The first time I met my fab friend Steph, she made these AMAZING peppermint patty cookies that everyone raved about for days. That was four years ago and hers are still WAY prettier than mine will ever be, but as long as they taste just perfect, that's what really counts... right? When she gave up the recipe for these, I thought she was joking because they are the easiest things ever to make!
First hook up a double boiler by sticking a glass bowl on top of a pan with simmering water in it and pour two bags of semi-sweet chocolate chips in. Let them melt and plop a tablespoon of Crisco in it. Stir in a teaspoon of mint extract. When the chocolate is totally smooth, start dipping Ritz crackers in the chocolate using two forks to coat and then fish them out. I sprinkled some with crushed candy canes, but fancy pants Steph melts white chocolate and flings it like an artist... so hers are prettier.
I also made a batch of white chocolate with almond extract and topped those with crushed Heath bars. The possibilities are truly endless with different types of chocolate and extracts. How about orange with dark chocolate? Mmmm...
Guess what else I did tonight? Made 88 of these!
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