Double Dip Mints (aka Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Patties)
Makes: 18-20 pieces
This recipe for Double Dip Mints was inspired by one of my favorite candy stores. Homemade milk chocolate dipped peppermint patties are even better than the original candy you are used to!
  • 240g (~1½ cups) powdered sugar, plus additional for rolling
  • 15 milliliters (1 tablespoon) water
  • 15 milliliters (1 tablespoon) light corn syrup
  • 2 milliliters (¼- ½ teaspoon) peppermint extract
  • 170g good quality dark chocolate (I like using something 65% cocoa or higher)
  • 227g good quality milk chocolate
  • 42g (3 tablespoons) unsalted butter or shortening, separated
  1. Combine the sugar, water, corn syrup and peppermint extract in the large bowl of an electric mixer with a paddle attachment on low speed for several minutes, until it forms large clumps
  2. Remove bowl from mixer and use your hands to knead the dough together
  3. Place a sheet of parchment paper (about the size of a baking sheet) on counter and dust with powdered sugar; place dough on top and sprinkle additional powdered sugar on top; top with another piece of parchment paper and use a rolling pin to flatten the dough out to be about ¼ inch thick; freeze dough (still between parchment paper) for at thirty minutes
  4. Remove dough from freezer and use a round cookie cutter or small glass (I used a shot glass!) to cut circles ~1 ½ inches in diameter; roll out remaining dough scraps and cut out additional circles until almost no dough remains
  5. Chill cut dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in freezer for one hour or up to one day
  6. When ready, take out a clean piece of parchment
  7. Melt dark chocolate and half of butter or shortening in microwave of a double boiler; once completely melted, remove peppermints from freezer and dunk each one and then place on clean parchment paper
  8. Chill peppermint patties in freezer for one hour and repeat dipping process with milk chocolate and remaining butter or shortening; freeze again until completely cooled
  9. Store in an airtight container or ziplock bag in freezer up to one month
Recipe for peppermint patties from Dessert for Two
Inspired by my favorite chocolate candy store
Recipe by Keep It Sweet Desserts at