Candy Cane Dessert Squares

This crowd-sized recipe can be served frozen or refrigerated, making it ideal for a holiday buffet.


2 cups (36 wafers) finely crushed chocolate wafer cookies
1/2 cup LAND O LAKES(R) Butter, melted
3 tablespoons sugar


Combine all crust ingredients in small bowl. Press onto bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Set aside.

Chocolate Layer


1 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup LAND O LAKES(R) Heavy Whipping Cream


Melt chocolate chips and ⅔ cup whipping cream in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth (4 to 5 minutes). Pour over crust. Place in freezer while making filling (at least 10 minutes).



1 cup powdered sugar
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons peppermint extract
1-1/2 cups LAND O LAKES(R) Heavy Whipping Cream, whipped
2/3 cup coarsely crushed red or green hard peppermint candies
24 small candy canes, if desired


Combine powdered sugar, cream cheese and peppermint extract in large bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth and creamy. Gently stir in whipped cream and crushed candies. Spread evenly over chocolate layer. Sprinkle with additional crushed candy, if desired. Freeze 4 hours or overnight. To serve, cut into squares. Top each square with candy cane, if desired. Serve frozen or refrigerated. Store frozen.

TIP: To crush candy, place candy in resealable plastic food bag and pound with a rolling pin or meat mallet, checking often to make sure you don’t pulverize the candy.

TIP: To remove the powdery residue from the crushed candy, place crushed candy in a mesh strainer; shake back-and-forth until most of residue is removed.

Cooking & Recipes


24 servings

Preparation Time: 

25 minutes

Nutritional Information: 

Nutrition Facts (1 serving); Calories 310; Fat 23g; Cholesterol 65mg; Sodium 150mg; Carbohydrate 23g; Dietary Fiber 1g; Protein 3g

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