Homemade Peppermint Patties

Homemade Peppermint Patties: why buy from the store when you can make these minty treats at home! #copycat #peppermintpatty

Homemade Peppermint Patties- shape these in traditional discs or make them as a football treat! #gameday #copycat #peppermintpatty www.shugarysweets.com

Homemade Peppermint Patties. Not just any Peppermint patties either…how about if I made them in the shape of footballs? Apparently there is a big game this weekend? Yeah, I wouldn’t know much about it. I will be at a swim meet. Seriously. Some genius decided Superbowl weekend is the perfect weekend for a swim meet. We will be there from morning until around 9pm. Jealous?

Don’t worry about me, and my whining. I’ve made up for not being able to go to a Superbowl party. I’ve been creating treats and snacks ALL WEEK. I’ve enjoyed my fair share of guacamole, chips and salsa, Reese’s Dip and more! And these little football truffles? Yeah, they’re almost gone too! Shhhh, don’t tell, but I saved a few for the swim coaches, to thank them for all their time (I’m sure some of them would rather be sitting in front of a TV eating nachos)!

But, back to the Peppermint patties. I found this recipe to make homemade patties on Tasty Kitchen. I slightly altered some of the ingredient amounts, and changed the preparation instructions to cut out some time for you. Originally the recipe said to make the filling. Chill it for a few hours. Then shape it and chill again for a few hours. I skipped that first chilling step with NO problems.

Homemade Peppermint Patties- shape these in traditional discs or make them as a football treat! #gameday #copycat #peppermintpatty www.shugarysweets.com

The inside of these candies are so soft, I would say the exact texture of a peppermint patty!

And who wouldn’t love to see a plate of these on the dessert table this weekend? Perfect to give you fresh breath after salsa, nachos and pizza!

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Yield: 5-6 dozen

Homemade Peppermint Patties

Homemade Peppermint Patties


  • 1 jar (7oz) marshmallow cream (Fluff)
  • 10 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 5 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 pkg (16oz) chocolate Candiquik (chocolate candy coating)
  • 1 cup vanilla Candiquik (almond bark)- optional for footballs


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream, butter, and extracts until fully combined. Add in powdered sugar and mix on medium speed until well blended (may take a couple minutes for it to come together).
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Using about 1 Tbsp of filling, shape into a ball, then flatten it for the traditional shape. If wanting to make footballs, shape into a ball and then pinch the ends. Continue until all filling is used. Cover with saran wrap and freeze for about 2 hours (or overnight).
  3. Melt chocolate Candiquik according to package directions. Using a toothpick, dip frozen peppermints into the chocolate. Tap until all the excess has dripped off and place back on the parchment paper. Repeat until all peppermints have been coated. These should be set within minutes, because you are doing them while still cold.
  4. Store at room temperature in a covered container!
  5. If making footballs, melt vanilla Candiquik according to package directions. Pour into a small ziploc bag and cut the corner off. Pipe laces onto footballs. Sets within minutes! ENJOY!

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94 comments on “Homemade Peppermint Patties”

  1. These are adorable! I just had a peppermint patty for lunch today and would love to start making these on my own. Thank you for the recipe and inspiration!

  2. Funny, I just made some peppermint patties yesterday…but the football ones are so cute!

  3. What a great idea! Love the little footballs 🙂

  4. They look phenomenal and so beautiful! You have the steadiest hands to work with these little things! Such a great job on these!

  5. Liz

    So cute! Not watching football either – not a fan! I’ll be staying in and eating all the goodies 🙂

  6. These are so cute!!! I LOVE peppermint patties!

  7. I love these! Peppermint Patties are one of my favorite candies. I am making something with peppermint this weekend, but now I want to just make these!

  8. How cute are these?! They would liven up any football spread.

  9. Good lord, do I love a peppermint pattie. This could be….dangerous.

  10. I do love peppermint patties! Those football shaped ones are simply adorable!!! At least you will have your iPad to keep you company and up to date on the score at the swim meet 🙂

  11. I love peppermint patties and these in the football shape ones are just so cute and festive. 🙂

  12. I tried to make some homemade peppermint patties last year (a different recipe) and they didn’t turn out so great. Your recipe sounds much better and your picture is amazing!

  13. Saw this this morning, and they looked so good I just had to make them! Just enjoyed a couple, and the kids and hubby approve too! Now I just need to “hide” the rest so I don’t eat them all tonight! =)

  14. You have no idea how happy I am to see this (and that I have all the ingredients needed)! This is my husband’s favorite candy and he will be thrilled when I surprised him tomorrow afternoon with them! Thank you!

  15. Oh em gee, Aimee! These patties are super cute! The boys would LOVE these for game day on Sunday. Maybe I’ll dip the footballs in red and gold chocolate for the niners 🙂

  16. Ashley @ kitchen meets girl

    I am IN LOVE. That is all.

  17. MaryLou

    These look fantastic! Can’t wait to try them. Lucky you going to a swim meet, my daughter swam for 10 years. I miss it. 🙁

  18. pinch me. 🙂 I must be dreaming. You jsut made my very favorite chocolate candy at home Aimee!! I am LOVING this and can’t wait to try them out for myself. I seriously LOVE peppermint patties and the footballs? How incredibly adorable!

  19. heather

    I make these all the time and everyone loves them. I make mine with condensed milk and pepermint oil. I also use the wilton pepermint flavored candy melts. i am interested to try this recipe to see how different it tastes.

  20. Aimee, these are the cutest!!! Love love!!!

  21. That’s just wrong! Don’t the dads want to watch the game? Or do they stick the moms with meet duty? LOVE the peppermint patty footballs. OMG so cute!

  22. I can’t wait to try these! My favorite dessert, and I’ve always wondered about making them myself.

  23. These are so much better than football cake pops; I LOVE peppermint patties

  24. oh man these look so good! And super fun to footballize them

  25. Heya, I found you via Tidy Mom. These are too cute! I love the footballs! My boyfriend made a vegan version of peppermint patties for me with confectioners sugar, brown rice syrup, and semi-sweet dark chocolate chips. Homemade candy is the best!

  26. Gwyneth

    Oh YUM!!! I have a bag of slightly stale marshmallows…wonder if/how they would work.

  27. I have such a major weakness for peppermint patties! These look absolutely wonderful, Aimee!

  28. Aimee your have out done yourself this time! My kiddies will love these, putting on my to bake list! Thanks for sharing!

  29. These look amazing and oh so adorable! I am in love with your blog and all your tasty treats.

  30. They’re so cute! I love that they’re not that difficult to make. 🙂

    I don’t like football but scheduling a swim meet on Super Bowl Sunday? Wow…

  31. OMG I don’t even like Peppermint Patties and I want to eat these. They are adorable! I’m so sorry you can’t enjoy the Superbowl; though really all your missing is a bunch of yelling at the TV. 😉 At least in my house anyways. Oh and maybe some chili, but you could have that any old time.

    Have a nice weekend!

  32. these are too cute! what a great recipe for the big game!

  33. I want these so much. One of my fav treats. And how cute are those footballs?!

  34. So clever! And I love your presentation! 🙂

  35. I could eat a dozen of these! Beautiful!

  36. Totally love these as little footballs – almost too cute to eat!!
    I’d love for you to come over and share at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party

  37. HI, I always see your pins on Pinterest because we share a group board 🙂 Love your stuff, and hope to satisfy my sweet tooth here often! I’ve temporarily (stress on temporarily) cut back on refined sugar, but that doesn’t mean I will not indulge again one day or get my daily does of inspiration from here 🙂 After all, I’m a sweets kind of girl 😉

  38. Peppermint patties are a favorite in our hose. I really want to make them ourselves!

  39. Those are seriously the cutest. thing. ever. 🙂

  40. Oh, WOW, Yum. Seriously, York Peppermint Patties are the only candy bar I cannot pass up. And now I can make my own. Maybe that isn’t a good thing because I’m the only one in my family that like chocolate with mint, but I’m going to make them anyway. Thanks for sharing. I found you at the What’s Cookin’ Wednesday link party. Have a great day.

  41. Aimee– these look incredible! YUM. I’m such a peppermint patty fan…these are going on my list! 🙂

  42. Just adorable and unique! So creative!! And I love peppermint!

  43. Of all the candies- peppermint patties are my favorite- how didn’t I know until now that they are so easy to make- and those footballs are to die for cute. I will bookmark them for football season!!

  44. Karen

    My ex used to make the white cream center at York Peppermint Company where they originated in York, Pa. before they were bought out by Hershey Company and moved to Mexico. He came home smelling like peppermint! lol

  45. Linda

    I love these! Was just wondering if I could substitute raspberry extract for the peppermint. I was going to make a batch of each for those that don’t care for peppermint.

  46. Sue-ellen Bauer

    I was considering making easter eggs from them…bet it would beat cadbury’s candy eggs. Using vanilla candiquick on the outside as well..and use festive pastel colors to decorate an egg shapped patty. Something to ponder..

  47. Oooo, these look delicious! I’m thinking that I’ll have to try using melted semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of the candy coating since I haven’t been able to find peanut-free candy coating so far.

  48. pam

    Having a hard time setting up my own page so I can like and save. i just can’t figure it out I keep trying . Instead of having to go to each recipe and download it . why can’t I just save it to a folder or my own page errrg. please. help

  49. Laura

    Quick question. Your instructions are to refrigerate 3 hours or overnight and then it says to dip FROZEN patters in chocolate. Are they really from freezer or just refrigerator? Making for a baby shower! The dad is all about football and these are adorable! My daughters favorite candy growing up were pappermint patties so I think she will be pleased! Thanks

  50. Can these be made into truffles for gifts?

  51. Rachel

    Can’t wait to make these! Do these have to stay refrigerated though? And how long do they last? (If they’re not eaten immediately that is! 😀

  52. Renee

    Hi there,
    I am from Australia and just wanted to know if you can purchase marshmallow cream and Candyquik ( I have no idea what that is) here in Australia or something similar.

  53. Peppermint patties are among my favorite candies. I look forward to trying this recipe. Making them into footballs is such a cute idea!

  54. Rachael

    I love the recipe! These little delights are a wonderful idea! What is the calorie intake and nutritional info?

    Please answer me!

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  56. This looks wonderful.I did it, its delicious. Thanks for share this recipe.

  57. my son is rugby fan. i will make this for him. Thank you aimee!

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