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, 0 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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namyers User ID: 7847112 258611
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2016

"This was a big hit at my get together. I did melt the chocolate in the microwave though. Made for an easier cleanup. It did not quite cover the 8x8 pan, but all in all I would make this again."

[email protected] User ID: 2797539 239739
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"

Kella2 User ID: 8665851 239591
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2015

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

Tweetybird924 User ID: 8127989 226768
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."

Twokayakers User ID: 6428292 215406
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."

treacher User ID: 8163541 215193
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

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

swtplps User ID: 8159131 214930
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"This recipe is very good and tasty! I will definately make again. The only thing I found was that I had to make two batches of the chocolate. Not being an expert at chocolate but have had my share with it, chocolate that is left out is not easy to work with. I made the first batch using all of it for the bottom part and made a second one using all of it for the top part and was so much easier to work with."

lingthai User ID: 8094971 3486
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014

"firefoxkitty, you must use condensed milk, not evaporated milk."

firefoxkitty User ID: 7554278 3065
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2013

"This only made syrup. My Christmas gift to my nephew and niece is still sitting in the freezer, not set up. The candy for Christmas dinner, likewise ruined. I even had 12 oz of evaporated milk not 14 and used 1 1/2 cups of the chips each, still syrup only. Disgusted!!"

manpabrown User ID: 1979130 4017
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"maybe use 2 tsp mint instead of 3? Depends on how much you love mint."

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