DIY Candy at Home During the Summer: Refreshing Mint Patties

DIY Candy at Home During the Summer: Refreshing Mint Patties

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Making candy at home is a delightful way to spend summer days, whether you’re looking to cool off with a refreshing treat or satisfy your sweet tooth with a homemade confection. Here are some simple and fun DIY candy recipes perfect for summer.

Refreshing Mint Patties


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2-3 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (milk or dark)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine powdered sugar, butter, peppermint extract, and heavy cream. Mix until smooth and well combined.
  2. Roll the mixture into small balls and flatten them into patties.
  3. Place the patties on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.
  5. Dip each patty into the melted chocolate, coating it completely, and place it back on the parchment paper.
  6. Refrigerate until the chocolate is set.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


Tips for Successful Summer Candy Making

  • Use Fresh Ingredients: Fresh fruit juice, high-quality chocolate, and fresh nuts make a big difference in flavor and texture.
  • Stay Cool: Work in a cool environment to prevent chocolate from melting too quickly and to help candies set properly.
  • Experiment with Flavors: Summer is the perfect time to try new and exciting flavors like tropical fruits, citrus, and refreshing herbs.
  • Have Fun: Candy making is a fun and creative activity. Get the whole family involved and enjoy the process as much as the end result.

Making candy at home during the summer can be a rewarding and enjoyable activity. With these easy recipes, you can create delicious homemade treats that are perfect for sharing or savoring yourself. Happy candy making!


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