I continue my love affair with chocolate and mint (see recipe for fudge brownies with peppermint ganache). There's just something irresistible about this flavor combination. I developed this recipe because I wanted to replicate the taste and texture of my childhood favorite treats with my daughter who has multiple food allergies. This allergy-friendly version of chocolate mint candy is free from wheat, dairy, eggs, peanuts, and tree nuts. Depending on your choice of vegetable shortening and chocolate chips, it can also be made soy-free. Although there are several steps involved, you need only a few ingredients, and requires minimal cooking. Kids can even get involved in assembling the candies. I decided to break with tradition and make candy cups instead of patties. Dipping individual patties into melted chocolate was a messy process, and I like having candy that is individually wrapped. By the way, my child is now also a fan of mint chocolate!
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