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    Copycat Andes Mints

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    40 mins

    20 mins

    20 mins

    GothicGranola's Note:

    From the Midnight Snacks cookbook - an alternate 'mint for your pillow' chocolate mint treat!

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 12 strong peppermint candies, such as Altoids
    • 8 ounces best-quality semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped or 8 ounces semisweet chips
    • 4 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped or 4 ounces white chocolate chips
    • 1 drop green food coloring

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Line an 8x8-inch pan with aluminum foil.
    2. 2
      Crush the peppermints into a powder by placing them in a ziplog bag and hammering them with something heavy like a rolling pin. or say, a hammer.
    3. 3
      Carefully melt the semisweet chocolate and white chocolate in separate bowls over hot water or slowly in the microwave, using the lowest setting for about 1 1/5 minutes, then stir to fully melt.
    4. 4
      Pour half of the semisweet chocolate into the prepared pan and freeze for 5 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add the crushed peppermints and the drop of green food coloring to the melted white chocolate and stir until the color is evenly distributed; add more color if desired. Pour the mixture over the cold semisweet chocolate layer. Freeze for 5 minutes or until set.
    6. 6
      Pour the remaining half of the semisweet chocolate on top of the green filling layer and spread it evenly.
    7. 7
      Place the finished pan in the freezer for another 5 minutes or until set.
    8. 8
      To cut, remove the foil from pan and slice the layered chocolate into desired shaped. The mints will keep for several days in an airtight container in the fridge. Separate each layer with waxed paper.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 17, 2010

      55

      Great! Just like andes mints only a tad bit 'crunchier,' but that was whent they were right out of the fridge! : )

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    • on January 09, 2010

      55

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    Nutritional Facts for Copycat Andes Mints

    Serving Size: 1 (10 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 32

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 61.9
     
    Calories from Fat 43
    70%
    Total Fat 4.8 g
    7%
    Saturated Fat 2.9 g
    14%
    Cholesterol 0.5 mg
    0%
    Sodium 5.6 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 6.0 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    4%
    Sugars 3.3 g
    13%
    Protein 1.1 g
    2%

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    peppermint candies

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