Ever since I was little, I have loved peppermint patties. This past Christmas, my cute neighbor Shelley brought over her HOMEMADE version and I seriously died. They were 1,000 times better than store-bought ones, so I hid them in the pantry and didn’t share any of them with my family (not exactly my proudest moment, but hey- you gotta do what you gotta do! Those patties were totally worth it!). I googled the recipe after Christmas and stumbled on this one- it was easier than thought and the end result was delicious. They may not look as pretty, but they taste phenomenal!
In a large mixing bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk and peppermint extract.
Beat in the powdered sugar just a little at a time, until a stiff dough starts to form and the dough isn't sticky.
Form into 1 inch balls, then place on waxed paper and flatten with fingers to form patties. Let patties dry at room temperature for about two hours (I turned flipped mine over after about 1 hours to make sure they were evenly set on both sides).
In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate with shortening, stirring often (you could also melt the chocolate in the microwave- just do whatever you are comfortable with!). Remove chocolate from heat. Dip patties, one at a time, into chocolate by laying them on the tines of a fork and lowering the fork into the liquid. Let cool on waxed paper until set. Place in the fridge so let them set-up even faster (I actually prefer to eat them straight out of the fridge).