Chocolate Mint Candy
Contributed by Diane S.

 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk, divided
 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
 6 ounces white candy coating
 2 to 3 teaspoons peppermint extract
 3 drops green food coloring

In a heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips with 1 cup milk. Remove from the
heat; stir in vanilla. Spread half into a waxed paper-lined 8-in. square
pan; chill for 10 minutes or until firm. Meanwhile, in a heavy saucepan
over low heat, cook and stir candy coating with remaining milk until
coating is melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in peppermint extract and
food coloring. Spread over bottom layer; chill for 10 minutes or until
firm. Warm remaining chocolate mixture if necessary; spread over mint
layer. Chill for 2 hours or until firm. Remove from pan; cut into 1-in.
squares. Yield: about 2 pounds.

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