Recipe of the Month: Homemade Peppermint Patties


  • homemade peppermine patties1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 12 ounces milk or dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Optional: crushed candy canes or peppermints on top of patties


Combine the powdered sugar, butter, peppermint extract, and heavy cream and mix until the mixture comes together. A stand or hand mixer will work. You may need to use your hands to form the final dough.

On a long sheet of plastic wrap, form the peppermint dough into 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. You can melt this on the stovetop as well on low. Watch the mixture so it doesn’t overheat or burn.

Slice the peppermint dough into 1/4 inch thick rounds. Layout a large piece of wax paper for the finished patties.

Here are 3 ways to successfully coat them in chocolate without having them melt in the bowl of chocolate.

  1. 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.
  2. Freeze the individual slices and then dip in the chocolate.
  3. Allow the slices to sit out until they dry a bit and then dip them.

While chocolate is still wet, sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy canes.

Store in sealed container or storage bag.


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