I’ve been making peppermint patties since I began baking and cooking on my own.

Peppermint Patties // Warm Vanilla Sugar

I started making these because they seemed easy enough – just make the filling (no bake!) and coat it in chocolate. However, I grew to learn that coating a soft filling in chocolate when you’re not experienced can sometimes lead to a very ugly treat. And so I practiced. Year after year.

I’m not sure my patties will ever look perfect but I keep trying. The taste is spot on.The filling is soft and chewy and the outside has a classic chocolate candy coating that hardens up wonderfully!

These just make the best gifts AND they last forever in the freezer!

Peppermint Patties // Warm Vanilla Sugar

Enjoy! They kind of look holy in this picture, don’t ya think?

Peppermint Patties // Warm Vanilla Sugar

Homemade Peppermint Patties

Yield: 32 peppermint patties


  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 5 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp peppermint extract
  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp shortening


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or large mixing bowl), add the sweetened condensed milk, 2 cups of powdered sugar, and peppermint extract. Mix everything on medium speed using the paddle attachment (if using a hand mixer regular beaters are fine) until all the ingredients are well incorporated. Add more powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough is stiff but still pliable.
  2. Roll small balls of dough (about 1 tablespoon) between the palms of your hands. Press each ball down slowly and set the flattened disk on a piece of parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  3. Transfer peppermint disks to the freezer for 20-30 minutes (but not longer) to set up.
  4. Meanwhile, place chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl. Melt the chocolate in 30 second increments, making sure to stir after each time until chocolate is smooth. Stir in shortening to thin the chocolate. Remove patties from the freezer.
  5. Place a patty on the tines of the fork and dip in the chocolate until completely covered. Allow excess chocolate to drip off the patty before setting each one on top of wax or parchment paper.
  6. Allow the chocolate coated peppermint patties to completely set up. This can be done quicker by placing the patties in the refrigerator. The peppermint patties are ready when they are dry to the touch.
  7. Enjoy!


Recipe adapted from Savory Sweet Life

Peppermint patties can be stored in the fridge for several weeks or in the freezer for up to 6 months.


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21 Responses to Homemade Peppermint Patties

  1. These are the perfect thing to serve with coffee after dinner, I’m going to give them a try, thanks Katrina!

  2. You’re bringing these to Nanny’s, right? 🙂

  3. livliveslife says:

    I got a recipe very similar to this one not too long ago, but still have to try it! These look wonderful!

  4. Rachel (@StudioCuisine) says:

    These look fantastic! So glad you decided to post them! 🙂

  5. anwarcasello says:

    suitable for dinner with a cup of coffee, in front of TV, very beautiful.. thanks

  6. i love york peppermint patties! actually, i just ate one while i was making sugar cookies with the kiddos a couple hours ago. lol. anyway, i would love to try these. they look amazing. right up my alley! 🙂

  7. Natalie says:

    These look incredible. The center looks so creamy!

  8. Erin says:

    These look perfect! What a great holiday treat. 🙂

  9. These look way better than any York patty!:) Have a great holiday!

  10. Tracy says:

    Chocolate and peppermint are my favorite combo for sweets, I never knew how simply a peppermint patty could be. Thanks for posting!

  11. JulieD says:

    Oh woah, these look awesome, Katrina!! Happy holidays!!

  12. sippitysup says:

    Visions of sugar plums dance in my head. Merry Christmas my friend. GREG

  13. Joanne says:

    Peppermint and chocolate will always be a favorite flavor combo of mine. And I LOVE that these are homemade! They sound like the perfect bites!

  14. Jayne says:

    These seem so so easy to make. My brother and I are mint aficionados. We love out mint, especially when paired with dark dark chocolate. I think I’ll attempt this for him. 🙂

  15. These look delicious and creamy! What a perfect after dinner treat.

  16. These look amazing! I love chocolate and peppermint together. Thanks for the recipe!

  17. Tracey says:

    Yum! I made a version of these last year and they were completely irresistible. Yours look fantastic!! Such a fun holiday treat!

  18. Zuzana says:

    it looks so good;)

  19. My dad loves peppermint patties!

  20. Sue D. says:

    These look delicious & easy. Thanks.

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