Peppermint Brittle

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  • Published May 6th
  • Ready In1h 10m
  • Servings36
  • Calories159
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.

Peppermint Brittle Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Peppermint Brittle for 36 servings:

  • 2 pounds white chocolate
  • 30 small peppermint candy canes

Peppermint Brittle Cooking Instructions

  • Prep5m
  • Cook5m
  • Ready In1h 10m

To cook Peppermint Brittle, you need about 5 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Peppermint Brittle is about 5 minutes , and you can serve your Peppermint Brittle within 1 hour 10 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Peppermint Brittle easily:

  1. 1 Line a large jellyroll pan with heavy-duty foil.
  2. 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. 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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 159 calories; 8.9 grams of fat; 18.3 grams of carbohydrates; 1.8 grams of protein; 5 milligrams of cholesterol; 28 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Dec 5th 2006

    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 ch ...

  2. Dec 3rd 2006

    so good, so easy. however, one suggestion, put wax paper or parchment paper down in the pan before pouring it in. it makes it SO much easier to break apart.

  3. Nov 3rd 2006

    So easy! I don't like white chocolate either, but love this candy! I add a drop or two of peppermint extract to the melted chocolate and it gives it a subtle boost of mint flavor. And I j ...

  4. Oct 27th 2006

    Super easy and very yummy!!! Lots of compliments on this!! Better than Williams-Sonoma's!! I used white chocolate chips and melted those...

  5. Dec 23rd 2005

    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 a ...

  6. Dec 20th 2005

    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, ...

  7. Dec 22nd 2003

    Great Recipe. Here's a suggestion. After crushing the peppermint candies, put them in a sieve. All of the peppermint "dust" gets stirred into the melted chocolate to flavor it. After it is p ...

  8. Dec 18th 2002

    I made this two toned with a layer of dark chocolate mixed with peppermint extract on the bottom. Great for little gifts.

  9. Jan 15th 2002

    So easy-lots of requests for this recipe-will definitely make this again.