Homemade York Peppermint Patties (Party Mints)

This homemade York peppermint patties recipe tastes just like York peppermint patties - actually, better! These chocolate peppermint patties are perfect for the chocolate and mint lovers in your family. It is our kids' most favorite Christmas candy recipe and we make around 3 batches for them every Christmas!

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2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 egg white (meringue powder may be substituted)
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
4 small lids peppermint flavoring (try 1/21 tsp.; then add more to taste if you need to.)
1 pkg. (12 oz.) almond bark OR chocolate melting wafers


  1. Mix the powdered sugar, egg white or meringue, butter and peppermint flavoring.
  2. Make into small balls about the size of a quarter and then flatten on a cookie sheet.
  3. Put in the freezer.
  4. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler.
  5. When the chocolate is melted, take the mints out of the freezer.
  6. Put a toothpick through the center of a mint and dip into the chocolate. If the mints on the cookie sheet begin to soften and thaw, refreeze. (They are easier to dip when they are frozen.)
  7. Put the dipped mints back onto the cookie sheet and let the chocolate harden in the freezer.
  8. Wrap each mint in a piece of 5×5 inch foil. Makes twenty 2-inch mints.