Brace yourselves, because these Rainbow Peppermint Patties are going to knock your socks off!
Peppermint patties are one of those mystical treats. I never really understood what they were actually made out of—only that I loved eating them. The idea of making them on my own seemed overwhelming and difficult, but actually seeing what went into them made me feel like I could do it.
Then I got a little overly confident and had a harebrained idea of trying to make them rainbow striped inside. What??!! Yes, you can do it. And you’ll blow minds!
Start off by making the dough and dividing it evenly into six balls.
Next, color each ball one of the colors of the rainbow. I found that Betty Crocker’s gel food coloring works well here; it’s neater and doesn’t add as much additional liquid to our dough. I tried mixing the dough with my hands but using a bowl with a spoon was faster and less messy.
Roll each ball in between two sheets of parchment paper. Since we’re trying to create a uniform rectangle with all of the colors, it helps to first roll the dough into a snake first and go from there.
I rolled each into about an 11″ by 5″ rectangle.
After you’ve chilled each of the layers, stack them together and give them a gentle roll with the rolling pin to get rid of any air. I trimmed off the edge that I was going to use to start rolling so I had an even start.
Begin rolling with the long edge, using the parchment paper to ease it along.
Once it’s chilled you have a beautiful rainbow colored pinwheel!
Slice the pinwheel into 1/4 inch slices for dipping.
Using a fork, dip each pinwheel in melted dipping chocolate. Work fast so that your pinwheels don’t start getting soft.
Place the dipped pinwheels on parchment or wax paper and then let them set up in the fridge or freezer.
These gorgeous Rainbow Peppermint Patties are great to give to your friends and family. They’ll be wowed—look how amazing the inside looks! I still can’t believe I made these.
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