Homemade peppermint patties are surprisingly easy to make! A rich, dark chocolate coating covers a sweet, soft, peppermint filling. Enjoy these sweet treats this season – this version is vegan, gluten free, and allergy friendly.
Halloween…it’s almost here. It can be so tricky to make sure everyone feels included on this candy centered holiday. It’s not fun to have to say “no” to your children when they come home from trick or treating with a bucket full of unsafe treats.
Of course, there are a few things that you can do to help your children with food allergies feel good about Halloween. You can have safe treats or toys ready to make an exchange with your children for their unsafe candy, you can buy safe candy, and you can also make safe versions of popular candy at home.
Which brings us to these homemade peppermint patties.
They’re allergy friendly, vegan, and SO delicious. Much tastier than the store bought version.
Cool and creamy peppermint filling is coated in delicious dark chocolate. Just a few ingredients are all you need to make this special dessert.
- Dairy Free Chocolate Chips – Both Enjoy Life and PASCHA Chocolate make several varieties of allergy friendly chocolate chips. Take a look at their sites and see if something will work for you!
- Powdered Sugar – Use the powdered sugar that works for your diet. If you use powdered sugar that contains tapioca starch rather than corn starch, then this recipe will be corn free. You don’t need corn syrup to make the filling.
- Vegan Buttery Spread – I used Earth Balance soy free vegan buttery spread in this recipe. You should be able to use whatever brand of buttery spread that works for your dietary needs.
- A mixer is necessary to mix this dough. Since the dough is thick, an electric mixer is very helpful to create a smooth texture.
- You can get foil candy wrappers at Michael’s or Jo Ann’s to make these candies even more fun. Once the patties are chilled and firm, just wrap them in the foil wrappers. You could also put the finished candies inside of Halloween themed cupcake wrappers.
Step by Step Instructions
- Mix the powdered sugar, vegan buttery spread, non-dairy milk and extracts to make the filling.
- Roll the filling into balls and flatten. Refrigerate.
- Melt the chocolate and stir in the oil.
- Dip the chilled patties into the melted chocolate.
- Wrap in foil candy wrappers if desired.
You can make even more varieties of chocolate treats at home – read my guide on how to make allergy friendly candy.
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Homemade Peppermint Patties (Vegan, Allergy Friendly).
Rich and delicious homemade peppermint patties are the perfect holiday treat!
Put the sifted powdered sugar, vegan buttery spread, extracts, and non dairy milk in a mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed until the dough comes together into a big ball. It will be sticky and somewhat firm.
Put the ¼ cup of powdered sugar into a small bowl. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Take tablespoonfuls of dough and dip into the sugar and roll into balls. Place on the cookie sheet and flatten with your hand.
Refrigerate for one hour.
Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler. Stir in the oil. Let the chocolate cool to room temperature. (If it’s too hot, it may melt the filling).
Using a fork, dip the patties into the chocolate, and let the excess drip off. Place onto the parchment lined cookie sheet again. Refrigerate coated patties until firm.
Store peppermint patties in the refrigerator or freezer. You can wrap each peppermint patty in foil candy wrappers if you wish.
These candies will keep in an airtight container for one week.
If you are not dairy free, feel free to use your regular chocolate chips and milk.
Recipe adapted from here.