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Peppermint Hot Chocolate Dump Cake

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I found out why Santa hands out candy canes.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Dump Cake

Yes, I know it’s only October, but surely I’m not the only one thinking about the holidays? School starts, then Halloween pops up and by the next week Thanksgiving is over and we’re counting the days until Christmas.

At least, that’s how my calendar looks.

So, I’m thinking about holiday guests and menus and presents and decorations. Mostly I’m thinking about menus.

Easy Peppermint Dump Cake

This will be the first Christmas in our new home and I know we’re going to have lots of company during the holidays. New friends, old friends, and family means several celebrations and lots of menu plans.

I have several oldie-but-goodie dishes but I like to “wow” my guests with fresh ideas, too.

Easy Dump Cake Recipe

One of my favorite go-to sites for inspiration is Tablespoon. You don’t have to be a foodie to appreciate the food ideas they post, but foodies will definitely swoon over Tablespoon’s creative ways to personalize dishes.

Christmas Dump Cake

For example, my family loves deviled eggs but they don’t look very holiday-ish to me. But star shaped deviled eggs that are easy to make? Un-huh. Tablespoon: Cookie-Cutter Spicy Deviled Eggs.

And have you ever noticed how it seems you almost need two separate menus when you have a group over: one for adults, one for kids? Forget that. I think baked Cordon Bleu Chicken Nuggets or Vegetable Lasagna Cupcakes are special enough for adults and kid-friendly, too.

Hot Chocolate Dump Cake Recipe

Here are some other ideas that caught my attention on my last Tablespoon visit:  

That’s where I found this recipe for Hot Chocolate Dump Cake. It’s a simple dessert that tastes wonderfully decadent.

Using a boxed cake mix makes it easy while marshmallows and chocolate chips give it a satisfying homemade kick. Top it with Santa’s crushed peppermint candies and it looks like it’s dressed for the holidays.

Recipe for Peppermint Dump Cake

Whether you’d like to learn cooking basics, want to discover unique food hacks or need to put together a menu—holiday or not—you can find it at Tablespoon.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Dump Cake

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Oh…I hear Hot Chocolate Dump Cake with peppermint is what Santa wants this year instead of cookies. Try it. Maybe you’ll get more presents.

Hot Chocolate Dump Cake

At least you’ll get another piece of cake.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tablespoon. The opinions and text are all mine.



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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.