have dried and set well.
Store the mints in a candy jar in a cool and dry place.
And that's my chocolate mint patties recipe for you.
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