It doesn't get much easier than this minty holiday-square recipe from TV chef Nikki Elkins, which takes just minutes to prepare.



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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with a nonstick baking mat or parchment paper. Place graham crackers, sugared-side down, in a single layer on baking sheet with edges touching; set aside.

  • Place butter, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar and salt. Reduce heat and cook at a rapid simmer until mixture reduces and is bubbly and syrupy, about 2 minutes. Pour over graham crackers, using an offset spatula to spread if necessary.

  • Transfer to oven and bake until bubbling, about 8 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool 3 to 4 minutes, and sprinkle with chopped chocolate. Let cool completely; refrigerate briefly if necessary to set chocolate. Break into pieces and serve.

Cook's Notes

Peppermint crunch may be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Reviews (8)

117 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 34
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
I’ve made this recipe every year since it came out. It is easy and delicious. I couldn’t recommend it more. If you can’t find the specific ghiradelli squares you need 12.5 oz of half minty white chocolate and half semi sweet. So so so good!!
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Make this amazing treat every year when Ghirardelli Peppermint square chocolates are available. Never any left...need I say more.
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I did try this at the holiday season and as much as the majority of the recipes are good, I would pass on this one.
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This recipe was so easy and delicious! The taste is such a 'surprise' in your mouth! Love it!
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So easy and delicious! I made a batch of this for a Christmas party last week. It made a great addition along with the more traditional soda cracker/butter brickle bark! Everyone loved it! Except my husband. He doesn't care for peppermint. So for his office party this week, I was inspired to make Rocky Road crunch. To the base layer of chocolate graham crackers I added milk chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, mini marshmallows and a sprinkle of white baking chips. Yummy!!
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Sadly, chocolate graham crackers aren't available in my area.
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love, love, love it!! I have made this several ways, but love this one for the holidays! I have also used saltines, and the flat pretzels with just the butter/toffee mixture and chocolate.. nobody can believe how easy it is and HOW GOOD!!! :)
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11/23/2011 easy and so good! Definitely doing these for Christmas. Much less expensive and easier than fudge. I got a no-stick mat at Target. Bought plain white chocolate to melt and bashed up cheap peppermints with a mallet so saved even more that way. Thanks Team Martha!