Peppermint Patties Recipe

Homemade Peppermint Patties are so easy to make and they are so good! This classic treat  is a perfect gift from the kitchen.

Peppermint Pattie RecipeI can’t believe it is already our final Holiday Progressive Dinner but here we are at week 7! This week’s theme is gifts from your kitchen. My sister was the inspiration for these Peppermint Patties. She makes them every year and they are one of my favorite treats. There have even been some years where she has tucked some into my Christmas gift!

Silpat Recipes

Here are some of the recipes that I’ve made using my Silpat and Roul’Pat:

Peppermint Patty Stuffed Ritz Crackers
Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Sticks
Candy Bar Pretzel Bites
Apple Tarts
Snowball Soft Pretzel Nuggets

Homemade Peppermint Patties

The Roul’Pat is covered with silicone on both sides making it a non-stick countertop workstation that won’t slide while you are working. It is perfect for kneading and rolling out dough or pie crust, as well as working with fondant, chocolate and sugar. It is safe in the temperature range of  -40°F to 480°F so it can go in the oven! The Roul’Pat can also be used for hobbies or crafts like painting, gluing or working with modeling clay! I used it to roll out these peppermint patties. I have a full-size Roul’Pat that measures 16 1/2 x 24 1/2.

Peppermint Patty Recipe

The Silpat is a non-stick baking mat that provides even heat transfer to baked goods with no greasing required! It is effective in temperatures from -40°F to 480°F or -40°C to 280°C. The non-stick surface is also great for putting chocolate dipped items on it, like these peppermint patties, rather than putting them on parchment. I have the half  sized Silpat that measures 11 5/8 x 16 1/2 and you can enter to win one below!

Holiday Progressive Dinner Week 7 Recipe Links

Gifts from Your Kitchen

Cranberry Orange, Banana and Pumpkin Chocolate at Adventures in All Things Food
Peanut Clusters, Toffee Pecan Clusters & White Chocolate Snowballs at Busy-at-Home
Cinnamon Vanilla Candied Nuts at Flour on My Face
Peppermint Patties at The Gunny Sack
5 Easy Last Minute Gifts from the Kitchen at Daily Dish Recipes

Peppermint Patty Dough

Mix together coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of half n half, light corn syrup, lemon juice, peppermint extract and vanilla. Mix in powdered sugar one cup at a time. Add an additional tablespoon of half n half, if dough is too crumbly. Form the dough into a ball and roll out into a circle about 1/4 inch thick on a Roul’Pat silicone mat. Place dough in the freezer for about 15 minutes until firm.

Homemade Peppermint Patties

Use a small circle cookie cutter to cut out peppermint patties. Return to the freezer for about 10 minutes.

CandiQuik Chocolate

Melt CandiQuik in the microwave and dip the firm peppermint patties into chocolate.

Peppermint Patty Recipe

Place on a Silpat silicone mat and sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies.

Peppermint Patties Recipe

Cool and minty on the inside with smooth chocolate on the outside.

Peppermint Patty Stack

Homemade Gifts From The Kitchen

To give these homemade peppermint patties as a gift, stack up several of the peppermint patties and place them in a cellophane bag. Tie with a piece of baker’s twine. These peppermint patties would also work for a cookie exchange!

Peppermint Patties Recipe
 
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Adapted from Peppermint Patties
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 25-30
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2-3 tablespoon half n half
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 3¾ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 package chocolate CandiQuik
  • Crushed peppermint candies for garnish
Instructions
  1. Mix together coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of half n half, light corn syrup, lemon juice, peppermint extract and vanilla.
  2. Mix in powdered sugar one cup at a time.
  3. Add an additional tablespoon of half n half, if dough it too crumbly.
  4. Form the dough into a ball and roll out into a circle about ¼ inch thick on a silicone mat.
  5. Place dough in the freezer for about 15 minutes until firm.
  6. Use a small circle cookie cutter to cut out peppermint patties.
  7. Return to the freezer for about 10 minutes.
  8. Melt CandiQuik in the microwave and dip peppermint patties into chocolate.
  9. Place on a silicone mat and sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies.

 

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Comments

  1. MissyLovesCandy says

    My daughter (12) and I had a lot of fun making these…and they actually do taste like the peppermint patty’s you buy in the store. One struggle we had, the melted CandyQuik chocolate is so hot it was hard to keep the mint patty from melting. If you let the chocolate cool, it then became to thick to work with. Any advise? We made a pretty big mess trying to get them to look like yours LOL.

    • Jennifer Brinley says

      Just stick them in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes first. I haven’t made these, but it’s the same thing that happens when you make truffles. Just be careful about freezing them all the way because it can make your chocolate crack as they cool. But get them nice and cold.

    • Tonia says

      Hello! I would use white shortening or butter. Palm shortening would work as well but my palm shortening is very yellow and I think that it would make the dough yellow. Happy baking! ~Tonia

  2. Connie Williams says

    Really easy to make and delicious! This is the best recipe. I added more peppermint and whipping cream instead of half and half. It made it a little easier to roll out. I rolled it out before I froze it and it worked out better with the warm chocolate! Excellent recipe’!

  3. Cláudia says

    Hello
    Could you tell me what is “half’n half”?
    I can not translate for portuguese 🙁
    Is some kind of igredient? What?
    Sorry the question :-/
    Kisses

    CláudiaV

    • Tonia says

      Hi Claudie,
      Half n half is a dairy product. In some countries, it is called half cream. It has more fat than whole milk, but less fat than heavy whipped cream. You can substitute other dairy for the half n half if it isn’t sold in your country, but you might have to adjust the amount slightly depending on how thick the dairy product is. Happy Baking!
      ~Tonia

      • Claudia says

        Oh, ok, I know what it is then! Thank you very much
        Meanwhile, visit my blog and tell me what you think.
        If I do your recipe I let you know 😉
        Thanks again and Merry Christmas

        Cláudia

    • Tonia says

      I’ve never tried it with another liquid but I think that it would work with another “thick” dairy product like whipping cream, evaporated milk or maybe even coffee creamer. Enjoy! ~Tonia

  4. dail says

    How many dies this make and what suze cookie cutter are you using? It looks like a 2″ round but i cant tell for certin.

    Thanks. I cant wait to try this for christmas this year.

    • Tonia says

      Yes, the one I used was about 2 inches and the recipe made about 25 peppermint patties. You can use whatever size cookie cutter you want. The smaller the cookie cutter the more peppermint patties you will get. It will also depend on how thick you roll out the batter. Happy baking! ~Tonia

  5. Sandi says

    Have you ever dipped in something other than candiquik? I really love dark chocolate, is there something else along those lines that you know of that I could use for dipping?

    • Tonia says

      Yes, you can dip it in whatever chocolate you want. For dark chocolate, melt dark chocolate chips in the microwave with vegetable shortening. You need 1 tablespoon of shortening for 1 cup of chocolate chips. Enjoy! ~Tonia

    • Tonia says

      Hi Amy,
      I went back and looked at my original recipe in my notebook to double check and this is how it is written. But it sounds like you need more moisture is your dough. I would suggest adding an additional tablespoon of half-n-half. Best of luck!
      ~Tonia

  6. Melanie, M.D. says

    Just a question: coconut oil is so bad health-wise (super low heating point and all trans fat); have you tried any other oil for this recipe and how did it turn out?

    • Maggie @ Vittles and Bits says

      I think you are confusing the coconut oil most widely available in stores today with the hydrogenated stuff of the 80s. Not to mention there is only 1 T. of it in this recipe.

  7. P Eager says

    Hi there. I followed to this recipe after checking out a pumpkin one someone posted on FB. I love all things peppermint and things like this that are great for gift giving. Since I live in Mexico, it is really hard to find coconut oil here so I was wondering if you had a recommendation on what would be the best substitute. Thanks!

    • Tonia says

      I’m delighted you found your way here. I would suggest using an equal amount of butter instead of the coconut oil. Happy Baking! ~Tonia

  8. beverly e says

    I love the 3-pc. Enamel Cast Iron Skillet Set in black… I may have to treat myself to an “After Christmas” present!

  9. Anna Bennett says

    Tonia,
    They look so good & sound so easy to make. You know that I have to share this with every one I know. As they all love Peppermint Patty’s
    Please tell your sister,thank you for allowing you to share this Recipe.

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