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Layered Mint Candies Recipe

Layered Mint Candies Recipe

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!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:114 servings


  • 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


  • 1. Line a 13-in. x 9-in. pan with foil. Grease the foil with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside.
  • 2. In a microwave, melt 1 pound candy coating and chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Spread half into prepared pan; set remaining mixture aside.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Warm reserved chocolate mixture if necessary; spread over mint layer. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  • 5. 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).

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.

Reviews for Layered Mint Candies

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

"I have been making this candy for many years. It is always a favorite. I have varied the flavoring by using cherry, almond and orange - color accordingly."

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2010

"great recipe - I'd moved and couldn't find my copy & was really stressing till a friend sent me this link. I'd promised to make it for friends. This time it goes in my recipe box.Also good made with cherry instead of mint in the middle. Makes a very pretty display, not to mention very yummy."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2010

"This candy is delicious however, it is very thin and not as thick as the picture shows.

It is also not easy to cut as it breaks apart as you are cutting it."

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