Mint Candy Recipes

Browse trusted recipes for mint candy, like homemade mint patties, peppermint bark, peppermint marshmallows, and cream cheese mints, complete with ratings, reviews, and cooking tips.

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Erika's "Frango" Mints

Rating: 4.33 stars
This recipe was passed on to my mom from her dear friend Erika Brooks who was an amazing cook, baker, and cake decorator in 1984. This recipe is based on the famous Frango® candy that was sold at the Bon Marche in Seattle, WA. I have substituted other extracts for different flavors. If I want a pretty look, I pipe the chocolate into small candy papers with a pastry tip. The result is a soft smooth chocolate candy.

Peppermint Patties

Rating: 4.49 stars
I have made these every year as one of many Christmas treats. My family really loves them, it wouldn't be Christmas without them! When you dip, tap the fork on the edge of the pan to shake off excess. Slide the patty onto waxed paper -- you can use the fork to make a little swirl on the top to make it pretty.

Peppermint Brittle

Rating: 4.67 stars
A Christmastime treat! This holiday confection is gobbled up quickly by guests, and it is so easy to make. The cool crunch of peppermint with creamy white chocolate is a divine combination.

Cream Cheese Mints

Rating: 4.35 stars
These seem to be everyone's favorite holiday candy recipe. Could be the melt in your mouth texture, or perhaps the sweet peppermint taste. Could also be the fact that this is the easiest candy recipe around! If stored in airtight container, these can be frozen for a couple months. These can also be made into pretty shapes by rolling in granulated sugar, pressing into candy molds, and dropping them out.

Mint Patties

Rating: 2.85 stars
The mixture for the mint centers is simple for making mints.

Milk Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Rating: 4.42 stars
This peppermint bark has a delicious milk chocolate layer on the bottom with white chocolate and bits of candy canes on top.

5-Ingredient Peppermint Bark

Rating: 4.66 stars
This layered peppermint bark is a delectable blend of semisweet chocolate, white chocolate, and peppermint. Semisweet, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate can be used.

Peppermint Bark

Rating: 4.47 stars
Milk chocolate and white chocolate make this a sweet treat for anyone. Great for the holidays and care packages.

White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Rating: 5 stars
Even fans of non-white chocolate enjoyed! Stored in the refrigerator, the bark will keep for a week.

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Rating: 4.56 stars
I double this recipe and put it in a heart-shaped silicone baking mold for Valentine's Day! I prefer using silicone baking molds as it is easier to pop right out of the mold without having to use a cooking/baking spray.

Peppermint Marshmallows

Rating: 4.48 stars
These homemade marshmallows with a hint of peppermint are great for adding to a cup of hot chocolate.

Layered Peppermint Bark

Rating: 4.61 stars
I never liked peppermint bark until I tried this recipe. The soft ganache center contrasts perfectly with the crunchy peppermints.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chocolate Covered Peppermint Patties
Rating: Unrated
These cool peppermint patties are made with mashed potatoes.
Bavarian Mints
Rating: Unrated
These mints were always a part of the holiday cookie exchanges in Nebraska.

Grandmama Pampas' Old-Fashion Pull Mints

Rating: 4.5 stars

These mints are so good! They're the soft, melt-in-your mouth kind that remind you of trips to your grandparents' house. Yum! This is best done on a marble slab, but can be done on a very clean baking sheet, although it may affect the temperature of the candy.