Peppermint Bark Christmas Crack

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Get ready to taste the holiday magic with these buttery toffee-covered crackers, dressed up with layers of dark chocolate and peppermint white chocolate, and topped off with a sprinkle of crushed candy canes.

Why will you fall in love with this peppermint bark Christmas crack?

  1. It’s a Christmas miracle for your taste buds! Seriously, this stuff is so good, it’s addictive! You might think you can stop at one piece, but good luck with that!
  2. Whip it up in a flash! This recipe is a breeze to make. The steps are quick and easy, but you’ll need to chill it between layers to let the magic happen.
  3. Just a handful of ingredients! You only need 8 simple ingredients to create this holiday masterpiece!

Peppermint Bark Christmas Crack

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Servings 48 pieces roughly


  • 54 Ritz crackers the snowflake kind for that festive touch!
  • 1 cup of salted butter
  • 1 cup of packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 16 ounces of chopped dark chocolate 60% Ghirardelli is my top pick
  • 16 ounces of chopped high-quality white chocolate Lindt is my go-to
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract adjust to your taste
  • ¼ cup of crushed candy canes


  • Line a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with a silicone mat or tin foil sprayed with non-stick spray.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Arrange the Ritz crackers in rows on the prepared baking sheet.
  • In a saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar, and vanilla. Heat over medium-high heat until simmering, then let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Pour the toffee mixture evenly over the crackers and spread it out with an offset spatula.
  • Bake the toffee-covered crackers for 5 minutes in the oven.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle the chopped dark chocolate over the crackers.
  • Return to the oven and bake for 3-5 minutes, or until the chocolate is melted.
  • Spread the melted chocolate evenly across the crackers with an offset spatula.
  • Chill the baking sheet in the fridge for 30 minutes, or until the chocolate and toffee are hardened.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate in 30-second intervals, stirring after each, until completely melted.
  • Stir in the peppermint extract into the melted white chocolate until combined.
  • Pour the melted white chocolate over the hardened dark chocolate layer and spread it out evenly.
  • Sprinkle the crushed candy canes over the white chocolate while it’s still melted.
  • Return the baking sheet to the fridge and chill for another 30 minutes, or until the white chocolate is hardened.
  • Once everything is set, break the peppermint bark apart and indulge!
  • Store any leftovers in a bag or airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for 2 weeks.

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