Chocolate Mint Candy Recipe
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Chocolate Mint Candy Recipe

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I never made candy before until I tried this recipe. Now I make it every holiday. —Kendra Pedersen, Battle Ground, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:64 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 64 servings


  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 3 drops green food coloring

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 60 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (8g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips with 1 cup milk. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Spread half into a waxed paper-lined 8-in. square pan; chill for 10 minutes or until firm.
  2. Meanwhile, in a heavy saucepan over low heat, cook and stir candy coating with remaining milk until coating is melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in peppermint extract and food coloring. Spread over bottom layer; chill for 10 minutes or until firm.
  3. Warm remaining chocolate mixture if necessary; spread over mint layer. Chill for 2 hours or until firm. Remove from pan; cut into 1-in. squares. Yield: about 2 pounds.
Originally published as Chocolate Mint Candy in Country Woman November/December 1999, p35

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"Delicious! Made it exactly as written."

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

"Family enjoys - also make a different version with milk chocolate in the middle with no mint"

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

"I found this recipe easy to work with (once I realized that divided meant just use the remaining sweet condensed milk in the center mixture). I have never made candy so I found this recipe just right for my level. It certainly looks beautiful and I am excited to add it to my holiday treats. Thanks."

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

"I do not know if i used the wrong kind of milk, but the chocolate would not melt, the chocolate hardened, but the center was gooey, they were awful....You say to split the milk into to two 1 cups, but there are not 2 cups of milk in 14 ounces of sweetened condensed i missing something?"

Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"I made this for a St Patrick's day treat and was so pleased with how it turned out. I did the bottom layer of chocolate, then the mint layer. I used the extra chocolate for the top layer to pipe shamrocks on top of the green. They looked and tasted amazing. I did 2 tsp. mint extract and thought the peppermint was perfect in strength. This is such a fun, easy, tasty recipe, I will be making it often!"

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