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The Coolest Ending to the Year! Peppermint Bark Balls!

Annette Zito, KitchAnnette™
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • • 2 tbsps + 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • • 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • • 4 oz white chocolate chopped
  • • 2 cups candy canes crushed


  • Melt 2 tbsps butter in a non-stick saucepan over medium-low heat. Add condensed milk then add cocoa and peppermint extract, stirring constantly. After about 10 minutes, the mixture will thicken – you’ll see the bottom of the pan.
  • Use half of the remaining butter to coat a dinner plate. Pour the chocolate mixture onto it and spread evenly. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Wash your hands well then butter them with the remaining butter. Spoon about 1 tsp of the chocolate mixture into your hands and roll into a ball. Continue with the rest of the chocolate mixture.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt white chocolate uncovered at 50% power for 90 seconds and stir until smooth (if the chocolate isn’t quite melted, repeat for 15 second intervals).
  • Dip the chocolate balls into the white chocolate, fully covering them. Then dredge them in the candy canes.