Over the years I have tried many different holiday treat recipes, trying to land on some favourites that my girls and husband love. Last year we tried making homemade peppermint patties and they were such a huge success, they were #1 on the list for Christmas candy this holiday season.
I love this recipe because its super easy, though it does take some time to actually make everything. The thing with all candy recipes is they usually require some time in the fridge or freezer, but other than that these are no bake and deliciously easy.
A side note: if you are not huge on peppermint candy, I encourage you to try these anyways. I would never rush out to buy a box of peppermint patties (though I do love a Jr. Mint in my popcorn at the movies hah) but these are definitely one of these treats that are FAR BETTER homemade! You won’t be able to stop popping them in your mouth!
Christmas Candy Peppermint Patty Recipe
Peppermint Patty Ingredients
These are super simple and don’t require very many ingredients at all! All you will need is:
- 5 cups of icing sugar (plus more if your “dough” isn’t stiff enough)
- 2 tsp of peppermint extract
- 1 300 ml can of sweetened condensed milk
- 4 lbs of semi sweet chocolate chips (or your chocolate of choice)
Assembling your Peppermint Patty Christmas Candy
Mix your icing sugar, sweetened condensed milk and peppermint extract in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment on low. Once all the ingredients are combined, take out aa little ball of “dough” and roll it in your fingers. Set it on the counter and if it doesn’t spread everywhere, its thick enough to hold its shape. If it does sprinkle in more icing sugar until it no longer spreads after resting on the counter.
Take the peppermint candy dough out of the mixer and roll in a big ball. Place in some saranwrap or parchment paper and refrigerate for 1 hr.
Making your shapes
To shape the dough into little circles, we like to roll out the dough with a rolling pin between two sheets of parchment. You can sprinkle more icing sugar on the top and bottom if your dough is sticking. We like our patties to be about 1/4″ thick but this is totally by preference, so they can be thicker or thinner. Once rolled out take a small circle cookie cutter and cut out all your circles. Place them on two parchment lined baking sheets and put those in the freezer for 20 min to harden.
Melting the chocolate
To dip these patties we use 4 lbs of chocolate! I know this seems like a lot but I have tried it with less and always always run out. To melt your chocolate put it in a glass bowl and either melt it with a double boiler on the stove or in the microwave for 1 min. increments at a time, stirring in between until the chocolate is melted. Set aside to cool, otherwise you will melt your patties.
Dipping your patties
Now you can take one baking sheet out at a time and dip your patties in the chocolate, coating them well. I like to use a fork for this to help drip some of the chocolate off but you can also use your fingers. I like to add some sprinkles on top for a little fun sparkle, but you can also leave them plain.
Once all your patties have been dipped place that sheet pan back in the freezer and do the next one. We were able too get 100 peppermint patties out of our recipe, but this would change depending on your cookie cutter size and thickness size.
Storing your Peppermint Patty Christmas Candy
These homemade peppermint patties will soften if they are not kept in the freezer. Once they are good and frozen after dipping (this only takes another 15-20 min.) you can pile them in a container and place them back in the freezer and they won’t stick to each other.
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