Contrary to popular belief, it's not as hard to be vegan during the holiday season. With the perfect combination of rich dark chocolate covering a soft and gooey peppermint center, these vegan peppermint patties are the perfect treat for the holidays.

Not only are they vegan, they're also free of the top 8 allergens, making them perfect for nearly anyone to enjoy. Make this recipe for your next holiday cookie exchange or wrap some up and give them as a gift to the vegan in your life. 

Vegan Peppermint Patties

  • Prep Time:30 mins
  • Cook Time:1 hr
  • Total Time:1 hr 30 mins
  • Servings:30
  • Easy


  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
  • optional: crushed candy canes
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  • Step 1

    Combine the melted coconut oil, corn syrup, and peppermint extract in a bowl.

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  • Step 2

    Slowly begin adding the powdered sugar to the wet ingredients. Begin mixing everything together (it is easiest to use your hands for this) until it comes together.

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  • Step 3

    Continue mixing and kneading with your hands until a uniform ball is made. The heat from your hands will help make it easier to stay together.

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  • Step 4

    Using your hands or a cookie scooper, form small patties and place on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper.

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  • Step 5

    In a microwave-safe bowl, add the shortening and chocolate chips. Microwave on high for about 1 minute and stir. Continue this until the chips are completely melted.

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  • Step 6

    Using a fork, place the patties in the chocolate, making sure they are completely coated, and place them back on the cookie sheet.

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  • Step 7

    While the chocolate coating is still wet, sprinkle the patties with crushed candy canes if desired.

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  • Step 8

    Place the cookie sheet in the freezer and allow the chocolate to fully harden before eating.

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