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Layered Mint Candies

 Layered Mint Candies
These incredible melt-in-your-mouth candies have the perfect amount of mint nestled between layers of mild chocolate. Even when I make a double batch for everyone to enjoy, the supply never lasts long at Christmas!
114 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 pounds white candy coating, coarsely chopped, divided
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 4 drops green food coloring, optional
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Directions

  • Line a 13-in. x 9-in. pan with foil. Grease the foil with 1
  • tablespoon butter; set aside.
  • In a microwave, melt 1 pound candy coating and chocolate chips; stir
  • until smooth. Spread half into prepared pan; set remaining mixture
  • aside.
  • Melt remaining candy coating; stir in extract and food coloring if
  • desired. Stir in cream until smooth (mixture will be stiff). Spread
  • over first layer; refrigerate for 10 minutes or until firm.
  • Warm reserved chocolate mixture if necessary; spread over mint layer.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  • Lift out of the pan with foil and remove the foil. Cut into 1-in.
  • squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield:
  • about 2 pounds (about 9-1/2 dozen).

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 41 calories, 2 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.