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Red, White and Blue Patriotic Peppermint Patties

Red, White and Blue Patriotic Peppermint Patties are perfect for the 4th of July and can easily be adapted to work for any holiday!  YOU choose the flavor and the color!
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peppermint patties
Servings: 72
Calories: 41kcal
Author: Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 4 cups powdered sugar divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon extract OR 1/2 to 1 tsp peppermint extract OR any other extract you want
  • food coloring I used Wilton's red and blue icing color in the gel format
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar


  • Combine butter and corn syrup together in a small bowl.
  • Add 2 cups powdered sugar and your choice of extract and beat until well combined. Add extract 1/2 teaspoon at a time until the mixture reaches your desired flavor.
  • Stir in an additional cup of powdered sugar.
  • Turn bowl onto a cutting board sprinkled with last cup of powdered sugar.
  • Knead the mixture until sugar is absorbed and is completely smooth.
  • Divide dough into three portions.
  • Tint one portion red with the red food color/gel and one blue. Leave one portion white.
  • Shape into 3/4 inch balls and roll in granulated sugar.
  • Flatten gently with a fork.
  • Let candies stand, uncovered, at room temperature for 1 day.
  • Store in an airtight container.


Recipe adapted from Taste of Home


Calories: 41kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 7mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg