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, 0 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 1-1/2-1-3/4 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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mjjm93 User ID: 8179666 215741
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2014

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

RoseVega User ID: 7951038 42605
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?"

rayeellen User ID: 602940 205278
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."

DoggieMom2 User ID: 5596773 113189
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2013

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

MommyJJ92 User ID: 5934037 136710
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."

Nicksmom1 User ID: 6960799 37756
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2012

"I make these every year at Christmas, sometimes I use cookie cutters to make differnet shapes. Have to agree with the other comments reagrding coating process, I usually freeze before coating but havent really perfected a surefire way yet. Still, these are really yummy and easy to make!"

abreendre User ID: 1799143 60671
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2012

"These are good, but I always need more chocolate chips and shortening to coat all the wafers. I also reheat the chocolate if it cools down too much."

shortytalk User ID: 1598556 66119
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"this is so easy to taste like a york peppermint"

didee User ID: 55514 66117
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"It's almost impossible to "dip" these, Instead I roll them, flatten them onto wax paper, then I put the cookie sheet in the freezer. Then I take an offset spatula and spread the choc. onto the top side, then I remove from freezer, flip them over and do the same. Yes it's work but imo these cannot be "dipped" no matter what you do, they just tend to fall apart.


buttercupbaker User ID: 6407829 136708
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"I make this every year...I triple the peppermint extract it calls for. I also split the batch and do half with green food color and half with red."

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