Homemade Peppermint Patties are so easy to make and more delicious than the store bought ones! Cool and minty on the inside with smooth chocolate on the outside, they are a Christmas holiday tradition. Silpat and Roul’Pat provided by Sasa Demarle. Inc in return for sharing this recipe.
Although peppermint patties can be enjoyed year round, they really shine during the holidays. My sister was the inspiration for sharing 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!
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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.
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.
To make the peppermint patties, mix together 2 tablespoons of the half-n-half (know as half cream in some countries), melted coconut oil, corn syrup, lemon juice, peppermint extract, and vanilla extract. Mix in powdered sugar one cup at a time. Add an additional tablespoon or two of half-n-half, until you can form a ball with the dough. Roll out the dough into a circle about 1/4 inch thick on a silicone mat. Place dough in the freezer for about 15 minutes until firm.
Use a small circle cookie cutter (I used a two inch size cutter) to cut out peppermint patties. Return them to the freezer for about 10 minutes.
Gather the scraps of peppermint patty dough, form a ball and repeat the freezing and cutting of patties until all of the dough has been used.
Melt chocolate candy coating (such as CandiQuik) or chocolate almond bark in the microwave. Working in batches, remove several peppermint patties from the freezer coat them in chocolate.
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 minty peppermint patties would also be perfect for a cookie exchange!
Cool and minty on the inside with smooth chocolate on the outside, these homemade peppermint patties are a holiday tradition. My husband took one bite and said, “WOW, these are REALLY good!” My son told me they are the best peppermint patties he’s ever had and that they are way better than the ones from the store.
Updated from original recipe shared December 2013
- 3-4 tablespoons half-n-half, divided (know as half cream in some counties)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- 1½ teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 3¾ cups powdered sugar
- 1 package chocolate candy coating or chocolate bark
- Crushed peppermint candies for garnish
- Mix together 2 tablespoons of half-n-half, coconut oil, corn syrup, peppermint extract, lemon juice, and vanilla.
- Mix in powdered sugar one cup at a time.
- Add 1-2 additional tablespoons of half-n-half, if dough it too crumbly.
- Form the dough into a ball and roll out into a circle about ¼ inch thick on a silicone mat.
- Place dough in the freezer for about 15 minutes until firm.
- Use a small circle cookie cutter (I used a 2-inch size) to cut out peppermint patties.
- Return to the freezer for about 10 minutes.
- Gather the scraps of peppermint patty dough, form a ball and repeat the freezing and cutting of patties until all of the dough has been used.
- Melt chocolate in the microwave.
- Working in batches, remove several peppermint patties at a time from the freezer coat them in chocolate.
- Place on a silicone mat and sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies.
- Continue with the remaining peppermint patties.
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