How to make it

  • ***Cook time includes chilling time.***
  • Line bottom of 8-inch square baking pan with waxed paper.
  • In heavy 3-quart saucepan, melt chocolate and shortening over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth. Remove from heat.
  • Meanwhile, in small saucepan, heat cream to simmering over medium heat. Immediately add hot cream and peppermint extract to chocolate mixture; with wire whisk, mix until blended and smooth.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan, tilting pan to spread mixture evenly. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • With small metal spatula, loosen chocolate mixture from sides of pan. Lightly dust cutting board with cocoa; invert pan onto board. remove pan and discard waxed paper. Let candy stand 10 minutes at room temperature to soften slightly. With sharp knife, cut chocolate mixture into 8 strips, then cut each strip crosswise into 8 pieces.
  • If using, place a mint baking chip on top of each piece for decoration, pressing the chip lightly onto each piece to adhere.
  • To store, layer between waxed paper in airtight container. Refrigerate up to two weeks.

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    " It was excellent "
    karlyn255 ate it and said...
    Great recipe. I found it just in time to add it to my christmas selection
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    It doesnt matter if its from xmas you can have these great tasty mints any time very nice recipe thank you


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    " It was excellent "
    krumkake ate it and said...
    Sounds like our Fannie May Mint Meltaways...oh yum! You can't beat that combo of flavors!! Can I have a goodie tray from you next holiday season?!?!?
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Oh, we love mint in our family! These sound decadent and look gorgeous! I have to beauty flag them, too!
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    " It was excellent "
    lacrenshaw ate it and said...
    Chocolate? Mint? Together? To die for? I will be proud to have these on the candy server right alongside my truffles! Thanks, nat and my 5 goes out to you.
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    " It was excellent "
    gapeach55 ate it and said...
    Sounds delish! Love chocolate and mint.
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