Desserts & Sweets

Homemade Peppermint Patties

By Emma :

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Peppermint Patties Recipe

As the festive season twinkles on the horizon, there’s nothing quite like preparing a batch of Homemade Peppermint Patties to get into the holiday spirit! Today, I’m beyond thrilled to share this simple yet sensational recipe with you. These peppermint patties are not just treats; they are a joyful celebration of the season wrapped in a sweet, minty freshness that promises to dazzle and delight your taste buds.


  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons peppermint extract (or more to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 3/4 cups powdered sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 3 cups dark chocolate candy melts (e.g., Ghirardelli)
  • 1/2 cup holiday sprinkles

How to Make Instructions

  1. Prepare the Peppermint Filling:
    • In a large bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk, peppermint extract, and vanilla extract. Stir until well mixed.
    • Gradually add the powdered sugar, mixing until smooth. The mixture should be thick and moldable.
  2. Shape the Patties:
    • Sprinkle a little powdered sugar on your hands and on a flat surface.
    • Take small amounts of the peppermint mixture and roll into balls. Flatten each ball into a small disc and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
    • Freeze the patties for about 30 minutes, or until firm.
  3. Coat with Chocolate:
    • Melt the chocolate candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until smooth.
    • Using a fork, dip each chilled peppermint patty into the melted chocolate, ensuring it’s completely coated.
    • Let the excess chocolate drip off, then place back on the parchment paper. Sprinkle with holiday sprinkles before the chocolate sets.
  4. Chill to Set:
    • Refrigerate the coated patties until the chocolate is firm, about 1 hour.

Helpful Tips

  • Chocolate Melting: Ensure that no water comes in contact with the melting chocolate, as this can cause it to seize.
  • Patty Thickness: For creamier patties, make them thicker; for more crunch from the chocolate, go thinner.


  • Vegan Option: Use coconut condensed milk and vegan chocolate chips.
  • Flavor Twists: Experiment with other extracts like almond or orange for a different twist.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I use regular chocolate instead of candy melts?
    • Absolutely! You can use tempered chocolate or chocolate chips melted with a bit of coconut oil for a smooth finish.
  2. How do I store these patties?
    • Keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Storage Instructions

Store your peppermint patties in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will keep fresh for up to two weeks, making them a perfect make-ahead treat for the holidays!

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These peppermint patties are a fantastic way to add some homemade love to your holiday festivities. They’re easy, fun, and absolutely delicious! So don your apron, and let’s make this season minty and bright!

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Peppermint Patties

Homemade Peppermint Patties

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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 patties 1x


Embrace the holiday spirit with these delightful Homemade Peppermint Patties! Crafted with love and festive cheer, these treats combine the cool zest of peppermint with silky dark chocolate for a mouthwatering experience.



14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

1 1/4 teaspoons peppermint extract (or more to taste)

1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 3/4 cups powdered sugar, plus extra for dusting

3 cups dark chocolate candy melts

1/2 cup holiday sprinkles


In a large bowl, mix sweetened condensed milk with peppermint and vanilla extracts until combined.

Gradually add powdered sugar, stirring until the mixture becomes thick and dough-like.

Form small disks from the mixture and place on a parchment-lined tray. Freeze for 30 minutes.

Melt chocolate candy melts, then dip each frozen disk into the chocolate, coating it fully.

Decorate with holiday sprinkles and allow to set on parchment paper. Refrigerate until chocolate hardens.


For a vegan version, substitute sweetened condensed milk with coconut condensed milk and use vegan chocolate.

Try varying the extracts to include flavors like almond or orange for a twist on the traditional peppermint.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes (for melting chocolate)
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 patty
  • Calories: Approximately 180 (varies with chocolate used)
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Sodium: 20mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg

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