Peppermint Patties

Peppermint Patties
March 6, 2017 Kimberlie

Peppermint Patties

Peppermint Patties, The Finer Cookie.

Henry Kessler of the York Cone Company minted Peppermint Patties in 1940. His cream wafer, dipped in dark chocolate was distributed to local candy shoppes throughout New England for more than 30 years. Not until the Peter Paul Candy Company marketed them nationwide did this creamy candy make its fortune. Stamped, dipped and wrapped for market, they're fondly remembered as our childhood candy.

Mint your own batch of Peppermint Patties. This gluten-free filling, made with cream cheese and confectioners sugar, holds firmly when dropped in melted chocolate. Wrap these handcrafted coin-sized candies in foil and carry them in your bag. Peppermint Patties melt only when you bite. Snack on one or two because they're fresh and clean tasting. Tell me how you liked them in the comment section below.

Thank you Food 52 and Sarah Jampel from Taste and Tell Blog for this reliable recipe. See the original Food 52 post.

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  • Makes 30 candies

Mise en Place the Peppermint Patties

Make the Peppermint Patty Dough

  • With a whisk attachment, whip the cream cheese until very smooth and creamy. Ensure there aren't any lumps.
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    Cream cheese that’s been fluffed and creamed.

  • When the cream cheese is smooth and fluffy, add the peppermint extract.
  • Add a drop or a speck of leaf green food coloring to the cream cheese and mint mixture.
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    A dab of leaf green gel colouring is all you need.

  • Switch to a beater blade and add the confectioners sugar by the heaping spoonful.
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    The fluffy cream cheese is now a mint green color.

  • With each spoonful of confectioners sugar, the cream cheese will become firmer and firmer. Stop when the filling feels firm enough to hold together, but doesn't feel dry to the touch when pressed together. You want the filling to be smooth and not cracking dry. If the filling becomes dry, add 1 teaspoon of water and recombine. It's important the filling be supple and flexible.
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    The peppermint pattie dough, smooth and supple.

Assembling the Peppermint Patties

  • Roll the peppermint patty filling into small balls and flatten them gently with your finger. Allow them to be free form and charming.
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    Roll the peppermint pattie dough until each one is smooth.

  • Lay the prepared filling on a prepared tray and cover with plastic. The filling will dry quickly if it isn't covered.
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    A tray of peppermint patty dough.

  • Cover with plastic wrap to prevent drying. Set aside.

Dark Chocolate Coating for the Peppermint Patties

  • Melt the dark chocolate and coconut oil over very low heat in a small saucepan. When the chocolate is melted, you'll need some depth so that the mint filling will submerge.
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    Coconut oil softens the dark chocolate a little when it cools.

  • Drop the peppermint into the melted chocolate.
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    Drop a peppermint patty in the melted chocolate.

  • With 2 forks and/or a spatula, lift the submerged peppermint out of the chocolate and let it drain a bit.
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    Use a fork and an offset spatula to lift the peppermint patty from the melted chocolate.

  • Set the coated peppermint patty on a tray lined with parchment. Allow the chocolate to cool and set.
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    Coat each peppermint patty in melted chocolate.

  • Once the chocolate is cool and set, wrap each mint in green foil, drop them in you purse or give away. They will also keep in an air tight container. No need to refrigerate.
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    Peppermint Patties, The Finer Cookie.

10 Comments

  1. Diane 2 weeks ago

    Tasted these at Kim’s place the other day. Sooo good and refreshing. Looking forward to make a batch of my own.

    • Author
      Kimberlie 2 weeks ago

      Thanks Diane.

  2. Hilary 2 weeks ago

    I LOVE peppermint patties. Almost to a fault. When I was a kid, they were my go-to treats! I would devour anything chocolate and peppermint. While I’ve lost the intensity about them, I still do love them. Will have to give your recipe a try! 🙂

    • Author
      Kimberlie 2 weeks ago

      Thanks Hilary. They’re super easy, especially for someone like you.

  3. I am weird. I do not like peppermint alone, but pair it with chocolate and I’m sold. I don’t think I’ve tried peppermint patties, before, but if they taste kind of like an After Eight, I love them. Beautiful treat, to bring to parties as a hostess gift.

    • Author
      Kimberlie 2 weeks ago

      Hi Nicoletta, Yes, they taste like After Eight, but better. At least I think so.

  4. OMG I LOVE the look of these! Bookmarked!!

    • Author
      Kimberlie 2 weeks ago

      That makes me smile. Thanks Mardi.

  5. I love everything about these! So minty and delicious.

    • Author
      Kimberlie 6 days ago

      Thank you Charlotte. I hope you try these. They’re easy to make. Thanks for your comment.

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