Chocolate and peppermint is a classic flavor combo that's balanced, refreshing and undeniably delicious. Pieces of YORK Peppermint Patties make these cupcakes captivating. YORK Peppermint Pattie drizzle takes this peppermint pattie cupcakes recipe to another level. Don't forget to top with our homemade Vanilla Frosting. These Peppermint Pattie Cupcakes are perfect for serving at holiday gatherings or any special get-togethers, from birthdays to school events. Give these Peppermint Pattie Cookies a go for more chocolate-meets-mint goodness.
Make our White Frosting to complete the recipe as shown in the image.
Heat oven to 350°F. Line 30 muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.
Stir together dry cake mix and cocoa in large bowl. Place 1/3 cup mixture in bowl of food processor; set aside.
Remove wrappers from peppermint patties. Cut into pieces and place in food processor. Pulse until fine crumbs are formed. Add crumb mixture to cake mix/cocoa mixture.
Add eggs, milk, oil and peppermint extract. Blend on low speed of electric mixer until moistened (about 30 seconds). Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Fill muffin cups 1/2 full with batter.
Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center of cupcakes comes out clean. Cool slightly; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost with White Frosting and drizzle with Peppermint Pattie Drizzle. Garnish with additional peppermint pattie piece, if desired.
10 regular size YORK Peppermint Patties or 36 YORK Minis Peppermint Patties can be substituted for the Snack Size.
5 regular YORK Peppermint Patties or 18 YORK Minis Peppermint Patties can be substituted for the Snack Size.
Peppermint Pattie Drizzle: Place 4 YORK Snack Size Peppermint Patties* (.6 oz each) unwrapped and broken into pieces with 1 teaspoon water in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium (50%) 30 seconds until patties are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.
*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutritional advice.