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Chocolate Mint Candy Recipe

Chocolate Mint Candy Recipe

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 YIELD:64 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Chocolate Mint Candy

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BethRJarvis
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"Delicious! Made it exactly as written."

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manpabrown
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

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

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croplady
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."

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ShauneJack
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 milk....am i missing something?"

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daisiesandroses
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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jbweb
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

"These are absolutely delicious."

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Lucy4evfan
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2013

"gkc0314-Thank you for your fast response. I was not sure if it was almond bark or not. thanks again, I really appreciate it very much"

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gkc0314
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2013

"Lucy4evfan--the white candy coating is like almond bark. It comes in white chocolate or milk chocolate and is available in the baking aisle of most grocery stores. It is what you can use for dip strawberries or pretzels in as well. It thickens a little more than melted chocolate chips do."

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Lucy4evfan
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2013

"what is the white candy coating? any help would be great. I have not made a recipe calling for that. THANK YOU gkc0314 for the info. I thought it might be almond bark but was not sure. this recipe looks fairly easy and good"

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tmeier@columbia-stmarys.org
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2013

"Absolutely Awesome! My whole family loved them and they were so easy to make."

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sweetdiva
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2013

"These were very easy to make and were delicious! My coworkers really enjoyed them. I'll be making them soon! Thanks for the recipe!"

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Troyellen
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

"This was so good. It was also very easy to prepare. Tasts better than the store bought variety."

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terri kay
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"These are awesome, taste just like Andes mints, and super easy to prepare. Thank You Kendra."

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kpayton144
Reviewed May. 17, 2012

"Being the chocolate mint lover that I am, I have tried many recipes for this candy and this one is the very best. This one is a definite keeper. Thanks for sharing!"

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Kris Countryman
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

"This is so yummy and so easy to make. I used two teaspoons of peppermint extract and it was plenty for my taste. It looks so pretty on the tray."

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bethad
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

"I loved this! I received a lot of praise and passed the recipe on to several people, too. I did make more chocolate for the top layer - making an additional half recipe (I think I used too much for the bottom). This will become a yearly tradition in my home!"

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ojc0806
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2011

"Very easy tastes great! I put made for Christmas and place holly sprinkles on top. I went with the 3 teaspoons of mint extract. Everyone loved it!"

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SJJacob84
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"Made this recipe a few years ago, it was good but not great. Pretty easy to make, if you're looking to make a lot you'll probably want to double your ingredients."

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paula113
Reviewed May. 30, 2010

"These were really easy to make and they turned out wonderfully. Definitely satisfied my mint craving!

I used milk chocolate, instead of semisweet, chips; white bark for the candy coating; didn't use food coloring; and I opted for 3 tsp of peppermint extract"

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