Peppermint Cookie Candies

When the flavors of chocolate and peppermint combine on the palate, you could have your eyes closed in June and think that it was Christmas time.  I suppose if you live in the Southern Hemisphere, that is what Christmas is like every year.  Whoa.  But I digress.  These little two-toned candies are easy to make and great for the sweets table or wrapped up as a sweet holiday gift.  Let the kids help crush the candy canes, then watch them smile as they enjoy their handiwork.

Printable Recipe

Peppermint Cookie Candies
makes 3 dozen

12.75 ounces dark chocolate
6 teaspoons vegetable shortening, divided
5 peppermint cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies (I use Trader Joe's Jo-Jos), crushed
2 (4.67 ounce) packages Andes Peppermint candies
1/4 cup crushed candy canes

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the dark chocolate and 4 teaspoons of the shortening; stir until smooth. Fill 3 dozen foil mini muffin liners evenly with the melted chocolate mixture, about 1 1/4 teaspoons per liner.  Sprinkle the cookie crumbs evenly over the chocolate, about 1/4 teaspoon per liner.

In a separate bowl, melt the peppermint candies with the remaining 2 teaspoons of shortening.  Pour over cookie crumbs, about 1 teaspoon per liner. Sprinkle the tops with the crushed candy canes.  Allow the candies to set.  Store in an airtight container for up to one week.

Source: Adapted from Taste of Home: Best Loved Cookies and Candies 2010


  1. Two weeks without posting... I hope everything is ok and you'll come back soon...

    1. Just taking some time to spend with my family during winter break. I'll be back this week!

    2. Oh good - I was wondering... we miss you! But, glad you are taking a break! Just made your pimento dressing this morning :) Happy New Year!


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