I don’t know about you but I love mint and chocolate together. Who am I fooling, I love any kind of chocolate. Well, maybe not chocolate covered bugs but just about anything chocolate is good in my book. Since chocolate and mint are a favorite of mine I love these homemade Andes mint candy.
This is an easy recipe but does involve some chilling time for each layer so they don’t become a mixed up mess. The lower and upper layers are a mixture of condensed sweetened milk and chocolate chips. The middle layer is candy coating or vanilla chips whatever you have on hand, a little flavoring and food color.
I have found with this recipe it is best to line the pan with waxed paper. By doing that it makes it so much easier to get the candy out of the pan. It also leaves the edges a little jagged so you will need to shave those off. After all those edges are good samples to make sure the candy turned out well.
To make the layers, start by adding in half of the chocolate mixture, to the wax paper lined pan and let it firm up in the refrigerator. Then add the mint layer. Once the mint layer is set, it’s time to apply the last layer of yummy chocolate.
This time my mint layer was a little thick but these still tasted oh so good.
I have found a way to make these dairy free for my family. By replacing the condensed sweetened milk with this dairy free recipe. After that all you need to do if make sure you purchase dairy free chocolate chips and vanilla chips. (affiliate links)
Do you like the combination of mint and chocolate?
This post is part of my 31 days of Homemade Sweet Treats series.