16 Perfect Peppermint Recipes for the Holidays

Wondering how to make candy cane recipes in yummy desserts?  I’ve got your back with 16 recipes using Peppermint!  The best thing about candy canes and peppermint candy is that you can use them up by adding them to almost any of your favorite dessert recipes.  Some of the tasty recipes include candy cane mousse, simple syrup, ice cream sandwiches, candy cane shake, candy cane cookies, cake and cookie bark.  There is nothing quite like candy canes with a twist, and these recipes will give you tons of ideas on how to make them spectacular.  {{knuckle bumps}}

Perfect Peppermint Recipes for the Holidays

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Candy Cane Recipe

Candy Cane White Chocolate Mousse

1.  Candy Cane White Chocolate Mousse ~ In true candy cane fashion this delectable white chocolate and peppermint mousse is layered to resemble candy cane stripes.  

Candy Cane Simple Syrup

2.  Candy Cane Simple Syrup ~ Make your very own peppermint syrup instead of spending your money on coffee syrups.  This simple syrup only requires two ingredients, candy canes and water. Easy peasy!  A great gift idea!

Chocolate Peppermint Milkshake

3.  Chocolate Peppermint Milkshake ~ Who doesn’t love a good milkshake?  And, what’s more fun than trying out a holiday version with peppermint flavor! 

Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Oreo Cookie Balls

4.  Candy Cane Oreo Cookie Balls ~ The holidays are coming up and it’s time to make holiday favorites and give new recipes a try.  These Candy Cane Oreo Cookie Balls are fun and easy to make. Visually they are gorgeous and they taste good too! 

Peppermint Meringue Cookies

5.  Peppermint Meringue Cookies ~ As if these pretty meringues didn’t already look like a little bit of heaven, wait until you bite into one and discover the delicious peppermint flavor! 

Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies

6.  Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies ~ These little thumbprint cookies are really easy to make and would be perfect to leave out for Santa with a glass of milk.

Candy Cane Chocolate Cookies

7.  Candy Cane Chocolate Cookies ~ These Candy Cane Chocolate cookies are really easy to make and would be perfect to leave out for Santa with a glass of milk.

Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

8.  Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies ~ A delicious combination of chocolate and peppermint in a whoopie pie.  

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Oreo Peppermint Bark

9.  Oreo Peppermint Bark ~ This recipe is so simple and yet the candy looks so professional when you are finished. Make the holidays a little sweeter by giving this gift to friends and family.

Peppermint Fudge

10.  Peppermint Fudge ~ Fudge is a holiday staple and this recipe for traditional fudge is tried and true and perfect for gift giving!

Candy Cane Cookies & Cream Muddy Buddies

11.  Candy Cane Cookies & Cream Muddy Buddies ~ Satisfy your sweet tooth with this Candy Cane Cookies & Cream Muddy Buddies.  After all, everyone loves O-R-E-O-S!

Peppermint Popcorn

12.  Candy Cane Popcorn Bark ~ Erin gives you both the recipe for this yummy peppermint popcorn bark, as well as the printable popcorn bag.  A great gift idea for the whole year – just change up the bag.

 Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwich

13.  Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwich ~ Soft chocolate cookies with a creamy ice cream center and rolled in crushed up candy canes.

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14.  Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops ~ These marshmallow pops are adorable!  No baking required!  Yay!  You can throw these together in a pinch.  Christmas wouldn’t be complete without candy canes.

Chocolate Peppermint Cake Pops

15.  Chocolate Peppermint Cake Pops ~ Because treats are so much more fun on a stick try making these delicious Chocolate Peppermint Cake pops.  Perfect for gifting or as a party treat.

Chocolate Peppermint Torte

16.  Chocolate Peppermint Torte ~ Three heavenly layers of chocolate cake and filled with peppermint cream filling.  Garnish with peppermint candies for the ultimate slice of heaven!


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