Yield: 5 dozen

Homemade Peppermint Patties

Prep Time 1 hour
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 4 hours

Peppermint filling wrapped in sweet chocolate; this Peppermint Patty recipe is easier than you ever realized. Skip the store bought candies and make your own! Shape them like footballs for a game day treat!


  • 1 jar (7 ounce) marshmallow cream (Fluff)
  • 10 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 5 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 package (16 ounce) Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers
  • 8 ounce Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers, 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 Ghirardelli chocolate wafers 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 white chocolate according to package directions. Pour into a small ziploc bag and cut the corner off. Pipe laces onto footballs. Sets within minutes! ENJOY!


  • See blog post for recipe tips, tricks, and substitutions.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 0g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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