How to Use Andes Mints As Candy Melts

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Things You'll Need

  • 1 cup (5 oz.) unwrapped and chopped Andes Mints or Andes creme de Menthe baking chips

  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil

  • Large metal bowl

  • Medium saucepan

  • Water

  • Whisk

  • Chocolate mint recipes

Wilton makes Candy Melts, also known as confectionery coating. These combine flavorings, vegetable oil, sugar and milk solids to create an easy-to-melt confection used for coating or dipping candy. When made with cocoa, Candy Melts taste like melted chocolate, but they do not seize or burn as easily as chocolate. Andes Mints, made by Tootsie, sandwich a layer of mint cream between two layers of chocolate. These melt as most chocolate products, so unlike Candy Melts, you must use caution. For convenience, Tootsie also makes Andes creme de Menthe baking chips, which saves you the step of unwrapping and chopping small bars of whole Andes Mints. Feel free to substitute these for any of the applications as Candy Melts. Once melted, your Andes Mints provide a delicious chocolate mint coating for anything.


Step 1

Add the Andes Mints and oil into the metal bowl.

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Step 2

Fill the saucepan with one inch of water in the bottom and bring to a simmer over medium heat.

Step 3

Set the metal bowl with the Andes Mints in it on top of the medium saucepan.

Step 4

Let the chocolate mints melt, stirring every one to two minutes until completely melted.

Step 5

Use the melted Andes Mints as a dip or coating for candies, cookies, pretzels or pound cake.


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