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Homemade Peppermint Patties Recipe

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Ever since I was little, I have loved peppermint patties. This past Christmas, my cute neighbor Shelley brought over her HOMEMADE version and I seriously died. They were 1,000 times better than store-bought ones, so I hid them in the pantry and didn’t share any of them with my family (not exactly my proudest moment, but hey- you gotta do what you gotta do! Those patties were totally worth it!). I googled the recipe after Christmas and stumbled on this one- it was easier than thought and the end result was delicious. They may not look as pretty, but they taste phenomenal!

Homemade Peppermint Patties
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
4 cups powdered sugar
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (I usually buy Ghiradelli chocolate chips)
2 teaspoons shortening

In a large mixing bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk and peppermint extract. Beat in the powdered sugar just a little at a time, until a stiff dough starts to form and the dough isn’t sticky. Form into 1 inch balls, then place on waxed paper and flatten with fingers to form patties. Let patties dry at room temperature for about two hours (I turned flipped mine over after about 1 hours to make sure they were evenly set on both sides).
In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate with shortening, stirring often (you could also melt the chocolate in the microwave- just do whatever you are comfortable with!). Remove chocolate from heat. Dip patties, one at a time, into chocolate by laying them on the tines of a fork and lowering the fork into the liquid. Let cool on waxed paper until set. Place in the fridge so let them set-up even faster (I actually prefer to eat them straight out of the fridge).

Makes about 28 patties.

Recipe source: AllRecipes

Looking for more homemade goodies?
Homemade Gum Drops
Homemade Slurpees
Homemade Doritos
Homemade Oreos
Homemade Butterfingers

Camille Sig

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  1. Chandra@The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen says

    Ha Ha Ha! Camille I have done the same thing with other goodies! These look phenomenal!

  2. Becky says

    I made these today, they didn’t set up for several hours then when I dipped them into the. Go late, they fell apart. What did I do wrong? The flavor is fabulous, I wish they would turn out right!

    • Cyd says

      Hi Becky, we are not sure what could have gone wrong. We have never had a problem with them falling apart. Did the minty part seem way too dry? Maybe you need to cut back a little on the powdered sugar if too dry. Sorry it didn’t work for you.

    • Michele says

      when I make homemade peppermint patties, I freeze them first then dip them in chocolate. It helps them to not break apart when dipping.

    • Cyd says

      We have never made this recipe with peppermint oil, but the extract is just for flavoring. So if you can switch those out it should work just fine!

  3. Kim says

    I let mine set overnight. They weren’t dry after 2 hours and fell apart when dipped. Waiting overnight made dipping so much easier!
    Making another batch this week. Switching out peppermint for orange in half the batch (kids request!) Hopefully they are tasty!
    Thank you for a delicious and easy recipe.

  4. Jeanne says

    These are SO GOOD and easy to make. I let them dry over night (flipping them half way) and had no problems dipping. They were devoured by my daughters and friends. Everyone rated them better than store bought. I will definitely be making them again.

    • Cyd says

      Hi Melody, we have not tried swapping out shortening for coconut oil in this recipe. Coconut oil is used as a substitute for shortening in baking. The taste may be altered a little.

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