These go down in history as my most favorite treat I have made in years. They top all of the cupcakes, cookies, and bars I have made recently.

I enjoyed making them because they are different and unique. Not to mention, they are incrediblly delicious and refreshing. I may be biased, but I truly think they taste better than York peppermint patties!


The recipe called for peppermint oil, with strict instructions not to use peppermint extract. I search high and low, far and wide and could not find any peppermint oil, besides the aromatherapy junk in Bath and Body Works. I didn’t think that was ideal.

So what did I do? I broke all the rules and used peppermint extract. I combined it with some vegetable oil, and the consistency came out perfectly!


The creamy inside is a mixture of butter, powdered sugar, peppermint and vanilla extracts, a touch of vegetable oil and evaporated milk.

Once is it mixed, it goes into the fridge for about an hour to get firm so it can be rolled into balls.

After some more refrigeration, I pressed each ball down with the smooth side of a meat tenderizer.


They weren’t perfect, but they just ended up in my tummy anyway. :)

After these babies were firm enough, I dipped them in chocolate and let them freeze a while longer. 


 The end result was unreal!

My chocolate coating is not the prettiest, but let’s be honest here – we all know I don’t have much patience. I coat the creamy peppermint in chocolate, then have to rush to get it in the freezer while my eyes, hands and heart and begging for it to get in my mouth. 


And correct me if I’m wrong, but can these easily be made vegan with substitutions for the butter, milk and chocolate chips?


 I will never eat a store-bought peppermint patty again.

Well . . . unless I’m really hungry.



Peppermint Patties

adapted from Joy of Baking

2 cups powdered sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

2 tablespoons evaporated milk

1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

drop of peppermint extract 

 1-2 cups chocolate chips

In an electric mixer, beat first 5 ingredients until smooth. Scoop into a bowl and place in the refrigerator to set. Once firm, roll into one inch balls. Push down to flatten. Set in freeze for another 60 minutes.

Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler. Remove patties from freezer and dip in chocolate, setting on wax paper. Freeze again until ready to eat.



I know I say it all the time, but these really are a must-make! Please, please give it a try. They will give you goosebumps.


And my husband still is rockin’ the mustache. Tonight, he will be presented with a lovely meal . . . that does not include meat. Bahahah.


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128 Responses to “Peppermint Patties.”

  1. #
    Linda Wahlstrom — February 12, 2013 @ 11:40 am

    You can get the extract from the pharmacy, it is quite strong and does not take much and pretty cheap.


  2. #
    Christen — February 23, 2013 @ 12:14 am

    I made these today and they were just as amazing as you claimed! So yummy and yes, it’s going to be very hard to ever eat the regular patties again! Can’t wait to try another round! Thanks for sharing.


  3. #
    Alex — February 24, 2013 @ 12:02 pm

    Try Mountain Rose Herbs for herbal oils and extracts.


  4. #
    Cameron Fetrow — July 1, 2013 @ 2:16 am

    Some evidence suggests that peppermint oil may help relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and indigestion. But despite promising research, there is no clear-cut evidence to support its use for other health conditions. “;”`

    Look out for our web site as well <


  5. #
    Armande de la Bije — January 26, 2014 @ 8:42 am

    China olie



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