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Chocolate Mint Candy

 Chocolate Mint Candy
I never made candy before until I tried this recipe. Now I make it every holiday. —Kendra Pedersen, Battle Ground, Washington
64 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 60 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 8 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.