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    Midnight Mints

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    Bottom layer:
    1/2 cup butter
    5 tablespoons cocoa
    1/4 cup granulated sugar
    1 egg, beaten
    2 cups graham cracker crumbs
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts
    1 cup coconut
    Combine butter, cocoa, and sugar in saucepan. Bring slowly to a boil. Stir in beaten egg to thicken. Remove from heat and add crumbs, nuts and coconut. Pack very firmly into greased 9 x 9 pan.

    Second layer:
    1/4 cup butter
    3 tablespoons milk
    1 teaspoon peppermint flavoring
    2 cups powdered sugar
    green food coloring
    Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl. Mix well adding a few more drops liquid if needed for easy spreading. Tint a pretty green. Spread over first layer

    Third layer:
    2/3 cup chocolate chips
    2 tablespoons butter
    Melt chips and butter in saucepan over low heat or over hot water. (Can also be done in microwave)Spread over second layer. Chill and store in refrigerator. This will keep well and will also freeze well. Cut into 36 squares




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