Easy homemade peppermint patty recipe with just a handful of ingredients! Copycat “York” peppermint patties but BETTER. Simple soft, sweetened mint candy covered in chocolate for a delicious, easy peppermint patty candy.
- 1/4 cup softened butter
- 1/3 cup light corn syrup
- 1-2 tsp peppermint extract*
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 2 cups dark dipping chocolate**
- chocolate jimmies if desired
Combine butter, corn syrup, extract and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix with an electric mixer for about 3 minutes, until ingredients are well combined and are holding together.
Remove dough from bowl and break off about 2 teaspoon-sized sections. Roll into a ball and gently flatten with your hands. Put patties down on a pan lined with wax or parchment paper. Once all patties are made, place pan in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
Melt chocolate in microwave for 1 minute 20 seconds. Let sit for an additional minute in the microwave. Remove and gently stir. Remove peppermint patties from freezer. Use a fork or a handy Winton Dipping tool to dip each patty in the chocolate, flip to coat the other side, then tap to remove any excess. Transfer chocolate coated patties to wax paper to cool. Top with chocolate jimmies if you’d like.
*Add 1 teaspoon peppermint extract, then mix until well combined. Taste dough. If you’d like them to be stronger, add an additional 1/2 to 1 teaspoon extract. You can also use 2 drops of peppermint essential oil instead or even 2 teaspoons mint extract for a subtler mint flavor. Think Andes Mints as opposed to Starlight mints! Yum.
Store in an airtight container, refrigerate if preferred but it’s not necessary. Yields 40 mints.