Homemade Peppermint Patties

Delicious homemade peppermint patties coated in a dark chocolate shell
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 50
Author Gina Kleinworth


  • 5-1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/8 tsp concentrated peppermint flavoring
  • 4 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 4 tbsp shortening


  1. Line several baking sheets with parchment paper
  2. Combine 2 cups of confectioners sugar & all of the sweetened condensed milk in mixer bowl
  3. Beat with paddle attachment until well incorporated
  4. Add flavoring & remaining confectioners sugar 1/2- 1 cup at a time beating in between until dough is stiff but still pliable
  5. Roll the dough into a log, wrap in plastic wrap & freeze for about 30 minutes
  6. Remove & slice into rounds & place on prepared parchment lined baking sheets
  7. Return to freezer for another 15 minutes
  8. Temper the chocolate coating by combining the chocolate & shortening in a medium glass bowl
  9. Microwave in 30-second increments on medium power until melted & smooth
  10. Dip one pattie at a time into the chocolate using a fork, tap the fork on the side of the bowl to shake off any excess chocolate
  11. Place back on cookie sheet & repeat until you have coated all the patties
  12. Return to freezer for 10 minutes to set the chocolate
  13. Store in refrigerator