This Peppermint Patty Candy is a homemade holiday treat that is refreshing and great for gifting and serving alongside Christmas cookies.
You can make this recipe for $3.51. The recipe makes eighteen patties for just $0.20 per serving.
It is time to fill up those holiday trays to deliver to friends and family. Are you wondering what to include on your tray this year? We have you covered! Along with this recipe, we recommend our Christmas Fudge, our Easy Snickerdoodle Cookies, and our Crockpot Candy.
With only a handful of ingredients, this recipe comes together quickly and easily. This is a fun one to get the kiddos involved with while blasting that Christmas music! But really, these cool and creamy treats are enjoyable anytime during the year, not just the holiday season.
We all know and love York Peppermint Patties. We remember our grandfather always giving us one when we would visit, and it was like a special treat each time.
There is something magical about the soft and sweetened peppermint candy that is coated in chocolate. And now you can enjoy that little piece of magic whenever you want without leaving the comfort of your own home.
Ingredients & Cost:
- 2 ½ – 3 cups powdered sugar – $0.87
- 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter – $0.30
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract – $0.12
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract – $0.15
- 3 Tablespoons heavy cream – $0.21
- 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips – $1.74
- 1 Tablespoon shortening – $0.12
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- First, make the peppermint filling.
- Form the filling into a log roll and chill in the freezer.
- Cut the log into ½ inch pieces.
- Then, roll into a ball.
- Gently flatten the balls into discs using the bottom of a glass (dip the bottom of the glass in powdered sugar so the discs don’t stick to the glass!).
- Next, place the discs in the fridge to chill and melt the chocolate.
- Finally, dip the discs into the chocolate.
- Let them set until hardened. Drizzle with additional chocolate if desired.
RECIPE VARIATIONS AND SUBSTITUTIONS
- If you have leftover chocolate from dipping the peppermint discs, I like the use a fork to drizzle the chocolate over the discs. It adds an extra special touch to the candies with very little effort.
- Alternatively, add melted chocolate to a plastic squeeze bottle and drizzle peppermint pattie after they are set.
Serve: Add melted chocolate to a plastic squeeze bottle and drizzle peppermint pattie with chocolate after they are set.
Store: Store the peppermint patty candy in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Freeze: Place the candies in a freezer-safe storage container and freeze for 1-2 months. Defrost at room temperature for 1-2 hours.
- microwave-safe bowl
- measuring cups
- handheld mixer
- measuring spoons
- baking sheets
- mixing bowl
- sharp knife
- mixing spoon
The creamy, peppermint-flavored filling is made of powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and peppermint extract, and heavy cream. The ingredients are beaten together until stiff peaks form. The filling is rolled into a log and then chills before cutting it into slices to create the discs that are dipped into chocolate. The filling is cool and refreshing!
A peppermint patty is small and circular. So while the filling is covered in chocolate, the treat is not considered a candy bar.
We believe these treats are so irresistible because of the contrast of flavors. The chocolate shell on the outside, covering the creamy peppermint filling, is a dreamy flavor combination.
GET KIDS INVOLVED
Ages 2-3: Your little one can help roll the filling into balls. A fun counting activity will be to count the balls as he places them on the baking sheet.
Ages 4-5: Guide their hands as you show them how to use a glass bottom to gently flatten the balls into discs.
Ages 6-8: Have your child pre-measure the ingredients. Teach them how to use a handheld mixer to beat the filling mixture to stiff peaks.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe, unsupervised, while you do the happy dance in the corner!
When you have lots of treats to deliver to neighbors and friends during the holiday season, it can start to add up! This is a cost-effective dessert to make for your holiday trays. It makes a lot of treats for less than $5.00. No need to buy York Peppermint Patties at the store; make this copycat recipe instead.
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Peppermint Patty Candy
- large bowl
- handheld mixer
- measuring cup
- baking sheet
- Measuring spoons
- chef's knife
- Microwave-safe bowl
- mixing spoon
- 2 ½ – 3 cups powdered sugar plus some for dusting
- 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter softened
- 3 Tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 Tablespoon shortening or coconut oil
- Additional chocolate for drizzle optional
MAKE PEPPERMINT FILLING:
- Beat 2 cups of powdered sugar, and butter until well combined, in a large bowl.
- Slowly add heavy cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, until well combined. Then add in the extracts and beat until mixed together.
- Slowly add more powdered sugar until the mixture is stiff.
- Set the peppermint filling on a piece of parchment paper and roll it into a log that is 2 inches in circumference.
- Let the filling chill in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes, or in the refrigerator overnight.
CUT AND SHAPE FILLING:
- Cut the log into ½ inch thick pieces, using a sharp knife. Using powdered sugar if the dough is sticky, roll it into a ball.
- Softly flatten the ball into a circular disc using a glass that has been dipped in powdered sugar.
- Set the discs on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
- Place the discs in the refrigerator while you prepare the chocolate.
MAKE CHOCOLATE COATING:
- Heat the chocolate and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl at 50% power for 30 seconds.
- Continue heating and stirring for 20-30 seconds at a time.
- Stop just before the chocolate is completely melted. Stir the chocolate until smooth.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
ASSEMBLE PEPPERMINT PATTY CANDY:
- Take a few patties from the refrigerator and dip them into the melted chocolate. Continue until all are dipped. Let the candy set until fully hardened. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
- For the chocolate drizzle, add melted chocolate to a plastic squeeze bottle and drizzle peppermint pattie after they are set.