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Homemade Peppermint Patties

With only a handful of ingredients, you can make your own bite sized chocolate covered Homemade Peppermint Patties which are perfect for the holidays!.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time3 minutes
Total Time23 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 14 servings


  • 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 12 ounces dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • optional: crushed candy canes


  • Combine the powdered sugar, butter, peppermint extract, and heavy cream. Mix them with a stand mixer and paddle attachment or a hand mixer until the mixture comes together. You may need to use your hands to form the final sugar dough.
  • Over a long sheet of plastic wrap, form the peppermint dough into a long log, wrap tightly, and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • When ready to make the candy, combine the chocolate with the butter in a bowl and microwave at half power for one minute at a time, stirring in between each minute, until the chocolate is melted.
  • Slice the peppermint dough into 1/4 inch thick rounds. Lay out a piece of wax paper to put your finished patty on.
  • I found three ways to successfully coat them in chocolate without having them melt in the bowl of chocolate. First, you can pipe the chocolate onto the wax paper, add the peppermint slice, pipe more chocolate on top, and then use a toothpick to spread if needed. Second, you can freeze the individual slices and then dip in the chocolate. Third, you can allow the slices to sit out until they dry a bit and then dip them.
  • While chocolate is still wet, sprinkle with crushed candy canes.
  • Store in airtight container or storage bag. Freezes well.



Makes about 2 dozen, serving size based off of one peppermint patty


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 2.9mg