Christmas time calls for an abundance of holiday baking. Can you think of anything more traditional than candy cane and peppermint recipes?
I’ve rounded up a great list of them to add a little extra “ho-ho-ho” in your ho-ho holidays this season.
From candy cane cheesecake and candy cane s’mores to peppermint sugar cookies, truffles, macarons and popcorn, every treat you could ever imagine is made better with the minty sweet taste.
I really want to try the peppermint Oreos and candy cane milkshake — what a combo.
- Hot Chocolate & Peanut Butter Balls make the perfect holiday treat.
- The kids will love helping bake these Easy Gingerbread Snowman Sugar Cookies.
- You’ve got to try these DIY Peppermint Candy Spoons!
1. Peppermint Snowball Cookies
From Inside Bru Crew Life
Even though I don’t always like the white cold snow, I will gladly take a tray of these snowball cookies any day.
This cookie recipe is one that you will be pulling out every single Christmas for years to come.
Unlike traditional snowball cookies, these tasty little treats are dipped in white chocolate and topped with crushed candy canes.
Make them year-round by swapping out the extract to another flavor and topping them with seasonal sprinkles.
2. Peppermint Marshmallow Fudge
From Just Us Four Blog
Fudge is one of the ultimate Christmas time desserts, probably because you can make it in pretty much any variety you can imagine.
This Peppermint Marshmallow Fudge is the perfect holiday themed flavor, with a delicious combination of semi-sweet chocolate, fluffy marshmallows, and crushed peppermint candy.
This fudge also makes a fun and festive treat for neighbors tied up with a bow.
3. Candy Cane Fudge
From Spaceships and Laser Beams
Whether you are looking for a hostess gift for a last minute holiday party or preparing your menu for a Christmas cookie swap, make sure you check out this recipe for Candy Cane Fudge!
It is a breeze to make and the little snowflake shapes are so fun to serve during the holidays.
With just four ingredients, a few minutes of prep, and a few hours of chill time in the freezer, these bite sized treats are sure to be a hit.
4. Peppermint Bark Pretzels
From Love From The Oven
Hands down these Peppermint Bark Pretzels are one of the easiest treats there is to make. They are always well received and taste wonderfully festive!
Chocolate covered pretzels are the perfect combination of salty and sweet, crunchy and creamy.
This recipe creates a fun flavor twist with the addition of white chocolate and crushed peppermint candies.
Simply melt your chocolate coating, dip your pretzels, and add your sprinkles.
5. Chocolate Candy Cane Truffles
From Your Cup of Cake
These Chocolate Candy Cane Truffles are bite sized pieces of holiday heaven.
Delicious soft truffles are made with the perfect mixture of cream cheese, chocolate, and peppermint flavor and then rolled in crushed candy canes for a beautiful and tasty effect.
Looking for a fast way to crush your candy canes without a food processor? Follow this blogger’s expert tips for crushing them right in your blender.
6. Chocolate and Peppermint Roulade
From Food, Folks and Fun
If a flourless chocolate cake and a peppermint sponge cake had a baby, this Chocolate Peppermint Roulade would be the fabulous result.
This show stopper dessert is chocolatey and rich without being too dense, and has just the right amount of peppermint flavor.
A thick chocolate ganache finishes everything off with a buttery, chocolate coating.
It is the perfect dessert for special holiday get togethers.
7. Candy Cane Peppermint Kiss Cookies
From Creations by Kara
With crushed peppermint candies in the dough and a peppermint kiss right on top, these yummy cookies are perfect for the Christmas season.
If you are fan of all things peppermint, you are sure to love these Candy Cane Peppermint Cookies!
They are rolled in sugar giving them a pretty sparkle great for gifting or Christmas cookie trays. Plus, they are incredibly easy to whip up.
8. Peppermint Puppy Chow
From Shugary Sweets
Whether you call it Puppy Chow or Muddy Buddies, this delicious snack just got a holiday makeover.
This tasty homemade treat is the perfect copycat recipe for Peppermint Bark Muddy Buddy Chex Mix you can find in stores with a hefty price tag.
It is simple to make with a handful of ingredients.
Vanilla candy coating, Andes peppermint baking chips, Chex cereal, powdered sugar, and candy canes are all it takes.
9. Chocolate Peppermint Bars
From My Turn for Us
Christmas is always the best time of the year to indulge in some extra special treats. These Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Bars are extra special but also pretty easy to make.
A buttery sugar cookie base is topped with a thick layer of rich chocolate brownie and white chocolate shell sprinkled with crushed candy canes.
These cookie bars are perfect to have at the many Christmas parties that are just around the corner.
10. Peppermint Cream Bites
From Shugary Sweets
These Peppermint Cream Bites are one of the tastiest desserts I have ever tried. It’s like combining an Oreo cookie with a Peppermint Patty.
A buttery crushed Oreo cookie crust is topped a creamy peppermint center and crushed candy cane chocolate shell.
Cut the treats into big cookie bars for family celebrations or bite sized treats perfect for holiday gifting.
11. Candy Cane S’mores
From Roxana’s Home Baking
Put a holiday touch on your favorite summer treat with these super fun Candy Cane S’mores.
These sweet treats are a creative addition to your holiday baking that will leave your guests asking for more.
Buttery graham crackers are topped with an ooey gooey marshmallow and a decadent chocolate peppermint drizzle.
Sprinkle some crushed candy canes right on top for a beautiful and festive garnish.
12. Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bars
From Crème de la Crumb
Peppermint is my go-to holiday flavor. Something about those little red and white candies just screams Christmas tradition.
These Peppermint Crunch Sugar Cookie Bars are the perfect way to add some peppermint flare to your holiday baking.
Thick and chewy sugar cookie bars are topped with a delectable peppermint crunch frosting and crushed peppermint candies. Easy to make, festive, and so yummy.
13. Candy Cane Chocolate Cheesecake
From Roxana’s Home Baking
Christmas is just not the same without candy cane and this Candy Cane Chocolate Cheesecake has to be the best candy cane dessert around.
Velvety peppermint cheesecake with swirls of white chocolate candy cane bars are topped with a piece of Hershey’s chocolate.
These festive cheesecake bars sure are a showstopper. The best part? They so easy to make you will have the recipe on hand at all times.
14. Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
From Hoosier Homemade
Are you ready for all of the warm and comforting drinks this winter? Make sure you check out this recipe for homemade Peppermint White Hot Chocolate.
If you aren’t yet a lover of all things peppermint, you will be after you make this drink. It is sure to become your go-to drink this holiday season.
This peppermint white hot chocolate recipe is simple to make and perfectly sweetened with peppermint.
15. Peppermint Oreo Truffles
From Cooking Classy
If you have never made truffles or chocolate dipped candies before this recipe is a great place to start.
Bite sized Oreo Truffles Two Ways are sure to impress and the recipe is so straight forward. They require minimal ingredients and taste great.
Once you try them, you will be hooked! These beautiful little Oreo truffles are also the perfect treat for holiday gifting.
16. Candy Cane Milkshake
From Desserts Required
Buy a box of mini candy canes and whip up a batch of these delicious Candy Cane Milkshakes. I love a creative recipe to try with the kiddos around the holidays.
With just three simple ingredients you can recreate these tasty drinks right at home.
All you need is a few scoops of vanilla ice cream, crushed miniature candy canes, and a few splashes of milk. It’s a great drink to serve to children at your Christmas party, too.
17. Candy Cane Pie
This cool, creamy, homemade candy cane pie is the perfect holiday dessert! An Oreo crust, whipped cream, and cream cheese filling with plenty of peppermints make for one irresistible dessert.
18. Peppermint Twist Macarons
From Savory Experiments
Peppermint Twist Macarons are the perfect centerpiece to any Christmas cookie plate.
Melt-in-your mouth homemade macarons are infused with peppermint flavor, filled with creamy buttercream frosting, and rolled in crushed candy canes.
And don’t be intimidated by making your own macarons, this blogger’s helpful hints and secret tips will ensure that they turn out perfectly every single time.
19. Peppermint Shortbread Bar Cookies
From Inside Bru Crew Life
With holiday baking right around the corner, many of us are looking for a new stand-out dessert for our holiday baked goods spread.
These easy to make Peppermint Shortbread Bar Cookies are a fun holiday treat that will stand out among the rest.
They are dipped in melted milk chocolate and sprinkled with a festive mix of seasonal sprinkles and candy cane chunks.
20. Candy Cane White Chocolate Popcorn
From Raegun Ramblings
Nothing is as delicious as a festive snack mix loaded with all of your favorite holiday flavors.
This popcorn mix is made with fluffy air popped popcorn covered in melted white chocolate and sprinkled with mini chocolate chips and crushed candy canes.
Make a big batch of this Candy Cane White Chocolate Popcorn for your holiday get together or package it in a pretty box for Christmas gifting.
21. Peppermint Hot Chocolate Stuffed Pancakes
From Eazy Peazy Mealz
Celebrate the start of your kids’ Christmas break with these super fun Peppermint Hot Chocolate Stuffed Pancakes!
This isn’t just chocolate and peppermint sandwiched between two pancakes.
This is stuffed pancake goodness with a deliciously rich filling you are sure to fall in love with.
You make chocolate hazelnut discs and throw them in the freezer to make the stuffed pancakes!
22. Candy Cane Whipped Cream
From Who Needs a Cape
The perfect topping for holiday desserts or a special hot chocolate, this Candy Cane Whipped Cream is absolutely delicious.
Adding flavoring to your homemade whipped cream is an easy way to enhance the flavors of whatever you are topping.
You would be surprised at the depth of flavor you can create.
With Christmas upon us, we all have candy canes around that you can crush up and then you are all set.
23. Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
From Just Us Four Blog
Please all of the cookie monsters in your life with a big batch of these Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies from My Suburban Kitchen.
Made with a simple devil’s food cake mix base and deliciously flavored with peppermint chocolate chips and crushed candy canes, these cookies are the ultimate holiday treat.
They are the perfect combination of chocolate and peppermint flavor which are the essential holiday flavors.
24. Skillet Peppermint Brownie
Who doesn’t love an ooey gooey hot dessert topped with a big scoop of ice cream?
This skillet peppermint brownie perfectly hits the nail on the head.
It is super easy to make too because the base of your brownie is made from a brownie mix! Just add a little peppermint extract and some chopped candy pieces to make the brownie nice and minty and festive and perfect.
Add some peppermint ice cream for even more holiday flavor.
25. Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake
Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake is an impressive dessert to bring to all of the season’s holiday parties and family get togethers.
The cake is fluffy, moist, and totally amazing! It is also very simple to make with a cake mix base and a handful of other ingredients.
The delicious cream cheese frosting looks beautiful piped in stripes over the cake and sprinkled with crushed candy canes.
26. Mint Chocolate Cupcakes
From Creations by Kara
Bite into one of these tasty cupcakes to find the delicious surprise hidden inside. Mint Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint Fudge Filling are so good and perfect to add to your holiday baking lineup.
Dense and moist chocolate cupcakes with pretty crackled tops are filled with mint fudgey goodness and topped with a creamy mint frosting that tastes fabulous and looks so pretty.
27. Peppermint Icing
From Too Stinkin’ Cute
Just add chocolate cupcakes! This yummy peppermint icing is the perfect topping to all of your holiday cakes and confections.
It is super simple to make too.
With some powdered sugar, crushed peppermint candy, butter, and cream cheese this frosting can be yours.
Pipe onto your desserts and top with some candy cane chunks or a peppermint swirl for a beautiful and festive treat.
28. Homemade Peppermint Oreos
From I Heart Naptime
I love gifting homemade sweets around the holidays.
It feels more personal than a store-bought gift and there are so many beautiful ways to wrap cookies and other treats.
These homemade peppermint Oreo cookies are fantastic and so simple to make. Stack them up in a glass jar and add a festive tie of ribbon for a pretty sweet gift.
29. Peppermint Oreo Fudge
From The Gunny Sack
This easy Peppermint Oreo Fudge has only three ingredients; white chocolate chips, peppermint frosting, and peppermint Oreo cookies.
It is the easiest and tastiest dessert you can make this Christmas! Smooth and creamy with a delicious Oreo crunch, squares of this fudge are perfect for holiday cookie trays, Christmas bake sales, and more.
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