Chocolate Peppermint Bites are made with only 3 ingredients! Crescent dough, chocolate chips, and candy canes come together to make these mini treats the star of your holiday party!
We’re less than a week away from Christmas, and that means it’s time for my husband Greyson’s 24 hour Christmas Movie Marathon. Yes – 24 hours of Christmas movies! Every year we get some friends together and watch Christmas movies while snacking all day. This year, I wanted to make something new, so I decided to make these Chocolate Peppermint Bites, and they were a hit!
These are so quick to assemble. I started out with rolling out a can of crescent dough and pinching all the perforated edges together so it won’t come apart. Then I sprinkled in some chocolate chips along the longer end of the dough and rolled it up. I cut the dough about half an inch apart to make each bite, and placed them on my lined baking sheet.
Here’s the trick, though… and this is what will make any dessert with chocolate chips look good to your guests. After I placed the bites onto my baking sheet, I specifically placed a few more chocolate chips right on top of them so that all the chocolate chips wouldn’t hide inside the bites once they puff up. Food stylists often use this trick with chocolate chip cookes. Placing a few extra chips right on top before they go in the oven will show others what’s on the inside, and looks more beautiful when it’s on the plate!
I popped them in the oven for 14 minutes, and in the meantime I put a candy cane into a storage bag and smashed it with a meat mallet (but you can always use the flat bottom of a cup). As soon as the bites were out of the oven, I sprinkled the crushed candy cane on top of each one.
And before I knew it, all of these mini treats-in-a-blanket disappeared. This time of year really is magical. 😉
- 1 (8 oz) can crescent dough
- ⅓ cup chocolate chips
- 1 candy cane
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll cresent dough flat onto countertop. Pinch perforated edges together. Sprinkle chocolate chips alongside longer edge.
- Roll dough, starting at side with chocolate chips. Cut dough into bites about half an inch apart. Transfer bites to lined baking sheet.
- Bake 12-14 minutes until golden.
- In the meantime, place candy cane in storage bag and crush with meat mallet or flat bottom of a cup.
- Remove bites from oven. Sprinkle with crushed candy cane. Serve immediately.
I used milk chocolate chips for this recipe, but you can use semi-sweet as well. You can also use mini chocolate chips.
Use more chocolate chips to make another bite-sized dessert, Chocolate Fudge Tartlets!