Homemade Peppermint Patties
Creamy smooth, minty fresh center with a thin chocolate coating makes these Peppermint Patties better than any store-bought ones.
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 3 cups white granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup corn syrup
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- Peppermint Oil, start with 1/4 teaspoon, add more if desired
- 3-4 cups Chocolate, melted
- In a large heavy sauce pan mix cream and sugar together. Let soak for a few minutes.
- After soaking, bring to a slow boil over a medium heat. Add corn syrup. Stirring constantly.
- Using a pastry brush and water to wash down sides of pan several times while boiling.
- Using a candy thermometer, cook to 236 (See notes regarding calibrating your thermometer).
- Pour out onto damp marble slab, cookie sheet or mixing bowl (avoid glass as the mixture is very hot). Place butter in center of batch.
- Cool until warm to touch then beat or use bread hook in electric mixer. Beat until mixture turns creamy and firm.
- Add peppermint oil.
- Form into balls then lightly press into patties. Chill between forming if to sticky.
- Chill then dip and fully coat in chocolate.
- Place dipped chocolate patties on cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Chill until chocolate is set.
The cream center base can be made several days before flavoring and dipping.
To calibrate a thermometer, put the thermometer into boiling water. Water boils at 212 degrees at sea level. Look up the boiling point of water for your altitude. Read the temperature of your thermometer when the water boils. If it doesn't match the boiling temperature for your altitude, you will need to adjust your recipe temperature by the difference between the boiling point at your elevation and the reading you took on the thermometer. For example, if my thermometer reads 202 degrees when the water boils at sea level, my thermometer reads 10 degrees less than accurate. This means when I cook a candy that needs to reach 285 degrees, I will have met 285 degrees when my thermometer reaches 275 degrees (more or less assuming the error in the thermometer is constant across all temperatures).
It’s tough not to eat the whole batch… you’ll just need to find some friends to share with. 😉
Haha… I love this! Thanks for the sweet comment.
Haha. I’m so happy to see you are so excited. They are totally tasty and worth making.
Hey Heather. These little mint patties are so good. Thanks for stopping by! P.S. I love your blog. 🙂
They are awesome homemade! You will love them.
Thanks Lydia! They are rich, creamy and just perfect!
My husband is going to freak when I show him this post. He loves peppermint patties and I’m sure he would make these every week if he knew he could make them right at home.
Omg can we say yum?!? I just love peppermint! I will have to give your recipe a try
Robin Rue says
My kids love peppermint patties. I had no idea that you would be able to make them like this at home.
Those look so good! They look just like the York peppermint patties that I love. Plus they look easy to make, which is a plus for me!
Diane Hickman says
Oh my goodness! These look just like the real thing. I don’t know if could make them and not eat the whole batch?
Angela Tolsma says
I love how you’ve written out the directions. Because I would probably start to panic half way through worrying about screwing up the mints.
Wow, these look divine! I love chocolate and peppermint. And homemade is always better.
Courteney Noonan says
These look and sound so yummy! I’m definitely going to try and make these for me and my family – we’re big fans of chocolate and peppermint haha
Brandi Puga says
Oh my gosh i need to make the RIGHT NOW! Peppermint patties are my favorite! I am sharing this so i can find the recipe STAT!
I have such a love hate relationship with these – sometimes I really crave them, like I could load my mouth full of them and it wouldn’t be enough and sometimes I can’t even stand the smell of them. These do look dead delicious though, I might give these a try – they could sway me to just being normal and liking them all the time haha x
Bill S says
These look so good! I never would have thought to try to make these before, they are a favorite treat of mine.
Oh I have always wanted to make these homemade! They must be amazing. I think I will have to give them a try!
I love peppermint patties and yours look really good! I am bookmarking this for future use!
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Terri Steffes says
I love making these and our recipes are the same. I think they are so fun. My mom is not a chocolate fan, so she rolls hers in powdered sugar. They are good like that, too.
YES. Everything about this YES. Chocolate and mint together are my one true big weakness, and now I CAN MAKE THEM! I’m so excited, and will be doing this!
Heather @ Country Life, City Wife says
I personally don’t eat mint/chocolate (long story lol) but my husband would love this. Looks so easy, too!
Dawn McAlexander says
I love these things. They are one of my favorite snack candies. I would love to try this homemade recipe. I bet it’s awesome!
I’ve been wanting to make this type of dessert for a long time, definitely keeping this page on my phone! They look (and sound) so delicious!
Cecilia Cannon says
oh my gosh! i can’t believe you made that. you are an amazing baker and I envy your talent
I am not much of a baker but this recipe looks easy enough for even me to succeed at!! PLUS then I’ve got all those delicious peppermint patties 🙂
Lindsey Paris says
Oh yes, no taking just one, or just five. I’ll pile up a bowl and get to eating them right away!
Mandy Carter says
Let me start by saying YUM! I had never thought of making these but this inspires me to try.
Who knew making my favorite candy could be this easy! I always get a craving for these so I should start making these at home!