Yes, I know you can buy them at the store but how much more fun is it to make them at home? I mean, really.
Peppermint patties are one of the most classic duos of chocolate and peppermint that I can think of. They’re right up next to mint chip ice cream and candy canes dipped in hot cocoa. They’re sweet, they’re soft, and they’re really easy to make.
Now in the past I’ve tried the method of rolling out the filling and cutting it with a small cookie cutter. While this way totally works, I’ve found that it’s so much faster and simpler to form the “dough” into a log kind of shape and slice it into circles as you would do with slice and bake cookies. Ooooh, and speaking of cookies these peppermint patties are perfect for making these chocolate chip cookies that I like to make around the holidays or St. Patrick’s Day.
I also much include the fact that these make such a fun diy gift to give all year long, and especially at Christmas time. I also love that the ingredients are so simple so that you can control exactly what’s in them and skip all those unpronounceable words.
Anyway, I really hope you give these a try and, as always, I’d love to know what you think!
Homemade Chocolate Peppermint Patties (Vegan+GF)
- 1/3 cup coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
- 1/2 teaspoon pure peppermint extract or more to taste
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup arrowroot starch or organic cornstarch
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup dairy free semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
Place the coconut milk, coconut oil, peppermint extract and vanilla extract in the bowl of a mixer. Add the starch and half of the powered sugar and beat with a mixer on low speed. Gradually add the remaining powdered sugar. Beat until a smooth dough forms.
Form the dough into a thick log (about 1 1/2" diameter. Press the log tightly together so that there are no air pockets in the dough. Place a long sheet of plastic wrap on the counter or table. Wrap the dough in the plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough for at least 2 hours. Once chilled, remove from fridge and use a sharp knife to cut the log into small circles (like slice and bake cookies).
Combine the chocolate and oil in a double boiler and heat until melted and smooth. Using a fork, dip the patties one by one in the chocolate, then place on a tray lined with parchment. Let cool until the chocolate is set, then serve. Store in the refrigerator.