Homemade Candy Cane Peppermint Patties

These homemade candy cane peppermint patties are the perfect Christmas treat! And so easy to make, just prep the peppermint mixture, freeze, slice and dip!

Homemade Peppermint Patties

These Homemade Candy Cane Peppermint Patties made the nice list this year. Did you? πŸ˜‰

Peppermint patties are a sweet, but refreshing treat and these homemade ones will blow your socks off! The best part about making them yourself is that you control how much chocolate to dip them in. These babies have a thick coating of dark chocolate just how I like it!

Homemade Peppermint Patties

These Homemade Candy Cane Peppermint Patties are great on their own or as part of a larger cookie/treat platter! If you are not hosting this year, they would make a great hostess gift or gift for a friend or co-worker!

You will start by beating together butter, corn syrup, evaporated milk, vanilla and peppermint extract, confectioners’ sugar and crushed candy cane to make the filling. Then you will roll them into logs, 1 inch wide, like the ones pictured above. Put those logs in the freezer to set 20-30 minutes before slicing them into patties!

Homemade Peppermint Patties

Then it’s time to get dipping!

Dip each patty in a heavy coating of dark or semi-sweet chocolate! You could also use milk chocolate if you prefer, but generally peppermint pairs better with a darker chocolate.

Dark Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Patties

The last step before putting them in the refrigerator to set, is to sprinkle them with a little more crushed candy cane!

Homemade Peppermint Patties

They are best kept in the refrigerator until gifting or eating! They will keep up to a month in the refrigerator πŸ™‚

Homemade Peppermint Patties

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Homemade Candy Cane Peppermint Patties

  • Author: Sprinkles & Sea Salt
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 18 patties 1x



1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1/3 cup light corn syrup

1 tbsp evaporated milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp peppermint extract

3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1/2 cup + 2 tbsp crushed candy cane

2 cups dark or semi-sweet chocolate


In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with blade attachment beat butter on high until smooth, scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula

Add the corn syrup, beat until smooth

Add the evaporated milk, vanilla and peppermint extracts, mix

Add the confectioners’ sugar 1 cup at a time, mixing until fully incorporated and mixture starts to form a ball

Gently mix in 1/2 cup crushed candy cane

Roll mixture into a cylinder that is 1-inch in diameter

Put in the freezer for 20-30 minutes

Remove from freezer, reshape with your hands if it lost any of it’s roundness

Slice into patties that are about 1/2 inch wide

Fix patties to make sure they are all round

Melt chocolate in a double boiler until smooth

Prepare a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper*

Using a fork or slotted spoon, dip patties into chocolate to coat completely

Allow any excess chocolate to dip off into the bowl and set patty on the parchment lined baking sheet

Sprinkle immediately with remaining crushed candy cane

Repeat for all patties**

Put baking sheet in the refrigerator to set at least 1 hour

Store patties in refrigerator for up to 4 weeks


*Depending on the size of your baking sheet you may need 2

**You may need to melt chocolate in 2 batches, a cup at a time, or re-melt the chocolate half way through

  • Prep Time: 40 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Sweets
  • Cuisine: Candy

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Homemade Peppermint Patties



Looking for more Holiday Treats? Check out these recipes: 

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Candy Cane Cookies

Homemade Honeycomb

Matcha Milk Chocolate Cookies 

Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Maple Ginger Cheesecake Parfaits

Double Dipped Muddy Buddies



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  1. Karly said:

    Amazing!! I definitely making these!