If you’ve been wondering how to make homemade Peppermint Patties this is the recipe for you! With only 4 ingredients, all you need to make this healthy Peppermint Patty recipe is coconut oil, dark chocolate, honey, and peppermint extract.
We make this healthy paleo dessert recipe all year round, but especially enjoy it on St. Patrick’s Day.
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted
- ¼ cup honey or agave nectar
- ½ teaspoon organic peppermint extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Combine coconut oil, honey, and peppermint extract in a pint mason jar
- Using a hand blender whisk until smooth
- Refrigerate for 2 hours until firm
- Transfer into peppermint patty mold
- Place mold in freezer for 45 minutes until patties are firm
- Melt chocolate over very low heat and allow to cool thoroughly or patties will disolve
- Dip patties into melted chocolate using a dipping tool
- Transfer to a parchment paper lined small baking sheet
- Place in freezer for 15 minutes
For perfect results with this homemade Peppermint Patties recipe, make sure the coconut oil mixture is rock solid before you dip it in the chocolate. Another tip? Do not over heat the the chocolate. If you have any leftovers, be sure to store them in the refrigerator or freezer, as they will not stay solid if stored at room temperature.
My husband adored these homemade Peppermint Patties, scarfing them down after work the other day. What we love about this gluten-free candy is that it melts in your mouth. The boys enjoyed them too!
Here are some of my other gluten-free candy recipes:
Could liquid stevia be substituted for honey/maple syrup? If so, what quantity would you recommend?
Denise, I haven’t tried that but don’t think that would work. If you experiment let me know how it turns out :-)
Not sure if this was addressed in an earlier comment (there are a LOT of great comments!) – my coconut oil/maple syrup mixture separated and the maple syrup stayed liquidy at the bottom. I let the mixture harden in a bowl instead of mason jar…not sure if that’s the problem. Anybody else have trouble getting the mixture to harden all as one big block?
Also – I mixed in a tbsp of MCT oil into the chocolate, which helps it to stay hard at room temp/colder (it’s like homemade magic shell) and helps keep the candies not so melty.
Rachel, if that happens, chill the mixture again and whip it with a hand blender again to mix the ingredients together :-)
Mary Zach says
What is MCT oil? Thanks for the info!
Mary, MCT stands for medium chain triglycerides :-)
what a mess! These melt separates because coconut oil and chocolate does not want to stick to them
Margaret, thanks for your comment! Sorry these did not work for you and happy to help troubleshoot :-)
Happen to me
Coconut oil was hard and maple syrup on the bottom
I just mixed it with an electric whisk and put back in the fridge
Was ok then
Helene, thanks for your comment!
MARIE-LAURE DE RAVEL says
I’ve been following your wonderful website for over a year now as I’m trying to eat in a healthier way. Thank you so much for all your great recipes; it’s so good to know that healthy food can be easy to make AND taste good too !! As I live in Mauritius(a very small island in the Indian Ocean) I cannot always find all the products needed to replicate your recipes, so I substitute….concerning this recipe, I substituted the peppermint extract for Almond essence/flavour (I did find Peppermint essential oil but I checked closely and the Peppermint extract you use is not the same as the essential oil). My problem is that after mixing the coconut oil, honey and almond extract and freezing it in silicone molds for 20 minutes, the honey had separated from the coconut oil and was at the bottom…..I didn’t even get to putting the chocolate on :(….Your help would be greatly appreciated in solving this mystery…..Thank you again for all your hard work. Marie-Laure.
Hi Marie, thanks for your wonderful comment! I haven’t tried making these patties with almond extract, so not sure if that is causing the issue. You can try reheating the mixture and whisking it again to see if it will come together, and then chilling according to the remaining instructions. Please let me know if that works :-)
HI everyone, does this recipe have any coconut in it, if not then how do the oil, agave nectar and peppermint stick together, I would have thought that the addition of dessicated coconut would act like a binding agent ? Can someone just tell if you should add some coconut or not ? They do look delish and I want to make them. Thanks
Hi Julie, as you can see in the photo above these beautiful patties bind together quite nicely. When the coconut oil goes from warm to cold the mixture binds and hardens :-)
I would love this other than the fact that coconut oil is in it! I cannot touch coconut as I’m allergic. Can you please kindly recommend another oil in order to make these?
Aleandra Delgado says
Hi! Try whit peanuts butter.
If I can find where to buy the peppermint oil I intend to make these for Christmas this year.
Used Doterra essential oil! Delish…
I couldn’t see the dipping thing working before. I have tried to make these in the past myself (without such a recipe and they just flopped) so with instructions this time and a candy mold I was able to pull something together as was suggested by another poster. Melted chocolate, dipped pan in cool water to cool off chocolate, put it in the mold, added some of the honey oil mixture, started to melt, quickly moved to the freezer. They set in just a few minutes and I was able to add the last bit of chocolate. These are very soft and without the mold I think this recipe would have sunk for me. I just don’t have the skills.
How many drops per batch did you use?
Shelly Binkley says
Young Living Oils are the best I know of.
Agree with u. Great oils.
My family absolutely loves this recipe! A double batch lasts about a week. To cut down on time try putting the filling directly into a frosting bag and piping them onto the parchment paper. Then tuck them into the fridge for only freezing. Super quick and cuts down on a lot of mess! Make sure you pipe quickly, otherwise your hand heat will melt the mixture and they will lose their shape. If this does happen just put the bag into the fridge for a little bit. Not the freezer! First time it happened I put it in the freezer and my tip froze solid before my bag could stiffen up. Hope this simplifies things!
After piping tuck them into the freezer for their only freezing*