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Addictive & Easy Candy Cane Brittle

By Kelsey Banfield |

Candy cane Brittle

Peppermint barks are one of my favorite Christmas treats. They are SO easy to make and are great for gift giving. The other day I was leafing through the new Bon Appetit and found a great recipe for Candy Cane Brittle served with pot de creme. I didn’t make the pot de creme but quickly whipped up the brittle. It was so easy and tasty and I loved the addition of the wafer cookies for an nice subtle crunch. The candy canes gave it a delicious minty flavor and the presentation with the white chocolate and candy cane crumbs on top was very attractive. I am keeping this one in my repertoire for years to come!

Candy Cane Brittle

adapted from Bon Appetit

1 pound bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped

1 cup crushed candy canes, divided

1/2 cup chocolate wafer cookies, lightly crushed

1 ounce white chocolate, melted

1. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside. Melt the bittersweet chocolate in a double boiler and stir in 1/2 of the candy canes and the wafer cookies.

2. Spread the chocolate mixture on the lined baking sheet until it is mostly even. Sprinkle the rest of the candy canes on top and drizzle with the melted white chocolate.

3. Slide the bark into the refrigerator and chill for one hour. Remove and break into pieces!

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Kelsey Banfield

Kelsey Banfield is the food writer and the founder of The Naptime Chef. She writes a daily food column for Babble Food and her food writing has also appeared in the places like Parents magazine, and Martha Stewart Living. Kelsey lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and daughter. Read bio and latest posts → Read Kelsey's latest posts →

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One thought on “Addictive & Easy Candy Cane Brittle

  1. 2sweetnsaxy says:

    I hope you don’t mind but I grabbed your photo and put a link to this post to go in my own candy making post. If you mind, please leave a comment and I will remove the photo. Merry Christmas! :-)

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