These 3-ingredient PeppermintBarkPretzels start with crunchy & salty pretzels, are topped with softened peppermint white chocolate kisses, and finished with a chocolate candy topping. These addicting little treats taste like peppermint bark and take minutes to make!
Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword Peppermint Bark Pretzels
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 4minutes
Setting up time 1hour
Total Time 1hour14minutes
Servings 30Peppermint Bark Pretzels (scale up or down to desired preference!)
30unwrapped Candy Cane Kisses(Hershey's makes these)
Optional: 1 candy cane, finely crushed (See Note 1)
PREP: Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Line one large, or two smaller, sheet pans with a silpat liner or parchment paper (don't skip lining the pan!)
BAKE: Lay the pretzels out on the sheet pan. Place an unwrapped candy cane kiss on top of each pretzel. Bake for 3-4 minutes (See Note 2) or until the chocolates are soft but not melted.
M&M: Immediately out of the oven, press an M&M on the top of each candy cane kiss. If desired, sprinkle with crushed peppermint while the chocolate is still melted.
ALLOW TO SET UP: Let candies stand at room temperature for about 1 hour or until chocolate is hardened and candies can easily be picked up from the tray (place in the fridge to speed up the process; we actually like these best chilled and straight from the fridge!)
Note 1: I’ve found the easiest way to evenly crush candy canes is with a mini food processor. A small powerful blender also works. Alternatively, add the unwrapped candy cane(s) to a large plastic bag (or two; the peppermint has a tendency to rip through plastic bags as it is crushed), seal the bag without air in it, and then crush with a rolling pin or meat mallet until fine crumbs are formed.Note 2: If the white chocolate is crumbling, it means the oven was too hot or the chocolate was baked too long. I would recommend baking one peppermint bark pretzel at first to test since there is a lot of variance with ovens. If it crumbles, reduce the baking time for the rest. Do not use convection oven settings.