All-Natural Peppermint Patty Recipe

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These all natural peppermint patties are made with honey, confectioners sugar, peppermint oil, organic dark chocolate chips, and coconut oil. They taste just like the popular brand!

All Natural Peppermint Patties…Yum!

This all-natural peppermint patty recipe is a delicious treat to make for a special occasion, or as a replacement for store bought candy! I love peppermint patties…they’re one of my favorite candies. And I’m not above purchasing the famous version available in the candy aisle…ahem. I even tried a natural version from my co-op that was made with honey. They were tasty, but pricey.

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Homemade Peppermint Patties

After trying the all natural version I got a bee in my bonnet to make my own peppermint patties! There are a ton of recipes online, but I created my own instead. Sometimes this works out great, sometimes it’s a total flop. This recipe works great and we love them!

Some recipes use sweetened condensed milk, corn syrup and butter, or coconut oil. I may go back to each of those recipes and try them in the future to do a comparison. This recipe uses honey, peppermint essential oil (food grade), confectioners sugar, organic dark chocolate chips, and coconut oil. Here’s what I did…

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Peppermint Patty Recipe

I used raw honey as the base and added pure peppermint oil. Add confectioners sugar to this mixture until it resembles a fondant or dough that can be rolled out and cut into circles. The candies went in the freezer to harden while I melted my dark chocolate chips with a little coconut oil. Then, once I had the dipping chocolate ready, I pulled the candies out of the freezer, dipped them, set them on waxed paper to harden, and topped each peppermint patty with decorations to make them festive.

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Peppermint Patties

These all-natural peppermint patties are made with dark chocolate, confectioners sugar, honey, coconut oil,  and peppermint oil. They taste just like the popular candies from the store. 
Prep Time20 mins
Freezing & Melting25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Author: Lisa Lombardo

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1/4 tsp pure peppermint essential oil
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Organic, dark chocolate chips regular size chips
  • 1 Tbs coconut oil

Instructions

  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine honey and peppermint oil. Add confectioners sugar 1/2 cup at a time, and combine until all of the sugar is incorporated. As sugar is added, it will become difficult to stir and you will have to knead the rest of sugar in, as the mixture becomes a soft dough. 
  • Use a sifter to cover counter with confectioners sugar. Roll dough out to about 1/2 – 1″ thick (as desired). Cut dough into rounds with a cookie cutter or round glass.
  • Place candies on a cookie sheet and place in freezer for 15 minutes to harden.
  • While candies harden, prepare dipping chocolate. Using a double boiler or a bowl set on top of another bowl, place chocolate chips and coconut oil in top bowl. Fill bottom pan or bowl with very hot water.
  • Stir chocolate chips and coconut to melt, being very careful not to get any water from bottom pan into chocolate mixture.
  • When chocolate is melted and smooth, remove candies from freezer. Dip each candy in the melted chocolate, cover with chocolate, and remove with a dipping tool or 2 pronged fork.
  • Place coated candy on waxed paper and top with edible decorations, if desired. Allow to harden. Store candies in the refrigerator until consumed.

Notes

I used organic dark chocolate chips and Now brand pure peppermint essential oil (make sure that your peppermint oil is food grade or pure essential oil) from my buying club (food co-op) but you can find these in other places too.
These candies are not as hard as the store bought version. They need to be stored in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat them or they get kind of melty.
 
Decorate your candy to fit the occasion!

Some Tips For Making Your Own Peppermint Patty Candies

If you aren’t really that concerned about the ingredients, you can certainly try one of the popular recipes online. The one that I used as a starting point for my recipe is from Butter with a Side of Bread. I didn’t have corn syrup or peppermint extract to follow these recipes.

Since I wasn’t going to the store, I replaced the corn syrup with honey and used the info from this post about replacing peppermint extract with peppermint oil…How Do I Substitute Peppermint Oil for Peppermint Extract? If you are using a different brand of peppermint oil, or if you are using peppermint extract, you may need to adjust the amount you use.

I’ll be honest, I don’t make candy all that often. We really don’t need sugary sweets around tempting us! Sometimes I buy organic chocolate bars, or organic candies for special occasions…and I’ve been trying to cut back on those extra purchases. I had all of the ingredients on hand and wanted to make these peppermint patties to celebrate a special occasion with my family. 🙂

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Give your kids the candy they want, without all the artificial ingredients! Make some for Easter this spring!
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Lisa writes in-depth articles about gardening and homesteading topics. She grew up on a farm and has continued learning about horticulture, animal husbandry, and home food preservation ever since. She has earned an Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is a self proclaimed gardening freak and crazy chicken lady.

In addition to writing for her own websites, Lisa has contributed articles to The Prepper Project and Homestead.org.

The author lives outside of Chicago with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry.
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About Lisa Lombardo

Lisa writes in-depth articles about gardening and homesteading topics. She grew up on a farm and has continued learning about horticulture, animal husbandry, and home food preservation ever since. She has earned an Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is a self proclaimed gardening freak and crazy chicken lady. In addition to writing for her own websites, Lisa has contributed articles to The Prepper Project and Homestead.org. The author lives outside of Chicago with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry.

6 comments on “All-Natural Peppermint Patty Recipe

  1. Jennifer Cook


    Lisa, I used bitter chocolate mixed with milk chocolate to get the dark chocolate I wanted. Yummy! (I didn’t have the chips you used so I kind of made my own chocolate instead). Thanks for sharing this!!!

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    1. Lisa Lombardo Post author

      Hi Jennifer,
      Great! Thanks for sharing that info for others who may not have the same ingredients on hand! I’m glad you liked them. 🙂

      Reply
  2. WT Abernathy


    Hi LIsa!
    Wow, what a great recipe for Valentine’s Day:) I haven’t done much chocolate work aside from from some glazed cakes but this recipe just seems to be calling me… is the mint bite as clean and strong as the peppermint patties we can buy in the store? Not sure if that’s important, but I guest would be a good gauge-

    Cheers to you and your loved ones:)

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    1. Lisa Lombardo Post author

      Hi WT Abernathy… My husband thought they tasted just like York Peppermint Patties…except better, lol. 🙂 I think the ‘except better’ part may have been just to make me feel good! My son thought that the peppermint was a bit stronger than he cared for. It was difficult to know how much to put in because the recipes I found all used peppermint extract. I do think that if you taste test the peppermint candy dough and want more flavor, you could need more extract or oil in to up the intensity.

      Today I decided to try a peanut butter cup recipe I found online. I’m taking these to Jury duty this afternoon to test them on an unbiased audience. I want to attempt the ‘Reese’s PB Egg’ recipe I found online at some point before Easter.

      Let me know if you try this recipe and how you like it!

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