Contest-Winning Chocolate Mint Wafers Recipe
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Contest-Winning Chocolate Mint Wafers Recipe

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I created these melt-in-your-mouth thin mints for a cookie exchange, and everyone raved about them. They're often requested by my family and have become one of my daughter's favorites. To switch up the flavor, try using different extracts instead of peppermint. -Michelle Kester, Cleveland, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing
MAKES:18-24 servings
Quick Contest Winning Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing
MAKES: 18-24 servings


  • 4 ounces dark chocolate candy coating
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 18 to 24 vanilla wafers

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 38 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 9 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.


  1. Place candy coating and extract in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 30-60 seconds or until smooth, stirring every 15 seconds.
  2. Dip vanilla wafers in coating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Chocolate Mint Wafers in Quick Cooking September/October 2005, p35

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Reviewed Jul. 5, 2015

"This are good when you are craving that certain mint wafer cookie, when it's the wrong time of year lol"

Reviewed Oct. 22, 2014

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Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

"Can these be shipped thru mail. My granddaughter in college would love these"

Reviewed Sep. 19, 2013

"I used Ritz crackers instead of the wafers, they are wonderful. Look for the snowflake shaped ones for Christmas."

Reviewed Sep. 17, 2013

"I have done these this way..but instead of vanilla wafers you can use ritz crackers..."

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