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With crisp corn flakes and crushed peppermint candy held together with white chocolate and marshmallows, this no-bake holiday treat is perfect for bake-sales, potlucks, and last-minute Christmas gifts.

Crispy Peppermint Bark

This fun take on classic Peppermint Bark is an easy Christmas treat that's loaded with crisp cornflakes and peppermint candy, and held together with white chocolate and marshmallows. Best of all, it's made in the microwave, so there's no need for double boilers and candy thermometers!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas, easy, holiday, no-bake
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Chocolate
Diet Pescatarian, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 18 servings
Calories 161 kcal


  • 70 grams cultured unsalted butter
  • 220 grams marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 180 grams cornflakes
  • 120 grams white chocolate (chopped into chunks)
  • 100 grams peppermint candy (such as crushed candy canes)


  1. Crush the peppermint candy or candy canes.
    Crush the candy canes with a rolling pin
  2. Add the butter, marshmallows, and vanilla to a microwave-safe bowl and heat at 600 watts for about 2 minutes. Be sure to keep an eye on it so that it doesn't spill over.
    Stir the melted marshmallow together with the butter and vanilla in a bowl
  3. Stir the mixture until the butter and marshmallows are combined into a smooth cream. If your marshmallows weren't fully melted, throw them back in the microwave for a bit.
    Add the cornflakes, crushed candy cane and white chocolate to the marshmallow mixture and stir.
  4. Add the cornflakes, white chocolate, and 2/3rds of the peppermint candy. Stir this around until the cornflakes are evenly coated with the marshmallow mixture, and the peppermint candy and chocolate are evenly distributed. You want the chocolate to melt a bit, but not entirely.
    Crispy peppermint bark being mixed in a bowl.
  5. Shape the Peppermint Bark into whatever shape you want it to set. You can make round cookies, or press the mixture into a sheet pan.
    Shaping crispy peppermint bark into cookies.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining peppermint candy on top to garnish.
    Topping crispy peppermint bark with crushed candy cane.
  7. Refrigerate the Peppermint Bark until it's set. If you're making bars, you can cut them up at this point.
  8. Wrap them individually or place them in an airtight container to store them.
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Peppermint Bark
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 89mg4%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.