How to Make Peppermint Patties

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There’s something so sweetly refreshing about peppermint and chocolate. In this post, I will teach you how to make peppermint patties at home.

It’s a simple recipe that will delight kids and grownups alike this holiday season!

This peppermint patty recipe results in a creamy peppermint center that is coated in rich dark chocolate. They are remarkably easy to make using just a few ingredients.

Leave them plain or top with your favorite holiday sprinkles for an extra festive touch. Or chop them up and use them as a topping on peppermint pie.

holiday peppermint patty candies on a plate

If you love candy canes, these soft sweets will hit the spot! It may even become one of your favorite Christmas candy recipes.

How to Make Homemade Peppermint Patties

This five ingredient no bake recipe comes together in just 30 minutes plus cooling time. Next time you are shopping, grab the following basic ingredients.

homemade peppermint patty ingredients

You will need:

  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Peppermint extract
  • Powdered sugar
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Vegetable oil 
  • (Optional) holiday sprinkles

Be sure you also have a rolling pin, baking sheet, parchment paper, circle cookie cutter, bowl, and an electric mixer or stand mixer with a paddle attachment.

Copycat York Peppermint Patties

To start, you’ll create the peppermint filling.

Mix together the condensed milk, peppermint extract, and powdered sugar using a mixer on low speed until a thick dough forms.

Then on a flat work surface, sprinkle a small amount of powdered sugar and lay out your peppermint dough. Roll dough into a ¼ inch thickness. 

Using a small cookie cutter (a 1 inch circle works well), cut out your little patties and place on a baking sheet. Repeat until all are cut out.

peppermint patties creme mixture

Transfer to the fridge and allow them to cool for about 45 minutes. 

While they are cooling, add chocolate chips and oil to a medium size bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals until completely melted. Stir between each interval and and continue until the melted chocolate is smooth. 

chocolate chips in bowl

Once the peppermint candies have cooled, remove them from the fridge.

peppermint circles on cookie sheet

Then, with a fork, gently remove each patty from the cookie sheet and dip in the chocolate. Place on sheets of parchment paper or wax paper and add sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet.

Chocolate will harden as it cools to room temperature.

dip peppermint in melted chocolate

Place the dipped peppermint patty candies back in the fridge and allow to set for at least 30 minutes.

To store, place your holiday treats in an airtight container and store them in the fridge or freezer.

chocolate covered peppermint creme candy

Print the Recipe

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Homemade Peppermint Patties Recipe

4.45 from 20 votes
Try these homemade peppermint patties for the holidays! Perfect for chocolate mint lovers and so easy!
Prep: 30 minutes
Total: 2 hours
Yield: 45 patties


  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 ¼ tsp peppermint extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 8 oz dark chocolate chips
  • 3 tsp vegetable oil


  • Mix together condensed milk, peppermint, and powdered sugar. A thick dough will form. 
  • On a flat surface, sprinkle a small amount of powdered sugar. Lay out your peppermint dough and roll into a ¼ inch thickness. 
  • Using a small cookie type cutter (about 1 inch), cut out your peppermint patties. Lay them on a cookie sheet to transfer to the fridge. Repeat until all are cut out. You should have about 45 circles.
  • Transfer to refrigerator and allow them to cool for about 45 minutes. 
  • While they are cooling, microwave chocolate chips and oil in 30 second intervals until completely melted. Stir between each interval and continue until smooth. 
  • After the peppermint patties have cooled for the 45 minutes, remove them from the fridge.
  • Then, using a fork, remove a patty from the cookie sheet and dip in chocolate.
  • Place dipped patty on a piece of parchment or wax paper and repeat the process.
  • If adding sprinkles, be sure to add while the chocolate covering is still wet. The chocolate will harden as it cools.
  • Place dipped candies back in the fridge to set for at least 30 minutes.
  • Enjoy!


Store in an airtight container and refrigerate or freeze.


Serving: 1g, Calories: 70kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 6mg, Sugar: 11g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American

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Andrea Updyke is a married mom of two boys living in Raleigh, NC. She is a published author and blogger of more than 18 years and loves to celebrate the little things that make life awesome.

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