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Creamy Peppermint Patties Recipe

Creamy Peppermint Patties Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional 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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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."

mwalker21 User ID: 987317 83192
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"If you like Peppermint patties, you will love this easy recipe.

Please note, I mix the cream cheese and powdered sugar in a mixer, which makes the filling perfect. Also, I double the chocolate for dipping with a little left over for pretzels~"

Lindalee73 User ID: 6057475 86653
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2011

"Very good; several compliments."

conajohn User ID: 5693204 120938
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2010

"The taste is heavenly! Coating them is the hardest part of making them. After 4 years and trying different methods I've found that using two large 3 prong meat forks works best."

tammyjean1966 User ID: 4180410 37755
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2010

"These were soooo goood! They are very simple, but as the other reviewer stated, once you try and dip them in the chocolate, they start to melt...I put them in the freezer for about an hour and then dipped them really fast!"

marciedarciestuff User ID: 3221145 37570
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2009

"Tasted good and was easy until it cam etime to coat them. Although they had been chilled they still melted once they touched to chocolate. May have to try freezing them."

5hungrykids User ID: 1062637 120883
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2008

"These were good. My kids loved them, which surprised me a little. Mine seemed a little dry, not creamy like the title says. Not sure what I did different. Will make again, though."

eldigphoto User ID: 87246 66116
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2008

"closest recipe I've found to an actual York Peppermint Patty!!!

very easy for kids to make!!!"

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