Peppermint Brittle

Peppermint Brittle

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  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    5 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 10 m
Recipe by  Honda

“A Christmastime treat! This holiday confection is gobbled up quickly by guests, and it is so easy to make. The cool crunch of peppermint with creamy white chocolate is a divine combination.”

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Original recipe yields 2 1/4 pounds



  1. Line a large jellyroll pan with heavy-duty foil.
  2. Place white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave on medium setting for 5 to 6 minutes. Stir occasionally, until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  3. Place candy canes in a plastic bag, or between two pieces of waxed paper. Using a mallet or rolling pin, break the candy canes into chunks. Stir peppermint into melted white chocolate. Spread evenly in pan, and chill until set, about 1 hour. Break into pieces by slamming pan on counter.

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Great recipe, especially after a minor change! I turned this recipe into 'Double Chocolate Peppermint Brittle' by first making a layer of dark chocolate on the foil. Once that was set up, I proceeded with this recipe, and spread it over the dark layer (an offset spatula works great here!). When you break it, it looks quite similar to a candy that is sold by a national kitchen chain...and it's so much cheaper to make it at home!Thanks for a treat that everyone loves! ** Update ** Made this again, and have another tip! Put the crushed peppermint into a strainer, and shake the finest particles into the white chocolate. Then, reserve the bigger chunks to place on top of the white chocolate, for more texture, and professional appearance. Wow! Beautiful...just beautiful!



I modified this recipe to make what we call Peppermint Bark in my family. I used about 1 pound of semi-sweet and 1 pound of white chocolate. I melted the semi-sweet choc and spread it on as the bottom layer, then put it in the freezer to harden while I melted the white choc and crushed the mints. I used 30 Starlight mints instead of candy canes. I crushed half of the mints into a fine powder that I mixed into the melted white chocolate before spreading it as the top layer. I crushed the other half of the mints more coarsely and sprinkled them over the top. Tastes great!



I love this recipe but I had to work with it a few times to make it pretty. I found it easier to melt the chocolate on the stove top in a small double boiler. I only melted one pound of chocolate at a time. I crushed 4 regular size candy canes and mixed them in the cocolate and then spread it on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. It works best if it is spread thin, not too thick. Then I had one candy cane crushed to a fine powder that I sprinkled on top while it was still warm, this made them shimmer and look so much more appealing. Then I chilled it in the fridge for about 30 minutes before breaking it up!

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Amount Per Serving (36 total)

  • Calories
  • 159 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs
  • 18.3 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 28 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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