Peppermint Candy Recipe
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk, divided
- 1 cup white baking chips
- 3 teaspoons peppermint extract
- 2 to 3 drops green food coloring
- 1. In a small saucepan, melt chocolate chips with 3/4 cup condensed milk over low heat, stirring occasionally. Line an 8-in. square dish with waxed paper; butter the paper.
- 2. Spread half of melted chocolate mixture into pan; chill for 5-10 minutes (let remaining melted chocolate mixture stand at room temperature).
- 3. In another saucepan, melt white baking chips. Stir in remaining condensed milk until smooth. Remove from the heat; add extract and food coloring. Refrigerate until set. Spread over chocolate layer; spread with reserved chocolate mixture. Refrigerate until set. Cut into 1-in. pieces. Yield: about 1-1/2 pounds (64 pieces).
1 piece: 51 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 11mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Reviews for Peppermint Candy
"This was a big hit at my get together. I did melt the chocolate in the microwave though. Made for an easier cleanup. It did not quite cover the 8x8 pan, but all in all I would make this again."
"Omg!!! This awful it tastes good but you cannot cut the candy it is soooo sticky its just like trying to cut chewing gum, threw it away. Ugh! I was so dissappointed"
"Can i replace the white chocolate with candy coating? Will it make a difference?"
"I am experimenting now for new Christmas recipes. Reading the comments had me really wondering if these were worth trying. I read one where they never turned out, never set properly. Her problem was she used evaporated milk not condensed milk. Some made their own personal changes, which is great to see. I never used the butter as it's a waste since the recipe calls for wax paper. HINT the word WAX!!! I will make this as one of my new Christmas recipes. A very good easy recipe."
"This came out great and super yummy! I didn't melt all the chocolate the first time and cut the ingredients in half. Then after I did the peppermint layer, used the rest of the halved ingredients for the top chocolate layer. We cut them into smaller, 1/2 squares. Definitely recommend, very easy to make."
"I found this recipe to be very simple and very tasty, it reminded me of andes candy."
"This recipe is very good and tasty! I will definately make again. The only thing I found was that I had to make two batches of the chocolate. Not being an expert at chocolate but have had my share with it, chocolate that is left out is not easy to work with. I made the first batch using all of it for the bottom part and made a second one using all of it for the top part and was so much easier to work with."
"firefoxkitty, you must use condensed milk, not evaporated milk."
"maybe use 2 tsp mint instead of 3? Depends on how much you love mint."
"Finished product does NOT look like the picture-and 8-inch pan is too big, makes a thin candy."
"P.S. I use mint extract instead of peppermint."
"I was a little worried about this recipe at first because I am a marshmallow cream cook fudge kind of person. But I am glad I gave it a try as it was very good and easy to make. To spread the second layer all you need to do is wait just until the mint chocolate isn't warm anymore and the make blobs of it around the pan. Then take a spatula and gently merge the blobs together and to the edges. Since I live in Wisconsin I put my fudge outside for a few minutes to quickly set and lets just say this fudge is so good even the squirrles like it!"
"I wasn't sure about this recipe at first because I am a fan of the marshmallow cream fudge you cook; but I am glad I gaveit a try. It was very good. The second layer you can just blop the mint in blobs around the pm"
"I don't understand how you are supposed to spread the white chocolate layer in the pan if you "refrigerate until set" first - doesn't it get hard when you refrigerate it?"
"I found it hard to spread the 2nd layer of chocolate on because it was only room temperature. If I made it again i would reheat it...i have large gaps in the 2nd layer but will still be yummy."
"Any one know if these need to be refridgerated and how long will they keep. Thank-you."
"easy to make and delicious! Even people who are not "peppermint lovers" raved about how good this was!"
"I loved making this recipe! It was ver easy and everyone loved it! Can not wait to try it with different flavors."
"Really liked these. With the consistency and flavor of fudge but with cool peppermint too, they were way too easy to eat. I made raspberry as well and the red and green combination looked great in my gift boxes for Christmas. I only with that the volume of the chocolate layer was a little greater so it would be easier to get two layers out of it. One layer was always thin. This goes in my "keeper" box, for sure."
"Sooo easy and yummy!! Next batch I'm going to try Raspberry instead of the mint!"
"Wonderful, easy recipe that is addictive. I made this, took it into the office, and it was gobbled up. Couldn't quit eatting it!"
"Tasty and easy. I brought a batch to work today. Everyove raved about them and several people asked for the recipe."
"This is a family favorite and a hit any time I make it for others. I call it Peppermint Fudge. I cut the peppermint extract to 2 teaspoons and add another drop or two of the food coloring. It does set up really fast; the key for me is to reheat the remaning chocolate just before adding it to the top."
"I make a similar layered mint chocolate candy every year that turns out great. I use 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips and add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract after melting the chocolate with the sweetened condensed milk. I use 1 tablespoon of peppermint extract. There is no need to refrigerate the mint layer before adding it on top of the first chocolate layer. Refrigerate 10 minutes between adding each layer. Chill for 2 hours before removing the waxed paper and cutting. I do not butter or grease the waxed paper. It peels right off!"
"A word of caution..use real butter. I used smart balance spread and the bottom layer never set. Even after removing the wax paper and puting this in the freezer...still tacky. That said...this recipe didnt work for me taste wise either. The mint portion was very intense and stiffer (due to same amount of chips and alot less sweetened condo milk) and the chocolate was just..lost. I will try with PB chips and 3/4 cup sweetened condo milk next time. Might save it. But i doubt it. Oh well.."
"The chocolate for me was sticky and hard to handle. I had some trouble spreading the layers. The candy tasted very good."
"After reading reviews on the candy being too thin, I decided to double the recipe. Other than that, I made it exactly to specification, and it came out very soft. More like fudge, than chocolate candy. The flavor was still there, which was delicious, but it was not what I was expecting. Could not serve it in a bowl like the picture shows. I had to serve it right on the wax paper with a knife, otherwise it would've stuck together. I probably won't make it again."
"it was the best treat at thanks giving"
"This was simple and very tasty. I believe making it in 2 layers instead of three would be easier and not change the taste a bit."
"This was excellent and simple to make. I agre it didn't make up as high as the picture, but my 3 boys sure didn't care."
"I agree that the candy turned out thinner than it looked in the pictures. To adjust I used the 1 cup chips and 3/4 cup milk for the entire bottom layer and make the same for the top layer. I also used red food coloring for 1 batch and green for another batch and added crushed peppermint to the middle layers. Very good!!"
"I have to agree that this recipe sets up fast but the taste is well worth it. Next time I make this I will just make a chocolate and mint layer, not three layers like the recipe calls for."
"I agree with HoneyBun2009. This set up too quickly and while it may taste good it looked flat. Not nice and thick like the picture."
"The recipe set up quickly before you can spread in the buttered pan."
"My daughter and I just made this and OMG it is soooo good!!! Thank you!!!"
"I made this on 12/11/09 and we both loved it.Have to be careful how much chocolate we eat though , we both love mint. I won't makeany candy that requires a termometer. Firsttime I made fudge this year out of the xmascookies and candy book. I'm having so muchfun... Thank you"
"This recipe tastes so good, I have to hide it from my family in order to have it to serve at parties and family meals. It is definitely a keeper and we'll be making it many more times."
"I just got done making this and it is now ready. It is the best!!! Thank you for another great recipe!"
"It is good!"