Peppermint Crisp

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Peppermint Crisp Wrapper
A Peppermint Crisp split
The construction of a Peppermint Crisp bar, showing the inner cylinders of mint

Peppermint Crisp is a milk chocolate bar filled with a multitude of thin cylinders of mint-flavoured 'cracknel' (which is a brittle crystalline/sugar concoction extruded in fine hollow tubes).[1] Invented in South Africa by Wilson-Rowntree, it is now produced by Nestlé. The Peppermint Crisp is sold in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa as a 35 gram bar.

It is often used in peppermint tart, a South African dessert, and as a crushed topping on pavlova cakes in Australia and New Zealand.[citation needed]

Uses in cooking[edit]

The Peppermint Crisp can be used as an ingredient in mint chocolate cheesecakes and slices, and broken-up to decorate the top of pavlova meringue or cheesecake. James and Melanie Maddock used Peppermint Crisp on top of their dessert during a food challenge on the cooking show My Kitchen Rules.[2]


  1. ^ "Nutritional Info". Nestlé. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  2. ^ Sarah McInerney (24 March 2011). "My Kitchen Rules loses its villain". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 June 2011.