21 February 2013

Homemade Peppermint Patties

Peppermint Patties have always been a favorite treat in my house.  We used to keep bags of bite sized York Peppermint Patties in the pantry to always have an after lunch treat.  Once we went natural, the originals were replaced by Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Mint Creams.  Now, the poor TJ's version has been replaced by these homemade treats.

Homemade Peppermint Patties are easier than you'd think.  The downside is, they don't last very long!  I imagine I'll have to make a batch a week to keep up with demand.

Homemade Peppermint Patties
Adapted from Design Sponge


  • 2 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 tbsp cold water
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp light corn syrup (Wholesome Sweeteners makes an organic option)
  • 2 tsp peppermint oil
  • 1 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  1. Combine powered sugar, water, coconut oil, corn syrup, and peppermint oil in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix until it comes together.  
  2. Dampen your hands and form mixture into a ball.  Place on parchment paper and flatten into desired thickness.  Add powdered sugar as necessary to keep from sticking.  Use a small cookie cutter to cut into desired shapes.  
  3. Place shapes onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.  Put finished shapes in freezer for 30 minutes.  
  4. Meanwhile, melt chocolate and coconut oil, stirring until smooth.
  5. Coat peppermint shapes with chocolate mixture, working quickly to avoid too much softening.  I don't worry about the messy extra chocolate, it's just bonus chocolate! 
  6. Allow candies to set in refrigerator on a parchment lined cookie sheet.  Store in refrigerator.