Low-FODMAP ‘Copycat’ York Peppermint Patties; Gluten-free, Vegan

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These low-FODMAP ‘Copycat’ York Peppermint Patties are the minty cool, rich and creamy chocolates that you know and love, but so much better.  Making them from scratch means they taste incredibly fresh, soft and absolutely delicious.

Serve these low-FODMAP ‘Copycat’ York Peppermint Patties alongside my low-FODMAP Chocolate Peanut Butter Crisp Balls and low-FODMAP Chocolate Bark with Pecans and Cranberries, for the best dessert table ever.

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Low-FODMAP ‘Copycat’ York Peppermint Patties; Gluten-free, Vegan

Although this recipe has not been tested, a single serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients

Yield 30-40 patties

Serves 1-2 patties depending on size

Prep and cook time 25 min

Chill time 70 min, divided

Total time: about 95 min


  • 1/4 cup softened butter or vegan spread, for vegan version (I like Earth Balance)
    • I used butter
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1-2 tsp peppermint extract
    • Adjust based on the potency of your extract.  I used 1 teaspoon.
  • 3 cups confectioner’s sugar (vegan certified, if necessary)
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate (select dairy-free for vegan version)
  • 2 tsp vegetable shortening or coconut oil
  • Optional: chocolate sprinkles, white chocolate drizzle (try my low-FODMAP white chocolate recipe), crushed peppermint candies or festive sprinkles


  • Prepare 2 large baking sheets with wax or parchment paper.  Sprinkle one lightly with confectioner’s sugar (this will keep the patties from sticking as you form them).  Set aside for later.
  • Combine vegan spread or butter, corn syrup and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl or bowl of stand mixer.
    • I used my KitchenAid stand mixer with the flat paddle.
  • Mix on medium to high for about 3 minutes, until ingredients are well combined
  • Add the peppermint extract, and mix to combine
    • Use 1 tsp at a time, add more if needed based on the potency of your extract
  • The batter will be quite thick
  • Place the mixing bowl in your refrigerator to cool batter for 15 minutes, this will make it easier to scoop
  • Once chilled, use a scoop or small spoon to break off pieces about the size of 2 teaspoons
  • Roll the pieces into a ball and place them on the baking sheet with the confectioner’s sugar.  Gently flatten the patties with your fingertips, you can flip them easily due to the sugar dusting on the pan
  • Once all the patties are made, place pan in the freezer for 45 minutes.  I found that the patties would soften too easily in the chocolate unless they were very cold.
  • While patties are cooling, in a bowl (microwave) or double boiler melt chocolate and coconut oil or vegetable shortening, stirring frequently
  • Remove and gently stir, allow to cool but do not let it solidify
  • When very chilled, remove peppermint patties from freezer. Use a fork or a dipping tool, dip each patty in the chocolate, flip to coat the other side, then tap to remove any excess
  • Transfer chocolate coated patties to remaining prepared baking sheet to cool
  • As needed, replace patties into the freezer if they become too soft
  • Top with crushed candies or sprinkles, or decorate with melted low-FODMAP white chocolate (place in Ziploc bag and cut corner, drizzle over the patty and then chill)
  • Refrigerate until eating (about 10 minutes to set), then serve at room temperature

These taste exactly like a York Peppermint Patty- BUT BETTER!  Low-FODMAP Amazing 🙂

Comments Rating 5 (2 reviews)

6 Responses

  1. Christmas candy!

    I started making my Christmas candy and these turned out perfectly! Better than my old recipe that contains sweetened condensed milk. So happy I found this blog!

    1. Lorraine,
      GREAT! Thanks for your comments. We agree these peppermint patties are incredible, and a lot easier to make than one would think! Enjoy them.

  2. Made these for my husband for Valentine’s day- used dark chocolate. I also rolled the dough on confectioner sugar, using heart shaped cookie cutters in various sizes. He thought they were delicious! I’d add a bit more peppermint next time.

  3. Winter In My Kitchen

    Been eyeing this recipe for ages as it has both my fave combo of delights : peppermint and chocolate. Had quite a time seeing snow fly everywhere while creaming the icing sugar with the syrup and butter. But it amazingly came together and the results are yummy. Thanks for the treat and fun making it.

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