You only need four simple, inexpensive ingredients to whip up these homemade Chocolate Peppermint Patties! This copycat recipe is so easy to follow and is even better than the ones you’ll find in the candy aisle.
Copycat Peppermint Patty Recipe
Sweetened condensed milk, peppermint extract, powdered sugar, and dark melting chocolate are all you need to make the most perfect peppermint patties! These sweet, minty treats are a classic that I love making at home.
While you can certainly enjoy them all year round (I surely do), they’re the best around the holiday season! I usually find myself making the most homemade candy around Christmas, and it’s even more fun when that candy has tasty peppermint flavor.
Copycat recipes are the best because let’s face it – sometimes they’re even better than the real thing! While I love the classic store-bought peppermint patty candies, this homemade recipe really knocks it out of the park when it comes to both flavor and consistency.
Why You’ll Love this No Bake Peppermint Patties Recipe:
- Inexpensive: If you’re trying to impress your friends on a budget, then you need this recipe! It only calls for four ingredients, so you definitely won’t be breaking the bank.
- Copycat: York Peppermint Patties are one of my favorite treats, and this recipe is even better than the real deal. You’ll love this easy copycat recipe!
- Easy: The steps for making these patties are super simple. This is a wonderfully hassle-free homemade candy recipe. Oh, and it’s a no-bake recipe, too!
Trademark Note: In the spirit of transparency, I want to note that this is a copycat recipe for York Peppermint Patties. The Hershey Company is a proprietary brand that I want to acknowledge and give credit to.
If you love peppermint desserts, be sure to try these peppermint brownies!
How to Make Homemade Chocolate Peppermint Patties
Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!
- Beat together the sweetened condensed milk, peppermint, and half of the powdered sugar.
- Add the remaining powdered sugar.
- Beat the ingredients until a dough forms.
- Roll the filling into balls, then place them on parchment paper.
- Press down on the peppermint balls.
- Allow the patties to dry out at room temperature.
- Heat the chocolate in the microwave.
- Dip the patties into the chocolate.
- Return the patties to the parchment paper.
- When the chocolate sets, enjoy your peppermint patties!
In an airtight container in the refrigerator, peppermint patties will stay fresh for up to 1 week.
These peppermint patties can stay fresh at room temperature for a little while, but they last so much longer when kept in the refrigerator.
I usually keep these copycat peppermint patties plain and classic! However, around Christmastime, I do like to add festive sprinkles on top of the still-wet chocolate while the patties are lined up on the parchment paper.
Yes! While dark chocolate is my personal favorite and the most traditional to use here, you can really substitute it for any chocolate you’d like.
Hand these peppermint patties out to neighbors or make some just to munch on while you watch Christmas movies with the family. They’re delicious at all times and for pretty much any occasion!
A dark chocolate shell with a creamy, minty interior… These homemade peppermint patties really make for the best bite every time.
Recipe Tips and Notes
- Don’t try to rush the drying process. It may take some patience, but you really need to let the patties dry so their consistency is perfect.
- Package these patties up in cute baggies or festive tins around the holiday season. They make adorable gifts!
- Dark melting chocolate usually makes for the easiest dipping experience.
Treat yourself, your friends, and your family to some homemade candy that’s even better than the real deal when you make these perfect peppermint patties!
If you make this recipe be sure to leave us a comment or rating. Enjoy!
Copycat Peppermint Patties Recipe
- ¾ cup sweetened condensed milk 234 grams
- 2 teaspoons peppermint extract 8 grams
- 4 cups powdered sugar 452 grams
- 24 ounces dark melting chocolate 680 grams
- Kitchen Scale (optional)
- In a large mixing bowl, using a hand mixer, beat together the sweetened condensed milk, extract, and half of the powdered sugar.¾ cup sweetened condensed milk, 2 teaspoons peppermint extract, 4 cups powdered sugar
- Once it becomes a paste, add in the remaining powdered sugar. Continue beating together until it is no longer wet. It will thicken and become a stiff dough. It should be completely dry without being sticky.
- Spoon a tablespoon of filling and roll into a ball. Place each ball onto parchment paper, and then press down to shape into a round patty, about ¼-inch in thickness.
- Allow the patties to sit at room temperature to dry out, for 2-3 hours.
- Once the patties are done drying, in a medium bowl, microwave half of the dark chocolate for about 90 seconds. Stir the chocolate until it is smooth and creamy. If the chocolate is not completely melted, return the bowl to the microwave and add an additional 30 seconds as needed.24 ounces dark melting chocolate
- Using a fork, dip the patties, one at a time, into the melted chocolate, completely covering each piece. Gently return the dipped patty to the parchment paper until the chocolate sets. Repeat with remaining patties and chocolate.
- Yields: 28 2- inch patties.
- When making the filling, I used the paddle attachment, but mixer beaters will work too. I have made these using a fork, although as the filling thickens, it is very hard to combine.
- You can substitute 3 cups of semisweet chocolate chips, mixed with 1 tsp vegetable oil, to dip the patties. I prefer melting chocolate because it sets faster. Using chocolate chips will result in a slightly softer shell coating.
- You can also substitute white melting chocolates, or milk chocolates for different flavors.
- You do not want to skip the time the patties need to dry out. Otherwise, when you dip them in the melting chocolate, they will not hold their shape.
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