Microwave White Chocolate Peppermint-Pecan Brittle

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Only a few ingredients and so simple to make, better stock up on lots of candy canes this is so good you will be making it all year around! --- use a good quality white chocolate like Lindt or Bakers for this, and you may omit the nuts if desired :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs white chocolate (use a good quality white chocolate)
  • 12 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 30 small candy canes
  • 12 cup chopped pecans


  1. Line a large jellyroll pan with heavy-duty foil.
  2. Place the white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl.
  3. heat in microwave on medium setting for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  4. Place the candy canes in a plastic bag or between two pieces of waxed paper.
  5. Using a mallet or rolling pin break the candy canes into chunks, then stir into the melted chocolate along with pecans (if using).
  6. Spread evenly in pan.
  7. Chill until set (about 45 minutes to 1 hour).
  8. Break into pieces by slamming the pan on counter.
  9. Delicious!


Most Helpful

I tried to make this but the chocolate did not melt, only burned. I stirred it every 30 seconds and it still burned. It sounds like a delicious recipe and maybe it was the type of chips I used (Ghiradelli). I plan to try this again using a double boiler but am very dissapointed that I wasted so much white chocolate.

Erika H. December 11, 2014

Thanks for the post! This was a quick and easy holiday treat! DH loved it. Thanks again.

saracho December 11, 2009

Little time, big payoff. This recipe was so good. I used peppermint schnapps instead of the extract, so it could've used more mint "oomph". Even my husband thought this was excellent, and he's not a fan of sweets, so you know its good. :)

Vanessa F. December 11, 2007

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