Recipe By McCormick Spice
Published Nov 5th
Prep 20m Cook - Additional - Ready In 20m
Servings 12 servings Calories 199.8

Smooth white chocolate and refreshing peppermint combine in a candy-striped confection that looks and tastes like the holidays.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (12 ounce) package white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Peppermint Extract
  • 8 drops McCormick® Red Food Color, or more as desired
  • ½ cup crushed peppermint candies

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Microwave white chocolate chips in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH until almost melted, about 1 1/2 minutes, stirring after every 20 seconds. Remove bowl from microwave and stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in peppermint extract.
  2. 2 Spread on large foil-lined baking sheet to 1/4-inch thickness. Add food color, drop by drop, over mixture. Using a wooden skewer, swirl color through chocolate. Sprinkle with crushed candies, pressing lightly into chocolate with spatula.
  3. 3 Refrigerate about 10 minutes or until firm. Break into irregular pieces to serve. Store in covered container at cool room temperature or in refrigerator up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 199.8
  • Carbohydrate 25.8 g
  • Cholesterol 6 mg
  • Fat 10 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Saturated Fat 6 g
  • Sodium 34 mg
  • Sugar 22.3 g

Chef's Notes

Substitute 12 ounces white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped, for the white chocolate chips; Before sprinkling on the peppermint candies, sift the crushed candies through a fine strainer to remove any ultrafine, dustlike pieces.


  1. As with any recipe, in order to rate it, you should make it AS IS!! To rate a recipe that's been changed by the rating party (rate-ee) is, unfair to say the least. Then you are not rating the original recipe. In a way, you are rating your own recipe. What is the point of - Read more ...
  2. I decided to give this a try because I absolutely love Hershey's Candy Cane flavored kisses. This recipe is almost exactly like them at a much cheaper price! I am going to make more for Christmas gifts! Thanks for the recipe.
  3. When microwaving the chips we checked and stirred after each 30 second interval total of 90 seconds. We did 1 & 1/2 recipe because we had that amount of ingredients. The ratio of peppermint extract was good. Didn't use the food coloring just a lot of peppermint candy. Great quick recipe!