If you’re looking for an easy candy for holiday treat bags or baskets, these dark chocolate peppermint meltaways are perfect. They are simple to make and you can make a large batch of them for gift giving in very little time. They’re also tasty treats for a party.
Welcome to Day 11 of the Fourth Annual 12 Days of Christmas Series!
We have teamed up with 50 plus bloggers to bring you a oodles of DIY Ideas and Recipes to make your holiday season merrier. There are 12 different posts in the series and we have spread them out over a four week period with three posts per week. Now is the time to subscribe!
GO HERE for the complete list of Dates and Topics plus a collection of most popular holiday ideas including ornaments, games, recipes and more from all 50 plus talented bloggers!
On the first day we shared a DIY Horse Head Wreath
On the second day we shared a DIY Recipe Card Holder Hostess Gift.
On the third day we shared a Christmas Countdown Ornament.
On the fourth day we shared Buckets of Snow Ornaments.
On the fifth day we shared Buttered Rum Glazed Pecans
On the sixth day we shared a Rustic Wood Slice Deer Ornament
On the seventh day we shared our Christmas Mantel & Hearth in Rose Gold Decor
On the eighth day we shared a Snowy Christmas in a Jar
On the ninth day we shared Inexpensive and Festive Ways to Wrap Presents
On the tenth day we shared Our Burgundy and Gold Christmas Tree
It’s Day 11 and we have been in the kitchen making something sweet to share!
I love making all sorts of Christmas candy. Some of the recipes can take a lot of time to make, some of them require quite a few ingredients, and I have a couple that are super easy and only take minutes to make. That’s what I’m sharing today. These Dark Chocolate Peppermint Meltaways could not be easier to make, plus they only take minutes to make. We all need some easy Christmas treat recipes, don’t we?
To make these, you’ll only need dark chocolate melting wafers, peppermint extract and garnishes. I use Ghiradelli wafers because I’ve found that they have the most robust dark chocolate flavor compared to other candy melts.
I hesitant to even call this a recipe because it’s so easy! But if you need a quick and easy treat, this is for you!
Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Meltaways
Easy and quick to make, these dark chocolate and peppermint meltaways are a delicious treat for holiday gift bags or parties.
- 2 10 oz bags Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafters Melted
- 1/2 tsp Peppermint Extract Add more to taste if desired
- Candy Garnish Optional
Follow directions on package to melt the wafers in the microwave.
Add peppermint extract to melted chocolate and stir.
Spoon mixture into candy molds and use a scraper to go over the molds to remove the excess chocolate.
Add crushed peppermint or Christmas Holly Mix Sprinkles to each mold.
Allow candy to set for 10 to 15 minutes before popping each piece out of the mold.
You’ll need several candy molds if you melt all of the wafers at once. Otherwise the melts will harden before you can fill the molds. Avoid remelting the candy. I’ve found the more times it’s melted, the less likely it is to harden. I’ve had a few molds that I’ve used for a couple of years. Some have very shallow molds, others are a little deeper. I used both for this candy. They are simple plastic molds, but they work great.
Be sure to use a scraper to remove the excess chocolate from the molds before adding the garnishes.
My husband loves chocolate as much as anyone can. He’s always happy to be the taste tester for me. When I first had him try these, he loved them and asked if they were for something special or if he could have more. He was happy when I made them again recently and told him they were just for him. I’ll be making more of them for Christmas. He prefers the ones with crushed peppermint on top.
I like them dressed up a little more with the holly mix sprinkles.
Last year was the first time I made homemade peppermint patties and they were a big hit. I think these dark chocolate peppermint meltaways will be loved, too.Dark Chocolate Peppermint Meltaways are a quick, easy, and tasty Christmas treat. They are perfect for sharing in gift baskets. #chocolatecandy #peppermintandchocolate #easysweettreat #12DaysofChristmas Click To Tweet
Pin Me, Please!
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Meltaways
We share at these great parties!
Scroll down for even more Sweet Treats to make this holiday season!
Beverly shares easy, inexpensive craft tutorials, diy projects for the home, coastal decor projects, & thrift store find makeover projects all designed to help you create a beautiful home on a budget.