Creamy Peppermint Patties Recipe
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Creamy Peppermint Patties Recipe

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These smooth chocolate candies fill the bill for folks who like a little sweetness after a meal but don't want a full serving of rich dessert. -Donna Gonda, North Canton, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 9 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons shortening

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 275 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 33mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (48g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein


  1. Beat cream cheese and extract until smooth. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating well.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Flatten into patties about 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 in. in diameter. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
  3. In a microwave, melt chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Dip patties in melted chocolate, allowing excess to drip off; place on waxed paper until set. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 8 dozen.
Originally published as Creamy Peppermint Patties in Taste of Home December/January 2003, p31

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2014

"These are awesome! I have been making them for years. My kids love them too."

Reviewed Aug. 23, 2014

"I am making these now and could use some advise. Mine seem really dry. I don't think I can shape them. What can I do to make this easier to handle? Add water? milk? Help?"

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"These are phenominal. Amazing. Even my chocolate haters love them. I tweaked the recipe a bit to make my life easier though. Instead of rolling balls, I made three logs, froze them for a few hours. Then I sliced them to my desired thickness and solidly froze the patties. When it came time to coat I used a trick my sister taught me. I took the melted chocolate off the heat source and let it cool down a bit. It made the coating process a snap. I have requests for these every year."

Reviewed Mar. 27, 2013

"I make these often for holidays. They can also be frozen. Very easy to prepare and they are delectable!"

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

"These are delicious! I also had to double the chocolate, but had no problems with them falling apart. I used a fork to dip them."

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