Homemade Peppermint Patties

Well, crud. I lied. I thought we were done doing our Easter baking but when I saw the recipe for Creamy No Bake Mints over on For Such A Time As This we just had to make them. I love chocolate and mint together. And they are kind of Eater-y, right? I mean, I dyed the mint pink. That kind of counts. Right?

They were so easy to make and so, so delicious! My kids gobbled them up quickly!

* 3 ounces cream cheese
* 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract (or mint)
* red food coloring
* 4 1/4 to 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Beat the cream cheese, mint extract and food color in a mixer bowl and beat until smooth.

Gradually add the powdered sugar and mix until mixture becomes very stiff.

(Make sure you have someone to help.) =o)

Shape into 3/4 inch balls and flatten to form patties.

We coated ours in melted chocolate =o)

Store tightly covered in the refrigerator.


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  1. wow! those look soooo yummy! I love peppermint… I think I could eat the whole tray of patties myself! thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing…

  3. I do beleve I’ll have to make some of these. Thanks for sharing.
    ‘hugs from afar’

  4. YUMMY!!!! I love that! Thank you for sharing the recipe 🙂
    Have a great day,

  5. I LOVE IT!!! My dad is a HUGE peppermint patty fan, I can’t wait to make these for him!

  6. I { L O V E } peppermint patties! I will be making these this week ~ thank you for sharing.

  7. These look so delicious! My sister has always been the mint maker in my family but I’m going to make these and see if I can take away the title!

  8. I say keep the Easter treats coming, especially when it’s something as delicious as this.

  9. Looks yummy, and like something I could actually make!

  10. These look really yummy, and they also look really pretty! I would gobble these up too

  11. mmm – I LOVE peppermint and chocolate. I think I might have to stop coming here and seeing all the delicious things you make…

  12. oh yum! cream cheese in chocolate! how can u go wrong with that. ANd that is one gorgeous shade of pink. i am sure your daughter was crazy over this!

  13. Mint patties are a biggie with my family. I can’t wait to make these! Thanks for sharing. I love your little helper too!

  14. Uhhh…yes, please.

  15. Love these! Puttin them on my list 🙂

  16. OMGosh, this looks sooo yummy Ÿ

  17. I love chocolate and mint too! These sound wonderful, and yes, pink makes them perfect for Easter:)

  18. Oh my gosh! Yum and so easy! Thank you for sharing! I’m having a giveaway at Mushki loves for a spring plaque please stop by if you get a sec.!

  19. I like the idea of using cream cheese! So many recipes have a million ingredients (condensed milk, etc) i just blogged about ones I made using raw honey (if you’re interested in an alternative): http://fullbellysisters.blogspot.com/2011/04/homemade-peppermint-patties.html

    And if you’re still in a candy-making mood, we’ve got Almond Butter cups on there, too 🙂

  20. Mmm…I love homemade mints, and actually kind of like them better without the peppermint extract, just plain! Fabulous idea covering them in chocolate!

  21. Thanks for sharing, I am going to try these.

  22. Ohhh, yummy! I love chocolate and mint.

    Thanks for stopping by and linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday.

  23. I am having a special sunday Easter Linky buffet Any Easter recipe accepted no limit to what you like to submit. I am taking submissions till saturday. http://deedeesdelights.blogspot.com/p/special-easter-sunday-buffet.html

    I love it if you add this!

  24. omgosh Erin, these look so yummy! …and easy, do you think I could whip up a batch withOUT the kids knowing! I LOVE peppermint patties! lol
    About how many does this recipe make?

    Thanks for sharing!!!

  25. These look fantastic! I’ll definitely be trying these soon. Thanks for sharing!

  26. I so want to try these. Peppermint patties are my favorite! I featured these this week.


    Jo @ SmileMonsters

  27. Yum! We made some very similar for christmas and I can just about taste the deliciousness when I’m looking at your pictures!

  28. These look great! And they’re so easy! I gotta make some! 🙂

  29. YUM! I love peppermint patties, and these would be so much fun to make instead of spending the money on the packaged ones.

  30. Thanks for stopping by! You peppermint patties look great! I love the idea of coloring the inside! Why didn’t I think of that? I could have made mine green on the inside as well!

  31. Looks sooooo good!

  32. Thanks so much for adding this yummy treat to my party. I don’t think I need to make this right now because I have an uncontrollable appetite for chocolate. Heehee. Hope to see you next week!——- Shannon

  33. oh how clever…love the pink center. oh ya!

  34. I just love it! Thanks for sharing. Love your space.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  35. Oh, my sister would love these!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  36. Auntiepatch says:

    How do you please the cream cheese??? LOL!