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Peppermint Patties Recipe

Homemade Peppermint Patties

Homemade Peppermint Patties are one of the easiest minty desserts to make for St. Patrick’s Day or any other holiday. Dark chocolate & mint are perfect!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dark chocolate, peppermint
Prep Time 25 minutes
Chill 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 50 patties
Author Gina Kleinworth


  • cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14oz
  • tsp concentrated peppermint flavoring (not extract)
  • 4 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 4 tbsp shortening


  • Line several baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Combine 2 cups of confectioners sugar & all of the sweetened condensed milk in mixer bowl.
  • Beat with paddle attachment until well incorporated.
  • Add flavoring & remaining confectioners sugar, ½- 1 cup at a time- beating inbetween until dough is stiff but still pliable.
  • Roll the dough into a log, wrap in plastic wrap & freeze for about 30 minutes.
  • Remove & slice into rounds & place on prepared parchment lined baking sheets.
  • Return to freezer for another 15 minutes.
  • Temper the chocolate coating by combining the chocolate & shortening in a medium glass bowl.
  • Microwave in 30-second increments on medium power, stirring inbetween each increment until melted & smooth.
  • 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.
  • Place back on cookie sheet & repeat until you have coated all the patties.
  • Return to freezer for 10 minutes to set the chocolate.
  • Store in refrigerator.