Whether your peppermint comes in the form of oil, extract, or cane, this cool candy flavor is sure to pep up your holiday desserts, from cakes and candies to cookies and pies.
Peppermint-Coated PretzelsTurn pretzel nuggets into holiday treats by dipping them in melted white chocolate and peppermint candy pieces. The salty-sweet combination is irresistible.
Chocolate Chunk Candy Cane CheesecakeLoaded with chocolate hunks and peppermint candies, slathered in a decadent chocolate ganache, and decorated with classic Christmas candies, this cheesecake is a "must-make" for the holidays.
Peppermint Layer CookiesDip these colorful red – and green-colored sugar cookies in a mixture of melted white chocolate and crushed peppermint candy for a festive holiday cookie that’s perfect for holiday entertaining and for holiday gifts.
Peppermint-Mousse CakeStart with a frozen pound cake loaf for this easy cake filled with a sweetened mascarpone cheese filling and topped with melted chocolate and chopped peppermint candies.
Peppermint Pinwheel CookiesDon't let your eyes fool you; these "candies" are anything but. They're red and white cookie dough rolled into a spirals and topped with creamy peppermint frosting.
Milk Chocolate-Peppermint BarkPerfect for gift giving during the holidays, this 5-ingredient recipe features chopped cookies, peppermint candies, and pretzels stirred into melted chocolate. You’d better make an extra batch because this sweet treat won’t last long.
Peppermint Brownie TartsCrushed candy canes and rich Chocolate Glaze hide a sweet surprise inside this can't-miss cake. With some simple packaging, it makes for a great gift too.
Candy Cane CakeThis cake is almost too pretty to eat. But after one bite, your guests will be back for more. Sprinkle the crushed candies over the cake just before serving, since the moisture from the whipped cream can make the mints begin to "melt" together after about half an hour. Don't worry, though—we suspect the cake will be long gone by then.
Peppermint Bonbon CookiesBonbon means "very good" in French, and that's certainly what these peppermint-flavored cookies are! Between the gooey chocolate center and crunchy peppermint topping, it will be hard to decide what you like most about these Christmas treats. They also make great homemade gifts for chocoholics.
Chocolate-Peppermint Candy CupcakesTop chocolate velvet cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting, then sprinkle with a white-chocolate-and-peppermint bark crumble. The pint-sized treats are ideal after a hearty holiday dinner.
Peppermint Ice CreamSnuggle under a blanket with a minty bowl of homemade peppermint ice cream. Make a basic vanilla recipe, then stir in the crushed candies and freeze to give the treat a red-tinted hue.
Peppermint PattiesMake a classic cookie sandwich with thin chocolate wafers and creamy ice cream, then add a little spice by rolling the finished cookies in crushed peppermint. Wrap the individual cookies tightly and freeze to set.
Peppermint Stick CocoaMake simple gifts for coworkers, teachers, or friends by packing pretty cocoa jars with colorful ingredients. The chocolate chips and crushed peppermints will make the gift extra sweet.
Peppermint Molasses CookiesA simple peppermint icing, made with crushed hard candies and a few drops of red food coloring, adds bright flavor to these savory homemade molasses cookies. Sprinkle extra peppermint dust over the icing as it sets for great presentation.
Crushed-Peppermint CheesecakePeppermint extract, crushed peppermint candies, and crumbled chocolate cookie sandwiches pack a punch of flavor in this cheesecake. Make it ahead to ensure it has time to set.
Peppermint-topped BrowniesThis peppermint-topped brownie recipe is perfect for holiday parties, cookie swaps, and any time you just plain crave a peppermint-chocolate flavor blast.
Red Velvet Peppermint CakeTransform a classic red velvet cake into a festive holiday dessert by adding peppermint extract to the rich cream cheese frosting and garnishing the cake with peppermint candies.
Peppermint-Marshmallow Ice Cream PieStir crushed peppermint candy and marshmallows into softened vanilla ice and spoon into a chocolate cookie crust for a festive and refreshing frozen pie.