Microwave White Chocolate Peppermint-Pecan Brittle

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

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 :)

Top Review by Erika H.

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.

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!

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a