You’ll love this vegan and paleo recipe for Homemade Peppermint Patties. They are so fun and yummy, and made without oil or refined sugar.

homemade peppermint patties in bowl with nutcracker ornament

Homemade Peppermint Patties

I’ve made chocolate candies in the past, but this is the first time I’m sharing a recipe. It’s actually not that hard! My recipes has six ingredients, but it’s still easy to make. I love the combination of coconut butter and cocoa butter because the texture is amazing, but not overly coconut-flavored.

You’ll see from the photos that these aren’t the pretty peppermint patties that you buy in a store. This homemade version will have imperfections in appearance, that’s just how it goes, but I promise you the flavor makes up for any visual flaws.

peppermint patty with nutcracker in background

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For another healthy and easy dessert recipe, you should check out my Vegan Molasses Cookies.

peppermint patties

Here’s my printable recipe:

Homemade Peppermint Patties that are vegan and paleo, with no refined sugars. This is a healthy treat to enjoy anytime of year!

Homemade Peppermint Patties (Vegan & Paleo)

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x


You’ll love this vegan and paleo recipe for Homemade Peppermint Patties. They are so fun and yummy, and made without oil or refined sugar.



  • 1/3 cup coconut butter
  • 1/3 cup cocoa butter
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla bean powder or 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup dairy-free chocolate baking chips


  1. Combine coconut butter and cocoa butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until the coconut and cocoa butters are melted and remove from heat. Whisk in the vanilla, honey, and peppermint extract.
  2. Use a serving spoon to carefully pour the mixture into a silicone mold (I used this one) or a mini muffin tray.
  3. Place the mold or tray into the freezer for at least 30 minutes to set. This will be the bottom layer of your peppermint patties.
  4. After 30 minutes, remove the tray and set aside.
  5. Place the chocolate baking chips in a double-boiler or a microwavable bowl. Heat until just melted, stirring until smooth. Pour the chocolate over the peppermint patties to form the top layer.
  6. Place your mold or tray back in the freezer for at least another 30 minutes or until the chocolate has re-solidified. Carefully remove the patties from the mold or tray and serve cold or slightly cool.
  7. If your house is warm, keep leftovers in the fridge so they don’t melt.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: vegan, paleo


  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 70

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