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Peppermint Patties Recipe

Peppermint Patties

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"Finish off dinners and meals with these homemade peppermint patties. The refreshing creamy peppermint flavored filling will melt in your mouth with each bite!"

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  1. In large bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, peppermint extract and food coloring (optional). Add 6 cups sugar; beat on low speed until smooth and well blended. Turn mixture onto surface sprinkled with powdered sugar. Knead lightly to form smooth ball. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on wax paper-lined baking sheets. Flatten each ball into a 1 1/2-inch patty.
  2. Let dry 1 hour or longer; turn over and let dry at least 1 hour. With fork, dip each patty into warm candy coating (draw fork lightly across rim of pan to remove excess coating). Invert onto wax paper-lined baking sheets; let stand until firm. Store covered at room temperature or in refrigerator.
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  • *Also called confectioners' or summer coating.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 22, 2010

I made these a few days go, but had a problem with it being too dry. I couldn't get it to form into a ball mixture. I scrapped the 1st batch and started over. I used about a cup less confectioner's sugar and that resulted in a better ball form. In the process of drying, it took more then 2 hours to dry. So I let them set over night. I went to dip into chocolate and they started to melt. Hence a 3rd batch. I tasted the mint mixture and the flavor was spot on. Love mint! However, My kids had other ideas in mind when I made them the 3rd time. I had them drying and proceeded to dip them yet again. To find my youngest had a tummy ache from eating the entire batch without them being dipped. So I never got a chance to dip them. SO a 4th time I made these, I'm now an expert, I warded off the kids from touching them until I was completely done. Now I finally got a great batch but still had to do with less powdered sugar then the recipe calls for around 4 1/2 to 5 cups of confectioner's sugar. All in all the result was very good. However a note for others. Have plastic wrap handy to cover the mixture as you are pinching off the dough to keep moist while you are working with it. It does start to dry out fast. Thanks I will make these again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 16, 2007

Terrible! So dry and leaves terrible after taste. Nothing like york.


53 Ratings

Dec 29, 2003

Wonderful recipe! After shaping, I put in the freezer for about an hour and then dipped in melted semi sweet chocolate chips. They turned out pretty and tasted great! I will be making these as gifts for the holidays next year!

Dec 24, 2003

I loved this recipe! I love peppermint patties and thought these were close. The only difference is the milk chocolate instead of the dark that is used with the brand. My son told me he liked these better than the ones you buy. Very good! Thank you for the recipe.

Dec 28, 2010

These are better than any that you can buy in the store. However, you really need to make these small because a little goes a long way. I added a few tablespoons of corn syrup to the peppermint mixture because many reviews said they were dry. Then I rolled balls and flattened them. Then I froze the mints and dipped them while still frozen. I did not have any troubles with the mints melting.

Dec 03, 2009

Love this recipe! I've made these for the last 2 years and given them (along with my home made peanut butter cups) to my daughters' teachers. I follow the recipe as written but instead of rolling it out, I roll the dough into little balls and flatten them a bit I put a small amount of chocolate in the bottom of a MINI cupcake liner place the dough on top and cover with a little more chocolate. YUMMY and so pretty with Christmas themed paper liners

Dec 14, 2009

My husband loves peppermint patties so I made them for my Christmas baking and he loves them, my father in law ate 6 of them!! I used dark chocolate and a TBS of criso because it gives the chocolate a nice shine. This will be a Christmas tradition for years to come in our family!!

Feb 07, 2004

These taste very similar to York Peppermint Patties - Yum! The only difference is that they are a bit drier. They are also slightly difficult to dip in the chocolate -- I found it easier to press the mixture in a pan and pour the chocolate on top.


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  • Calories
  • 87 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 2.7 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 12 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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