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Homemade Peppermint Patties are easy to make from scratch and taste like the popular store bought candy, but are even better because they're DIY! A soft flavored filling covered in chocolate makes the perfect minty treat for holiday parties and gift giving.
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Table of Contents
  1. Homemade York Peppermint Patty
  2. Why We Love This DIY Peppermint Patties Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Peppermint Patties
  7. Tip From Our Recipe Developer
  8. Storage
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Christmas Recipes
  11. Homemade Peppermint Patties Recipe

Our Homemade Peppermint Patties recipe is soft and minty in the middle and coated in smooth chocolate almond bark. This no-bake Christmas candy is so easy to make and tastes even better than the store-bought version.

Made by combining powdered sugar and sweetened condensed milk with peppermint extract and dipping the disks in chocolate. These refreshing Christmas mints make a great DIY gift to add to your cookie exchange!

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Homemade York Peppermint Patty

Our homemade Peppermint Patty recipe is so easy to make and requires only 4 simple ingredients to create the most delicious chocolate mint patties (no butter or corn syrup needed).

Unlike the store-bought peppermint patties candy, these treats contain no artificial ingredients or preservatives and taste even better than York Peppermint Patties because you can control the flavor.

With a cool and creamy peppermint filling surrounded by a coating of chocolate, it’s always fun to dress up your candy with colorful sprinkles and holiday decor.

DIY chocolate peppermint patties are perfect for gift-giving and a great way to add a festive flair to a holiday party or for your cookie swap.

Why We Love This DIY Peppermint Patties Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in minutes plus chill time.
  • Only uses 4 simple ingredients plus optional sprinkles.
  • Most delicious melt-in-your-mouth mini desserts.
  • Copycat candy is even softer and creamier than the name-brand version.
  • Great for gifting to teachers and friends and pretty addition to cookie trays and dessert platters.
  • Perfect for holiday platters, hostess gifts, seasonal parties, or serving after supper.

Other Easy Christmas Treats

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Ingredients

  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Peppermint extract
  • Powdered sugar
  • Chocolate almond bark
  • Sprinkles (optional)

Substitutions and Additions

  • Choose Your Chocolate You can dip these homemade mint patties in white almond bark, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate. You can also use melted chocolate chips if you can’t find almond bark or candy melts.
  • Customize Your Candy: These chocolate covered peppermint patties can be decorated to match a party theme or holiday celebration. Use pastel colored sprinkles for Easter and baby showers; use red and green for Christmas; use gold, silver and white for weddings and anniversary parties; use orange for Halloween; use multi-colored sprinkles for birthdays.
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  • Mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • Parchment paper or wax paper
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How to Make Peppermint Patties

  1. Make The Mint Filling: Mix together the sweetened condensed milk and peppermint extract and then mix in your powdered sugar with an electric mixer.
    Pro Tip: You should have a stiff dough that is not sticky.
  2. Form Balls and Flatten: Roll the dough into balls, place them on your tray, and flatten them into thick disc shapes. Freeze for an hour.
  3. Coat In Chocolate: Microwave the almond bark in 30-second intervals until melted and smooth. Dip the peppermint patties into the chocolate, place onto the parchment paper, decorate with sprinkles if desired.
  4. Serve: Enjoy!
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Tip From Our Recipe Developer

  • You can make these large like a regular-size peppermint patty or a smaller size.
  • Feel free to add some festive sprinkles, but they are still great without them. 
  • The chocolate hardens quickly, so be prepared to add any sprinkles immediately after dipping. Otherwise, the sprinkles will roll right off! 
  • Make sure you freeze these peppermint patties before dipping. They are delicate and can melt fast in the chocolate if not frozen. 
  • I like to keep my candy in the fridge until serving to ensure they stay nice and firm.

Storage

  • To Store: Store your homemade peppermint patties in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.
  • To Freeze: Store your peppermint patties in a freezer safe container and freeze for up to 2 months.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do these homemade peppermint patties taste like the original York Peppermint Patty Candy?

These homemade patties are a close copycat of the famous York Peppermint Patty, especially if you decide to dip your candy in dark chocolate. My recipe produces a patty that’s a bit thicker than the original because it makes it a bit easier to dip. However, you could press down to make them flatter if you prefer them to look like the name brand too.

What is the best way to dip mint patties in melted chocolate?

The best method to coat these candies in chocolate is to use a fork and gently tap any excess chocolate on the side of the bowl. I like to use a toothpick to remove the excess melted almond bark from the bottom of the fork and then gently push the patty onto the tray.

Can I use chocolate chips to dip my patties?

Either almond bark or candy wafer melts are the best options to coat your patties because they create a smooth texture. However, if you choose to use chocolate chips, you will need to add 1 tbsp of coconut oil to each 8 oz of chocolate chips you’re melting for a smooth finish.

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5 from 3 votes
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Homemade Peppermint Patties

Serves — 12
Homemade Peppermint Patties are easy to make from scratch and taste like the popular store bought candy, but are even better because they're DIY! A soft flavored filling covered in chocolate makes the perfect minty treat for holiday parties and gift giving.
Prep Time 25 mins
Chill Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 pound chocolate almond bark
  • Sprinkles optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl mix together the sweetened condensed milk and peppermint extract.
  • Next using an electric mixer slowly start to mix in your powdered sugar. You are looking for a stiff dough that is not sticky.
  • Once your dough is formed you can begin to roll your dough into balls and place them on a parchment lined tray. Gently flatten the balls down into a thick disc shape.
  • Place the tray into the freezer. Let the patties freeze for about an hour.
  • When you are ready to dip, melt your almond bark in 30 second intervals in the microwave until all melted and smooth.
  • Working quickly, dip the peppermint patties into the chocolate. Gently shake off any excess or scrape it off the bottom on the side of the bowl.
  • Place back onto the parchment paper and immediately top with sprinkles if desired.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store your homemade peppermint patties in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.
  • To Freeze: Store your peppermint patties in a freezer safe container and freeze for up to 2 months.
Tips:
  • You can make these large like a regular size peppermint patty or a smaller size.
  • Feel free to add some festive sprinkles, but they are still great without.
  • The chocolate hardens quickly, so be prepared to add any sprinkles immediately after dipping. Otherwise, the sprinkles will roll right off!
  • Make sure you freeze these peppermint patties before dipping. They are delicate and can melt fast in the chocolate if not frozen.
  • I like to keep my candy in the fridge until serving to make sure they stay nice and firm.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 69g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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