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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

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

  • 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.