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Peppermint Pattie Cupcakes


2 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
30 cupcakes

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.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
45 minutes
Bake Time
19 minutes
15 minutes
Cool Time
30 minutes
Chill Time
30 minutes


add a garnish Add a Garnish

Make our White Frosting to complete the recipe as shown in the image.

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
Oven Oven
Muffin Cups Muffin Cups
Muffin Cup Tin 2-1/2 Inch Muffin Cup Tin
Stovetop Stovetop
Refrigerator Refrigerator
Mixer Mixer
Saucepan 2-QT Saucepan
Microwave Microwave

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.

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