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Peppermint Candy

Pairing peppermint and chocolate is a natural. Family and friends gobble up this sweet peppermint candy. —Kandy Clarke, Columbia Falls, Montana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 1-1/2 pounds (64 pieces)

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Spread half of melted chocolate mixture into pan; chill for 5-10 minutes (let remaining melted chocolate mixture stand at room temperature).
  • 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.

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