Homemade Peppermint Patties 


Indulge in the cool, refreshing taste of homemade Peppermint Patties, a classic confectionery treat that combines smooth, creamy mint filling with rich chocolate coating. Whether enjoyed as a sweet pick-me-up during the day or as a delightful after-dinner treat, these homemade delights are sure to satisfy your cravings for something sweet and minty. Join us as we explore the art of making Peppermint Patties from scratch and elevate your confectionery game with this irresistible recipe.


  • 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar, plus more for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • 12 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening


  1. In a large bowl, combine 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar, butter, peppermint extract, and cream. Beat until the mixture comes together and is smooth.
  2. Dust a surface with powdered sugar and roll the peppermint mixture to about 1/4 inch thickness. Using a small cookie cutter, cut out rounds and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze for about 30 minutes.
  3. Melt the dark chocolate and shortening together in a double boiler or in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring until smooth.
  4. Using a fork, dip each frozen peppermint disk into the melted chocolate to coat completely, letting the excess chocolate drip off. Place back on the parchment paper.
  5. Allow the chocolate to set completely at room temperature or refrigerate to speed up the process.
  6. Prep Time: 45 minutes (includes freezing time) | Cooking Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes
  7. Kcal: 180 kcal per patty | Servings: 24 patties

Serving Tips:

  1. Chilled or Room Temperature: Homemade Peppermint Patties can be served chilled straight from the refrigerator for a refreshing bite, or at room temperature for a softer texture and smoother flavor. Experiment with both to find your preferred serving temperature.
  2. Dusting with Powdered Sugar: Before serving, you can lightly dust the tops of the Peppermint Patties with powdered sugar for an elegant touch. This adds a subtle sweetness and enhances their appearance.
  3. Accompaniments: Serve Peppermint Patties alongside a cup of hot cocoa, coffee, or tea for a delightful pairing. The cool, minty flavor of the patties complements the warmth of the beverage perfectly.
  4. Garnish with Fresh Mint: For an extra touch of freshness and visual appeal, garnish each serving with a small sprig of fresh mint. This adds a pop of color and enhances the minty aroma of the patties.
  5. Presentation: Arrange the Peppermint Patties on a decorative serving platter or in a candy dish for a beautiful presentation. This makes them even more inviting and enticing to guests.

Storage Tips:

  1. Refrigeration: Store leftover Peppermint Patties in an airtight container in the refrigerator to maintain their freshness and prevent them from softening or melting. They can last for up to 2 weeks when properly stored.
  2. Layering: If stacking the Peppermint Patties in a container, place a sheet of parchment paper or wax paper between each layer to prevent them from sticking together.
  3. Avoid Moisture: Keep the Peppermint Patties away from moisture and humidity, as exposure to moisture can cause them to become sticky or lose their texture.
  4. Freezing: While Peppermint Patties can be frozen for longer storage, it’s best to freeze them before dipping them in chocolate. Place the shaped peppermint dough rounds on a baking sheet and freeze until firm, then transfer them to a freezer-safe container or bag. Thaw in the refrigerator before dipping in chocolate and serving.
  5. Room Temperature: If serving at room temperature, remove the Peppermint Patties from the refrigerator 10-15 minutes before serving to allow them to soften slightly and enhance their creamy texture.


  1. Can I use peppermint extract instead of peppermint oil? Yes, you can substitute peppermint extract for peppermint oil in this recipe. However, peppermint oil is more concentrated, so you may need to use a bit more extract to achieve the desired flavor.
  2. Can I make these Peppermint Patties ahead of time for a special occasion? Absolutely! You can prepare these Peppermint Patties in advance and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve them. They can be made several days ahead of time, making them a convenient treat for parties and gatherings.
  3. Can I use dark chocolate instead of semi-sweet chocolate for the coating? Yes, you can use dark chocolate if you prefer a richer, more intense flavor. Simply melt the dark chocolate in the same way as the semi-sweet chocolate and proceed with coating the peppermint patties as directed.
  4. Can I freeze these Peppermint Patties for longer storage? Yes, you can freeze these Peppermint Patties for up to 1-2 months. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until firm, then transfer them to a freezer-safe container or bag. Thaw them in the refrigerator before serving.
  5. How long do these Peppermint Patties stay fresh? When stored properly in an airtight container in the refrigerator, these Peppermint Patties can stay fresh for up to 2 weeks. However, they are best enjoyed within the first few days for optimal flavor and texture.


With their creamy mint filling and rich chocolate coating, homemade Peppermint Patties are a delightful confectionery treat that’s easy to make and even easier to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a special homemade gift or simply want to treat yourself to something sweet, these irresistible delights are sure to impress with their cool, refreshing flavor and smooth, creamy texture. So, gather your ingredients, roll up your sleeves, and embark on a delicious journey to homemade candy bliss with this delightful recipe.

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