Homemade Peppermint Patties

Homemade Peppermint Patties made From Scratch with only 5 ingredients! Well, apparently I’m on a sweet tooth kick.  But trust me, my husband is not complaining.  He came home the other night with a peppermint patty that he had succumbed to in the grocery store line, which immediately made me want to make them from scratch!  Homemade Peppermint Patties made From Scratch with only 5 ingredients!Candy making has always seemed super daunting to me so this was the perfect way to get my from scratch candy makin’ toes wet!  It’s a fairly simple recipe that’s only 5 ingredients and just a few steps.  Way less daunting.Homemade Peppermint Patties made From Scratch with only 5 ingredients!First,  it’s just a mix of the confectioner’s sugar, soft butter, cream, and peppermint extract until a nice doughy like ball forms.  You don’t want it too sticky, instead it should be soft and pliable. I added more confectioner’s sugar as I mixed to be sure I had the right consistency. Homemade Peppermint Patties made From Scratch with only 5 ingredients!Because then I rolled in into a large log and wrapped it in plastic wrap to go into the fridge to chill.Homemade Peppermint Patties made From Scratch with only 5 ingredients! Pro tip: (this one’s definitely not from me, it’s from the Oh Nuts blog where I found this recipe), put your log into an empty paper towel roll.  It’ll help keeping the bottom side of the log from going flat.  Genius! Homemade Peppermint Patties made From Scratch with only 5 ingredients!After about an hour, I took out the log of peppermint butter sugar goodness and sliced it into rounds.  Then I popped the rounds into the freezer while I melted the chocolate.Homemade Peppermint Patties made From Scratch with only 5 ingredients!Which was totally necessary for their future dip in the warm melted chocolate…Homemade Peppermint Patties made From Scratch with only 5 ingredients!…and then to parchment paper to cool.  I am seriously the messiest chocolate dipper / coverer / drizzler.  As also evident by my Peanut Butter Balls,  Almond Coconut Macaroons, and Vegan Chocolate Covered Cookie Dough Bites.Homemade Peppermint Patties made From Scratch with only 5 ingredients!Poor melted chocolate skills aside, after these little guys cooled in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes, they were perfect.  Homemade Peppermint Patties made From Scratch with only 5 ingredients!Ok some were a little misshapen and their thicknesses were not quite even, so I mean perfect in the sense that they had an absolutely dead on soft sweet peppermint filling in a delicious chocolate shell.  What a great start to our From Scratch candy making!  

Homemade Pepper Patties
Yields 36
A classic chocolate mint candy made from scratch and with only 5 ingredients!
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Total Time
1 hr 45 min
Total Time
1 hr 45 min
  1. 2 1/4 - 3 cups powdered sugar
  2. 2 tbsp softened butter
  3. 2 tsp peppermint extract
  4. 2 tbsp cream
  5. 8 - 12 oz bakers chocolate, melting wafers, or chocolate chips
  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl mix together butter, cream, peppermint extract, and confectioner's sugar. Mixture should be soft and pliable but not sticky.
  2. Roll into a long 1 inch - 1 1/2 inch log and wrap in plastic wrap. Put long in a paper towel tube to help keep it's shape. Chill in fridge for at least an hour.
  3. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and remove log from plastic wrap and cut into rounds about a 1/4 inch thick. Place rounds on baking tray and freeze in freezer until chocolate is ready.
  4. Heat a small sauce pan on the stove with water. Add chocolate to a bowl that covers the top of the pan but does not touch the water. As the water boils, melt the chocolate, stirring often.
  5. Remove rounds from freezer and with a fork or dipping tools, dip rounds one at a time, into the chocolate and place back on parchment paper. Return tray to freezer for 10 minutes or until the chocolate has set.
  6. Remove candies from parchment paper and enjoy!
Adapted from Oh Nuts
Adapted from Oh Nuts
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Homemdae Peppermint Patties from scratch with only 5 ingredients! 

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