Chcolate Peppermint Snowflake Candies ~

I saw these on a blog last year, Baked by Rachel and I thought they were so adorable.  After reading how easy they were I wanted to make some for the Holiday Season.  I'm all about easy, so if I can do them, you can do them.  Honest.  So, I bought one of the silicone snowflake molds that Rachel suggested.

I don't know how to link you with her site, but just google her blog and you'll find a step by step process.

I'll paraphase it here for you though.  I tweaked mine a bit also.

Melt 5 ounces of dark chocolate in the microwave on high for 15 second increments.  Mine took all of 1 minute to finish. Add 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable oil and 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract, mix well. Chop up some candy canes, if you have the smaller ones, if not, 1/2 of a large one will do.  Not too finely.

Take a tablespoon and pour the dark chocolate in the center of each snowflake mold and then tip the mold gently from side to side.  With a toothpick, drag some of the melted chocolate into the outer edges.  Sprinkle some of the finer pieces of candy cane pieces over each snowflake and place in the refrigerator for about 1/2 hour.

Next, take 5 ounces of white chocolate, and with 15 second increments, melt the white chocolate, add another 1/2 teaspoonful of vegetable oil and another 1/4 teaspoonful of peppermint extract.  Remove the molds from the refrigerator. Pour a tablespoonful of melted white chocolate over the dark chocolate, tip mold gently.  Take your toothpick and guide some white chocolate to the outer edges of the mold. Now sprinkle with the larger pieces of crumbled candy cane pieces.  Let set for an hour before peeling out of the snowflake mold.  Store in plastic container.

Enjoy  ~

I bought my snowflake mold on Amazon, just by typing it into the search bar.  I used good chocolate, I think that is the key in this little cutie.


Martha said...

I thought they were adorable candies. Saw a Kit in JoAnn's last week that had "cookie" cutters so that you made it in a pan and then cut out the snowflakes. I think the silicone way is much easier don't you?

I assume that they taste as good as theylook?

Taste the Rainbow said...

Hi Martha,

Yes, they are very easy. The first time I made them, I really didn't melt the chocolate enough and it made a mess. This time I melted the chocolate longer and it was very easy to do.

They taste even better than they look. ;)

Southerncook said...

Mary, YUM, those looks sooooooooo good and sound very easy. It is probably too late to order the snowflake silicone mold but I may order it after Christmas for next years use. I love this idea and have seen it on other blogs as well.


Taste the Rainbow said...


These are so easy to do. I'm giving them to a few friends this year, wrapped in a pretty celophane bag with Christmas ribbon. I'll try to take a picture when I package them.

I got my mold on Amazon, so check there after the Holidays.