Sugar Plum Fairy Bark

Sugar Plum Fairy Bark on a gold and white plate

Sugar Plum Fairy Bark ~ a pretty white peppermint confection bedazzled with sprinkles, because a little bling is always appropriate during the holidays.

Sugar Plum Fairy Bark on parchment paper

I’m not sure what got into me, this started out as a simple concoction of white chocolate (or confectionary) infused with crushed peppermint, which would have been a perfectly respectable holiday candy, but then things turned a little bit whimsical. For some reason I couldn’t control my urge to embellish, so on went the sprinkles and fairy dust.

But hear me out ~ this makes a fun accent to a cookie collection or dessert platter ~ and I’ll wager there will be more than a few little girls (or little girls at heart) who’ll make a beeline for it.

Sugar Plum Fairy Bark stacked in paper cup

I liked this simple white chocolate candy so much I did it two ways

  • one in traditional chocolate bark form,
  • and one in little dollops, or mendiants.

Which one tickles your fancy?

Sugar Plum Fairy Bark on a baking sheet

The base of this homemade candy is a white chocolate peppermint bark

I started out simply enough with the white chocolate peppermint bark. The sweetness of the white ‘chocolate’ confection and the sharp peppermint go really well together, and is surprisingly refreshing after a meal.

White chocolate peppermint bark

But omg, the sprinkle market is exploding lately, have you noticed? There are all kinds of new colors, shapes, and new products like super sparkly dust, and tiny pearls and iridescent bead-like candies. I think there must be a little sprinkle loving corner of the brain that never really grows up. At least in my case there is.

I’m a hoarder of sprinkles and there are so many new ones out on the market that are feeding my habit. I need an outlet like this Sugar Plum Fairy Bark every now and then to let loose and use some of them!

Sugar Plum Fairy Bark, broken into shards on a marble surface

How to use your be-sprinkled candy

You can package the pieces up for gifting, or plate them to set out with the rest of your holiday desserts. If you have kids or grandkids, just wave a little bit of this under their noses, they’ll follow you anywhere.

Sugar Plum Fairy Bark on a gold and white plate

tvfgi recommends: Sweet Tooth Fairy Sprinkles

These are the sprinkles I used for this bark, but of course there are all kinds out there, in craft stores and online. I also used some of my India Tree all natural sprinkles, which come in tons of colors, all made with natural vegetable colorants and no artificial dyes.

Sugar Plum Fairy Bark on a gold and white plate
4.39 from 18 votes

Sugar Plum Fairy Bark

Sugar Plum Fairy Bark ~ a pretty white peppermint confection bedazzled with sprinkles, because a little bling is always appropriate during the holidays.
Course candy, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Yield 24 pieces
Author Sue Moran


  • baking sheet
  • microwave (optional)


  • 12 ounce bag Wilton White Candy Melts
  • about 5 candy canes or about 1/3 cup crushed peppermint
  • assorted sparkly sprinkles


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Put the candy melts in a microwave safe bowl and cook on high for 60 seconds. Stir, and then heat again in 15 second increments, or until the candy becomes smooth and glossy when stirred. Don't over microwave or the candy can seize up. Let the heat of the bowl do the final melting as you stir.
  • Reserve some of the peppermint to scatter on the top of the bark, and stir the rest into the melted candy.
  • If you are making classic bark, pour out the candy onto the baking sheet and spread out to an even rectangle, somewhere around 9x12 inches, give or take. While the candy is still wet sprinkle on the sprinkles. Let harden at room temperature for a few hours, or put in the fridge to speed things up, then break or cut into pieces.
  • To make the mediants, I don't add the crushed peppermint to the candy, I melt it by itself, then drop spoonfuls onto the parchment and nudge it into a round shape with my spoon. Then, while it is still wet, I top it with peppermint and sprinkles. Let harden. (Makes about 2 dozen)

Cook's notes

You can use white chocolate in place of the candy melts, just be sure to chop it finely before melting. White chocolate can be finicky, so a double boiler might be a better melting method. See my Tips and Tricks for Melting Chocolate for more details.
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

sugar plum fairy bark

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    December 19, 2020 at 8:06 am

    5 stars
    I think this will be perfect as a wedding shower favor, in a clear bag tied with ribbon. thank you for sharing.

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      December 19, 2020 at 8:16 am

      I hadn’t thought of that, but yes!

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