Layered Mint Candies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


about 2 pounds (about 9-1/2 dozen)

Updated: Dec. 18, 2022
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! —Rhonda Vauble, Sac City, Iowa
Layered Mint Candies Recipe photo by Taste of Home


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


  1. Line a 13x9-in. pan with foil. Grease foil with butter.
  2. Microwave 1 pound candy coating and chocolate chips until smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. Spread half into prepared pan, reserving half. Microwave remaining white candy coating until melted; stir in extract and, if desired, food coloring. Stir in cream until smooth (mixture will be stiff). Spread over first layer; refrigerate until firm, about 10 minutes. Warm reserved chocolate mixture if necessary; spread over mint layer. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  3. Using foil, lift candy out of pan, then remove foil. Cut into 1-in. squares. Refrigerate in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 41 calories, 2g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.