Mint Patties rank highly in my list of favourite childhood sweets. The shiny emerald green wrapper of the Mint Pattie would always catch my eye on the supermarket shelf. Concealed in the green foil is a flat round disk of sugary peppermint fondant coated in dark chocolate. The delicious minty inside of this Mint Pattie recipe is simply a mix of icing sugar, condensed milk and peppermint essence. Just melt a little of your favourite quality dark chocolate for the top and it’s Mint Pattie time!

Recipe adapted from Frankie Magazine’s Frankie: Sweet Treats

You will need:

  • Large baking tray
  • Stand mixer ( a hand mixer won’t be strong enough)
  • Rolling pin
  • Pastry brush

Homemade Mint Patties

Homemade Mint Patties
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Mint Patties rank highly in my list of favourite childhood sweets. The delicious minty inside of this Mint Pattie recipe is simply a mix of icing sugar, condensed milk and peppermint essence. Just melt a little of your favourite quality dark chocolate for the top and it’s Mint Pattie time!
Servings: Mint Patties
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add the condensed milk, mint essence and 2-3 drops of food colouring to the bowl of a stand mixer. On low speed with the paddle attached beat in the icing sugar a little at a time until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Turn the firm dough out onto a bench dusted with extra icing sugar. Keep working the dough together by hand until it forms a smooth ball.
  3. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Pull off 2 tablespoons of dough and hand roll it into a ball. Flatten into a disc and play onto the tray. When all the dough is used, place them in the fridge to set for 90 minutes.
  4. When all the dough is used, place the chocolate into a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 20 seconds in the microwave. Stir well and heat for another 20 seconds. Repeat until the chocolate has melted.
  5. Use a pastry brush or small spatula to paint the chocolate on the top of each mint pattie round. Place the mint patties back in the fridge for the chocolate to set.

Baking Tips

  • Store the Mint Patties in an airtight container in the fridge. They’ll keep well for several days.
  • The dough is quite firm!

41 Comments

  1. GourmetGetaways

    What a great idea for a Christmas Treat! Yummy! I will have to get the kids to help me make this next time they want to cook, it looks nice and easy.

  2. Tamz

    Yum.. I would of never thought of trying to make a home made version. Might substitute the mint flavour for strawberry and make heart chocolates :D

  3. Choclette

    Lovely photo, make me want to take a bight right now and I haven;t had breakfast yet. Brings back memories of childhood for me too. I used to make peppermint creams half dipped in chocolate for Christmas every year.

  4. Alli

    They used to be my favorite biscuit as a kid too, butnit was always a special treatbif we got them. Yours look delicious

  5. Kara@butterheartssugar

    Ooo yummy! I agree with you about the golden rough, they’re not in the same league.

  6. Lora

    I love peppermint patties! Thanks for this. It could be dangerously good in my house.

  7. Conor @ Hold the Beef

    I really like Mint Patties and I am sure that this is a good recipe and you did a fabulous job and everything but I was so blinded by indignation at reading your baseless accusations of the Golden Rough that I couldn’t really continue reading on. Hmph. How dare you.

  8. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    How clever! I loved mint patties as a child too. They were the right size for a child too! :D

  9. Anonymous

    Team Pattie all the way. I suppose I could look past your coconut trangressions. Just.
    I tried making Golden rough as a kid; it certainly was rough. Note to 10yr old self- white sugar is NOT an ok substitute for icing sugar. I reckon that tainted my experience for life.

  10. Emma

    I love mint patties!! I used to get one of these as a treat not just at school, but when I started nursing school, they will always epitomise school and uni for me – thanks for reminding me.

    I must make these, they look really good.

  11. shaz

    Yay! I love the colour of the patties, and I discovered Mint Patties when I first got here over 12 years ago, it was love at first bite :) Hubby prefers those abominations thought, LOL!

    Might try to make some star shaped ones fro Christmas, thanks for sharing.

  12. Ellie

    This is stunning!! What a great idea for christmas baking.

  13. Nic@diningwithastud

    These look great! I have to admit I wasnt a mint fan as a child. I was def a Golden Rough girl but in my later years (so much nicer than saying “now I’m old haha”) I actually quite like mint and chocolate so I might give it a go

  14. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    You had fabulous taste as a child :) Seeing these made me so excited! I loved any type of chocolate as a child. I remember always getting a ‘Roses’ chocolate box from my nana after each ballet concert :) I just loved those.
    Question: do you find peppermint essence works ok? as I have found that many essences don’t have a v good flavour, almond in particular! I have been looking for almond extract and peppermint extract but can’t find them in regular supermarkets.
    Heidi xo

  15. Imakecake

    Aah… I’ve been waiting for this recipe! I love pint patties. My favourite treat as child was what mum called “frothy jelly”. From memory this was 2 layers of different coloured layers of jelly, with the top layer beaten into froth before the jelly had completely set.

  16. Charlie Radio

    oh my. i rediscovered these about two years ago at Spices, and then for a while I could not go past without getting one (even when we were going to a restaurant…) though I agree, they don’t taste quite the same as they used to. Have you seen the more modern packaging (eg at http://www.chocablog.com/reviews/nestle-golden-rough-mint-pattie/)? Yuk. Anyway. The thought that these might be homemakeable had never even brushed by my mind. Would it work without the electric beater? FOUR cups of icing sugar?! (and GR is totally one of the ugly sisters)

  17. Susan: My Food Obsession

    These look great! I love making ‘home made’ chocolate bars. I’ll have to give these a try!

  18. Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet

    Yum that condensed milk based fondant looks so simple and delcious. I bet they are way better than mint patties, must admit most of the treats I loved as a child taste simply awful now, although my kids adore them.

  19. Scandifoodie

    I love everything minty, especially mint with chocolate!

  20. Gastronomygal

    Fab fab fab fab recipe!! I loved mint patties when I was a child but have suffered the same feeling as you- I think they are different now too! Great idea.. I’ll make a batch of these this weekend!

  21. Michelle Chin

    I didn’t grow up with much sweets, unfortunately. :(

  22. foodies at home

    Wow impressive! My husband loves thin mints and I bet would do the dishes for a month if I made these for him! Thanks!

  23. msihua

    Oh wow! I don’t think I’ve ever had a mint pattie.. but I would love to try one since I love mint!!

  24. Anonymous

    Great idea! They’re super-easy for the little ones to help out in the kitchen.

  25. Anonymous

    Great minds think alike ;)
    Slightly terrified of all the flavours I spotted at Cake Deco. The combos are endless, help!

  26. Anonymous

    Oh gosh, same here for the Roses chocolates. i’d always go straight for the mint and strawberry creams and leave the nut ones for Mum :)
    I found peppermint essence worked really well here. I also don’t like artificial flavours in my baking, espcially almond and orange esssence. I saw a bottle of almond extract in the baking aisle of Spotlight a few days ago, so that might be a source to try. Not sure if you’re in the city often, but Cake Deco has a massive range of flavours oils too. Best of luck!

  27. Anonymous

    Hi Charlie! Oh no, they’ve replaced my favourite green foil with plastic? Boo to them.
    I reckon it would work without an electric beater. With a bit of muscles you could work in the icing sugar a little at a time, and then when it gets too hard just tip it onto a bench and knead it in. It’s pretty sugar intensive, but I got a massive yield with 4 cups, so I’d halve it easily. Probably safer not to have 30 mint patties at arms reach anyhoo ;)
    I’m keen to whip up another batch with a new flavour, so I’ll give the manual prep a go and tweet you if it works or is too much hard work :)

  28. Ieatblog

    I know what you mean by how things seem to taste better when we were young. Maybe it’s because they use better ingredients back then, or merely that we remember more fondly, who knows. But if you can make your own and make it taste better, problem solved.

  29. Cakelaw

    Yummo! I used to (and still do!) love Mint Patties. These look great. I have the Frankie sweets book, and the musk sticks are in my sights.

  30. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Wonderful, thank you, Emma! I will look at Cake Deco next time I’m in the city. I’m still so in love with these mint patties each time I see them :)
    p.s. yes, the strawberry ones were the best!

  31. Sheena

    As a kid, nothing could ever beat the kinder surprise! Though it was more due to the toy inside rather than the actual chocolate. And these mint patties looks lovely, I love anything with chocolate and mint.

  32. Heavenly Housewife

    What a spectacular job you’ve done. THis would definitely be a great holiday treat. I love trying to recreate my favorite goodies at home.
    Wishing you a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving.
    *kisses* HH

  33. Celia

    Yum! I love the pale green hue!

  34. Stacey

    This recipe is absolutely awesome. They taste wonderful. I wouldn’t recommend using electric beaters though to mix it as I nearly burnt the motor out on mine. They are absolutely devine though. I’ve had to match 2 lots in the space of a week. I got 43 from each batch.

  35. Jess

    Gosh, so pretty and it sounds really simple! I’ve got to try this!
    Jess : )

  36. Mary

    These are so simple to make! I am going to have to try these.

    The reason why I like Mint Patties, M&M’s etc. is because of the compound chocolate. :)

  37. Nosillae

    I STILL reach for a mint patty when I need a chocolate/sugar fix! Thanx for the recipe, what an awesome idea….and I’ve just found your blog and am in macaron/fudge/giant cupcake heaven! Your blog is AMAZING-thanks for sharing all your ideas, particularly the macaron story, now I know where to go for great tips when I make them…

  38. Reen2009

    Awesomely good. I made 2 logs, glad wrapped and twisted ends to firm it up then chilled and sliced like cookie dough to save the hassle of rolling out. I completely coated in choc and they were just omg good. Next batch I,ll get creative and coat one side being the base and then graffiti the tops with piped choc to decorate and customize, thanks for a great recipe and a great blog as it is the first I,ve subscribed to.

  39. Noreen Abel

    I made mine by hand, didn,t roll out I simply formed two logs and sliced like cookie dough. Coated completely in chocolate. Response from family, friends and co workers made them an outstanding success. Next time will chocolate the base only and then customize with choc designs on the top for a function at work. Love the recipe and as a first time subscriber to any blog love your site, thanks cakemistress.

  40. Noreen Abel

    I have given these a go and they are mighty awsome. Everyone loved them, I rolled a log and sliced like cookie dough and coated completely in chocolate. I too would not use a mixer and I kept some  icing sugar aside to add at the end if needed when kneading. These will be a firm favourite in my home for sure. Thanks for the site its great.

  41. Emily

    So I have made this recipe twice now, and have some feedback. NO WAY can you make half a can of condensed milk incorporate four cups of icing sugar! Two cups, two and a half max unless you want to be trying to knead crumbs. The other thing – use pure icing sugar, not that ‘icing mixture’ stuff. Icing mixture has a stiffener in it (cornflour, usually) which makes it even harder to knead, and it dries it out really fast too, making it hard to roll out. I found the rolling out didn’t work so well either – the dough stuck fast to the baking paper. In the end I pinched off bits of the dough and hand-formed it into little flat discs.

    Other than that… nice! Dipped in 70% Lindt these taste grand!