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Make Some Easy Peppermint Patties for the Festive Season!

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Making candy canes is a lengthy process and takes skill and precise temperatures. So making them at home isn’t the easiest, this recipe is a delicious and will take no time to through together.

Soft and minty two bite patties are perfect for the holidays. A colorful treat that your kids will gobble up!


  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 - 2 tsp peppermint extract or mint extract OR any other extract you want
  • 3 - 4 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • food coloring - preferably gel
  • ½ cup granulated sugar


  1. Combine butter and corn syrup together in a small bowl.
  2. Stir in your extract of choice.Add 2 cups powdered sugar and mix until well combined.
  3. Stir in an additional cup of powdered sugar.
  4. Knead the mixture until the powdered sugar is absorbed and the dough is completely smooth, adding additional powdered sugar if needed.
  5. Divide dough into three portions.
  6. Tint one portion red with the red food color/gel and one green. Leave one portion white. If the dough gets sticky, knead in more powdered sugar, ¼ cup at a time.
  7. Shape into ¾ inch balls and roll in granulated sugar.
  8. Flatten gently with a fork.

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