Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Chocolate Mint Crunch Candy

I saw a similar recipe to this in a Taste of Home Christmas Cookies and Candy magazine last month and had to share my version of it. It's so easy and the only "baking" involved is done in the microwave so it's a perfect recipe for kids to make for the holidays. The tastes reminds me so much of the Mint Oreo Bark from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Company and even a little bit like Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream.

For a little extra pizzaz you can divide the white chocolate chips into 2 bowls and prepare half the batch as called for in the recipe below. On the other half use red food coloring and crumble crushed candy canes instead of the Oreos on those (keeping the rest of the recipe the same).

Chocolate Mint Crunch Candy

1 12oz bag white chocolate chips
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons shortening, divided
4-5 drops green food coloring
5 mint flavored Oreos, crushed
2 packages Andes Mint candy, 4.67oz each

In a microwave safe bowl, melt white chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon of shortening and stir until smooth. Blend in food coloring. Pour into miniature muffin cup liners, about halfway up. Sprinkle Oreo crumbs over the tops of each. In a second microwave safe bowl, melt the Andes Mints and remaining 2 teaspoons of shortening and stir until smooth. Pour over the cookie crumbs. Let stand until set (about 15 mins).


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