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Delicious Homemade Swirled Peppermint Brittle

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Swirled Peppermint Brittle makes about 1 ½ pounds of candy

No Christmas Season is complete without Candy Canes or Peppermint Candy! This is a delicious variation to add to your Christmas baking, and a great way to use up extra candy canes after Christmas for New Year’s celebrations. You may wish to double the recipe to ensure that you have enough left over to serve your company, as this Swirled Peppermint Brittle is popular with both young and old, disappearing quickly! (For more Christmas ideas, recipes—drinks and food, gifts from the kitchen, herbal remedies, check the ‘category’ sections of

½ lb milk chocolate

½ lb white chocolate

10 small hard peppermint candy canes or candies, crushed

1 c toasted peeled almonds

  1. Separately heat the white and milk chocolates until each is melted.
  2. Mix the crushed peppermint candy with the white chocolate.
  3. Spread this mixture on a foil-lined cookie sheet.
  4. Pour the melted milk chocolate on top of the white chocolate and candy mixture.
  5. With a large wooden spoon or rubber spatula, gently swirl through the chocolates. Creating whatever pattern you wish, make sure to allow some of the white chocolate and candy to show through the milk chocolate layer.
  6. Set the Swirled Peppermint Brittle aside, allowing it to cool completely.
  7. When it is cold and hard, break it into large pieces.
  8. Store in a lidded container or cookie jar.
  9. Serve on a platter with your Christmas Cookies, garnishing with additional candy canes or peppermint candies scattered over the brittle.