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Creamy Peppermint Patties

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
    about 8 dozen


  • 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


  • Beat cream cheese and extract until smooth. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating well.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 275 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 33mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Barbara
    Dec 14, 2017

    These are really good. I did increase the peppermint to 2.5 tsp. and had to increase the chocolate by another cup. In order for the candy to hold together, I really had to manipulate each pattie. I squeezed each one back and forth in my hands several times then made a ball and rolled it a few times in my hands, then pressed them in between my hands to make the pattie and if they cracked around the edges I just smoothed them with my finger. I then froze them before dipping. They turned out beautiful and by being froze I had no problem dipping them. But, I would suggest having an extra person to help it does take a while for one person.

  • mjjm93
    Dec 23, 2014

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

  • RoseVega
    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
    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
    Mar 27, 2013

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

  • MommyJJ92
    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
    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
    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
    Feb 19, 2012

    this is so easy to taste like a york peppermint

  • didee
    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.diane