Chocolate Covered Peppermint Patties – Eileen Ford

These cool peppermint patties are made with mashed potatoes!

Servings: 48

  • 1Cup mashed potatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tblspn melted butter
  • 2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 8 Cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 8 (1 oz) squares semisweet chocolate
  • 2 Tbs shortening


1.  In large bowl, mix together the potatoes, salt, butter, and peppermint extract.  Gradually mix in confectioners’ sugar; mix in enough to make workable dough, between 6-8 cups.

2.  Knead slightly, and roll into cherry-size balls.  Flatten balls to form patties.  Arrange on sheets of wax paper, and allow to dry overnight.

3.  Place chocolate and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl; Heat in microwave, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth.  Dip patties in melted chocolate, and let cool on wax paper.

Prep Time:  45 Minutes

Cook Time:  5 Minutes

Ready In:  8 hours 50 Minutes

Servings:  48