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Midnight Mints with Crushed Candy Canes

 

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Good morning,all!

 

….. it’s here ….. that time of the year that germs …. viruses & bacteria love so much ….. the flu season is upon us.

 

Yes, you guessed it …. my house is under the flu invasion. No matter what I do ….. how much I clean …. feed my children vitamins …. follow them with antiseptic hand spray …..

 

…. they keep bringing it home ….. there is nothing else to do, but surrender & make the best of it with face mask & can of Lysol in my hand, of course.

 

Since I am non-voluntarily housebound & I need something to keep me sane from my sick & whiny boys I decided that baking something quick ….. CHOCOLATE & MINT was necessary for my sanity.

 

It’s true I will find any excuse to have CHOCOLATE, but ……c’mon ….. this one is legit.

 

Midnight Mints

Midnight Mints

 

Anyway, I wanted something different so I reaches for one of my many ….. many dessert cookbooks Company’s Coming – 150 Delicious Squares for sweet indulgence inspiration.

 

….. I found it …. it’s called MIDNIGHT MINTS ….. & they are little squares of CHOCOLATE & MINT heaven.

 

MIDNIGHT MINTS

(adapted from Company’s Coming – 150 Delicious Squares)

 

Ingredients:

BOTTOM LAYER

 

  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Cocoa
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 3/4 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts (finely chopped)
  • 3/4 cup Fine Coconut

 

SECOND LAYER

 

  • 1/3 cup Butter (softened)
  • 3 Tbsp Milk
  • 1 tsp Peppermint Flavoring
  • 2 cups Icing Sugar
  • Green Food Coloring

 

TOP LAYER

 

  • 2/3 cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Tbsp Butter or Crisco
  • 1/2 cup Crushed Candy Canes

 

STEP 1: In a saucepan combine butter, sugar and cocoa for bottom layer. Bring slowly to boil. Stir in egg to thicken and remove from heat.

 

STEP 2: Stir in graham cracker crumbs, walnuts and coconut. Work it well together and press firmly into greased 9″x 9″ baking pan.

 

STEP 3: For second layer in a bowl combine butter, milk, peppermint flavoring and icing sugar. Beat it well until smooth and spreadable. Add little bit more milk if needed. Tint with few drops of green coloring. Spread over bottom layer.

 

STEP 4: In a double boiler over low heat melt chocolate chips and butter or Crisco until smooth and velvety. Cool it down. Spread it over second layer. Make sure it’s cool enough, but still runny. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes.

 

STEP 5: Chill and store covered in the fridge or freezer.

STEP 6: Before serving cut into 36 squares.

 

Midnight Mints

 

All I have to do now is to hide them from my boys so I can get my CHOCOLATE & MINT fix during this flu season.

 

I hope your house is healthy & keeping aways from this seasonal nastiness.

 

How do you manage to keep your sanity?

 

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Midnight Mints

 

 

Don’t forget….Keep Smiling….Keep Cooking!

 

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26 Responses to “Midnight Mints with Crushed Candy Canes”

  1. Jeanette says:

    Mint and chocolate is the best combo:)
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  2. I see why you call them heavenly. They most assuredly are. I love that combo of flavors!
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  3. JEnn says:

    Those look so delicious! My husband loves nianamo bars! I should whip these up for him!
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  4. Maria says:

    Oh my!! This looks fantastic!! All I need is milk!

  5. Mary says:

    It’s almost midnight and I’m getting hungry…this looks really good right now, lol
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  6. Kimberly says:

    Mmm it’s almost midnight and I want one of these. I love mint & chocolate together. So yummy.
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  7. Malia says:

    oh YUM! That looks really good!
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  8. Tory Blum says:

    This looks so yummy! Wonder how many calories are in each portion .. :)

    • FoodieBibi says:

      Lol, Tory I rather not ….. :) However if you click on the original recipe link I think they have the calorie on there

  9. Ronnie says:

    I wish the pictures were a little clearer but damn those look goooooooooood. :x
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  10. Pam says:

    They look delicious and will make a perfect holiday dessert this year. I love chocolate and mint too!
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  11. Lexie Lane says:

    I always wonder what I’m going to do with all my candy canes every year. This is a really great idea. I’m bookmarking this recipe!

  12. This is such a great idea! I’m totally loving it!
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  13. So yummy looking! I have to share this with my friends. Thank you, and Happy Holidays!
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  14. YUMMY!!! Growing up, a lady in our church made a brownie with similar top layers. So delicious!!!! One of my favorite Christmas treats. I make them for my kids, but I might try yours next year. Mix it up a bit!
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