Thursday, February 10, 2011

Pass me a peppermint patty!

Do you know what tomorrow is? It's National Peppermint Pattie Day, huzzah! I LOVE peppermint and chocolate, so this news makes me very happy. Especially now that so many peppermint pattie brands come in sugar-free versions, like York and Russell Stover. And if you're feeling super ambitious, you can whip up some of these sucralose-sweetened Peppermint Pattie-based recipes, courtesy of Hershey's.

Peppermint Pattie Cheesecake Bites

Peppermint Pie

Since we're on the subject of peppermint, do I have any Peanuts fans in the house? Patricia "Peppermint Patty" Reichardt was always one of my favorite characters from the Charles M. Schulz's comic strip. A freckle-faced tomboy with a strong personality, she always wore shorts and sandals instead of dresses. And she was a star baseball player. For those reasons - and many more - I thought she was covered in awesome sauce.

So let's raise a sugar-free Peppermint Pattie to Chuck's (aka Charlie Brown) buddy on National Peppermint Patty Day!

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