Peppermint Candy Recipe
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Peppermint Candy Recipe

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Pairing peppermint and chocolate is a natural. Family and friends gobble up these sweet confections. —Kandy Clarke, Columbia Falls, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:64 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 64 servings


  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk, divided
  • 1 cup white baking chips
  • 3 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 2 to 3 drops green food coloring

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 51 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 11mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (5g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a small saucepan, melt chocolate chips with 3/4 cup condensed milk over low heat, stirring occasionally. Line an 8-in.-square dish with waxed paper; butter the paper.
  2. Spread half of melted chocolate mixture into pan; chill for 5-10 minutes (let remaining melted chocolate mixture stand at room temperature).
  3. In another saucepan, melt white baking chips. Stir in remaining condensed milk until smooth. Remove from the heat; add extract and food coloring. Refrigerate until set. Spread over chocolate layer; spread with reserved chocolate mixture. Refrigerate until set. Cut into 1-in. pieces. Yield: about 1-1/2 pounds (64 pieces).
Originally published as Peppermint Candy in Taste of Home August/September 1993, p65

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Reviewed Dec. 19, 2015

"Omg!!! This awful it tastes good but you cannot cut the candy it is soooo sticky its just like trying to cut chewing gum, threw it away. Ugh! I was so dissappointed"

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2015

"Can i replace the white chocolate with candy coating? Will it make a difference?"

Reviewed May. 23, 2015

"I am experimenting now for new Christmas recipes. Reading the comments had me really wondering if these were worth trying. I read one where they never turned out, never set properly. Her problem was she used evaporated milk not condensed milk. Some made their own personal changes, which is great to see. I never used the butter as it's a waste since the recipe calls for wax paper. HINT the word WAX!!! I will make this as one of my new Christmas recipes. A very good easy recipe."

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2014

"This came out great and super yummy! I didn't melt all the chocolate the first time and cut the ingredients in half. Then after I did the peppermint layer, used the rest of the halved ingredients for the top chocolate layer. We cut them into smaller, 1/2 squares. Definitely recommend, very easy to make."

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

"I found this recipe to be very simple and very tasty, it reminded me of andes candy."

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