The BEST and easiest recipe for Peppermint Patties

Our kids have requested these Peppermint Patties when they found out you can make them from scratch. Having never made Peppermint Patties before, there was excitement in the house for these delicious candies that are then perfect for Christmas candy and cookie exchanges.

peppermint patties on baking sheet

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Cost breakdown for this recipe

This recipe for homemade Peppermint Patties makes 62 patties.
A bag of 2 pounds is $11.98 on Amazon, and contains 74 patties making each cost $0.16.

YORK Dark Chocolate Peppermint Patties Candy, Christmas, 35.2 oz Bulk Party Pack

Powdered Sugar $1.65
Sweetened condensed milk $1.99
4 Tbsp butter $0.37
2-3 tsp peppermint extract $0.27
12-oz dark chocolate chips $2.62
12-oz dark chocolate wafers $4.58

The total for homemade Pepper Mint patties was $11.48.
Each patty then costs $0.18.
Even though making them from scratch did cost more, $0.02 more each patty, that cost was well-worth learning a new skill and making a delicious Christmas candy to share with friends and family.

I ended up not using the Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Wafers as there were none at any store. On the hunt to find Dark Chocolate, many stores were visited. It should have been known, prior to chocolate hunting, that the quest would have been in vain.

For sure, in the future, this item is one that will be purchased well ahead of time.

Recipe

Ingredients

7 cups powdered sugar
14-oz sweetened condensed milk
4 Tbsp butter – Room Temperature
2-3 tsp peppermint extract
12-oz dark chocolate chips
12-oz dark chocolate wafers

ingredients for peppermint patties

Directions

1. In the bowl of a KitchenAid mixer, add sweetened condensed milk, room-temp butter, peppermint extract and 3 cups powdered sugar, and then mix well.

2. To the bowl, add 1/2-cup powdered sugar at a time until the mixture is soft and not wet or sticky.
This time, the full 7 cups was used.

3. Place the peppermint filling into a plastic bag and close, then place in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.
This helps to firm up the filling before measuring it out.

place filling mixture in freezer bag

4. While the Peppermint Patties filling is chilling, start to melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
Add 8-oz each of the dark chocolate chips and dark chocolate melting wafers to the double boiler.

5. Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet and then set aside.
The parchment paper works best with the frozen patties and also the melted chocolate once frozen to be removed without breaking.

parchment paper on baking sheet

6. Remove the chilled peppermint filling from the fridge and using a small scoop, measure and roll balls of filling in your hands, and then place them on the parchment paper.
Space the balls of peppermint filling 2-3 inches apart.

7. Once the peppermint patties are measured and then placed on the baking sheet, add a top layer of parchment paper and take a second baking sheet and press down on the patties.

8. Make sure the peppermint patties are 1/4-inch-thick.

tray of flattened patties filling

9. Remove the top piece of parchment paper, and then place the baking sheet with the pressed peppermint patties into the freezer for at least 30-minutes and up to 1 hour.

place tray of peppermint patties in freezer

10. Once frozen, remove the baking sheet with the patties, and place on the counter by the double boiler with the melted chocolate.

melted chocolate in double boiler with tray of peppermint patties

11. Use a fork and spatula and quickly dip the peppermint patties in the melted chocolate, making sure to cover the tops of the patties and then tap the fork on the edge to remove any extra chocolate.

12. Place the dipped and covered patty onto the parchment paper and then continue dipping the rest of the patties.
You will need to add and then melt more chocolate in between swapping baking sheets from the oven.
If the chocolate gets too thick, add 1 tsp coconut oil and mix it into the melted chocolate.

dipped peppermint patties on baking tray

13. Once a sheet of peppermint patties has been dipped, place the baking sheet into the freezer and freeze for at least 30 minutes. However, you can also let the tray rest on the coutnertop until the chocolate has hardened.

peppermint patties frozen on baking tray

14. When frozen, remove the baking sheet from the freezer and break off any extra chocolate around the edges.

break off extra chocolate off edges

15. Place the peppermint patties into a freezer safe bag with parchment paper between the layers.
These patties can stay in the freezer for up to 6-months.
When serving, let the peppermint patties rest in the freezer bag, on the counter, until completely thawed to keep any moisture reduced. Finally, serve and enjoy!
~Monica

delicious peppermint patties

From Scratch Peppermint Patties Recipe

Ingredients for Peppermint Patties

7 cups powdered sugar
14-oz sweetened condensed milk
4 Tbsp butter – Room Temperature
2-3 tsp peppermint extract
12-oz dark chocolate chips
12-oz dark chocolate wafers

*Makes 62 Peppermint Patties*

Directions for Peppermint Patties

1. In the bowl of a KitchenAid mixer, add condensed milk, butter, peppermint extract and 3 cups powdered sugar, and then mix well.
2. To the bowl, add 1/2-cup powdered sugar at a time until the mixture is soft and not wet.
3. Place the peppermint filling into a plastic bag and close, then place in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.
4. While the Peppermint Patties filling is chilling, start to melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
Add 8-oz each of the dark chocolate chips and dark chocolate melting wafers to the double boiler.
5. Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet and then set aside.
6. Remove the chilled peppermint filling from the fridge and using a small scoop, measure and roll balls of filling and then place them on the parchment paper.
7. Once the peppermint patties are measured and then placed on the baking sheet, add a top layer of parchment paper and take a second baking sheet and press down on the patties.
8. Make sure the peppermint patties are 1/4-inch-thick.
9. Place the baking sheet with the pressed peppermint patties into the freezer for at least 30-minutes.
10. Once frozen, remove the baking sheet with the patties, and place on the counter by the double boiler with the melted chocolate.
11. Use a fork and spatula and quickly dip the peppermint patties in the melted chocolate, making sure to cover the tops of the patties and then tap the fork on the edge to remove any extra chocolate.
12. Place the dipped and covered patty onto the parchment paper and then keep dipping the rest of the patties.
13. Once a sheet of peppermint patties has been dipped, place the baking sheet into the freezer and freeze for at least 30 minutes, or let rest until the chocolate has hardened.
14. When frozen, remove the baking sheet from the freezer and break off any extra chocolate around the edges.
15. Place the peppermint patties into a freezer safe bag with parchment paper between the layers.
These patties can stay in the freezer for up to 6-months.
When serving, let the peppermint patties rest in the freezer bag, on the counter, until completely thawed to keep any moisture reduced. Finally, serve and enjoy!
~Monica

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