December 12, 2010

Peppermint Deliciousness!

A friend of mine had me buy a package of those peppermint Hershey Kisses the other day while we were shopping and I must admit I ate half the bag (or more!) I decided to go on a peppermint candy making expedition! I made a few batches before I got what I think is very close to the Hershey Kisses peppermint goodness. I got this mold for free when I bought some Jell-O earlier this week and decided to use it!

Here's the recipe I ended up using...
Peppermint Goodies
1/2 block Gulf Wax paraffin
2 packages white chocolate chips
1/2 package almond bark
20 peppermint candy disks (chopped into a very fine powder using a food chopper or processor)
1 tsp peppermint extract

Melt your gulf wax in a saucepan. You can use a double boiler but I didn't. Next add your chocolate chips and broken up almond bar on low to medium heat. Stir constantly until melted. Pour in peppermint candy powder, stir, then add peppermint extract. Stir well and make sure everything is melted.
Pour into molds or into a wax lined cookie sheet. I used the Jell-O mold and this recipe filled it twice. I just remelted after the first batch firmed up in the fridge and filled it again. They fell out of this mold with no oiling required.

The details turned out great! They are thick so I'm trying to figure out a way to add Popsicle sticks to them.

I wrapped them in basket wrap and added some twine to some and little red ribbon to others.

I will be making these for the kids in Jake and Luke's classes next year.

They are fun, cute and delicious!

Here they are all dressed up and ready to go to the Christmas party tomorrow night! I am adding baskets of these to my "homemade gift baskets" for next year.


Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Sounds and looks yummy!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Shelley said...

Such a wonderful idea - they looks so yummy and I love the way you packaged them up!!

Farmchick said...

These look like such nice treats for the holiday.

LindaG said...

I know nothing about cooking. You eat wax?
I wish I had gotten one of those molds for buying Jello! *is a bit jealous* ;)
But you did a fantastic job! How wonderful! :-D

texwisgirl said...

Those look great!!! I like how you were "inspired" by the 1/2 bag of treats you ate! :)

m&em said...

They look good. I don't make candy , but would like too. So what is Gulf Was parafin? My son got one of those molds and I did not know what to do with it. Now I do, once I learn. Thanks for shareing all your ideas on your blog.

floweringmama said...

Great recipe! I've used gulf wax for years when I make chocolate buck eyes and old fashion candy.

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

Gulf Wax comes in a 1 pound box and is in 4 blocks. You use 1/2 of one of these blocks. I have always used it in my peanut butter balls and anything I need the coating to harden up on. I am sure this recipe would work without it if you don't want it added. It might just take a little longer to harden up. I am adding a clickable link for Gulf Wax paraffin in the recipe above.

Anonymous said...

Those are adorable! I just started making Christmas candies today, and I might have to add those to my list.


Julie Harward said...

Everything you do is so awesome! These are really them! :D

Anonymous said...

Very festive and if I say so they look mighty tasty.

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Jennifer said...

Very Cute.

Janet, said...

Those are so pretty! And I bet they taste good, too. I might try these without the wax in the recipe.


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