I’ve always been a huge fan of peppermint. I love the flavor year round and even grow a few varieties of mint and peppermint in my herb pot each summer. Around the holidays I go CRAZY for peppermint flavored desserts. Whether it be something garnished with crunchy candy cane pieces, or some kind of peppermint chocolate meringue, I am game. I find that a lot of other people share my love/obsession with peppermint which is why I’ve gathered up some of my favorite peppermint desserts for the holiday season to share. All of these scrumptious treats ring true with the holiday festivities and are perfect for serving family and friends!
Candy Cane Cake in a Jar 1 of 13This delicious minty candy cane cake in a jar is just the thing to serve kids over the holiday season. They'll love the cool presentation and the fun minty taste!
Make peppermint candy cane cake in a jar
Peppermint Chocolate Cookies 2 of 13These delicious chocolate peppermint cookies are the perfect minty treat for kids and adults alike. Get the kids involved helping you make them and they can package them up for friends!
Make peppermint chocolate cookies
Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Frosting 3 of 13You simply can't get through the holidays without a great cupcake recipe. These delicious cupcakes are rich and chocolatey and topped with delightful puffs of peppermint frosting!
Make chocolate cupcakes with peppermint frosting
Peppermint Stick Sundaes 4 of 13These awesome minty sundaes are idea a cinch to whip up in under a minute and make the perfect holiday treat for the kids. (And, let's be honest, the adults love them too!)
Make peppermint stick sundaes
Lori’s Peppermint Kiss Cookies 5 of 13Lori of Recipe Girl makes the most amazing cookies! These peppermint kiss beauties are perfect for kids and add a festive minty punch to any holiday cookie tray.
Make peppermint kiss cookies
Candy Cane Mug Cake 6 of 13If you just need a dessert in individual portions try this simple chocolate peppermint mug cake!
Make a candy cane mug cake
Peppermint Hot Chocolate 7 of 13This delicious hot chocolate recipe is spiked with a hint of peppermint. Who said peppermint desserts couldn't be sipped?
Make peppermint hot chocolate
Peppermint Magic Shell 8 of 13Who doesn't love magic shell?! Give it a holiday twist with the addition of peppermint and a sprinkle of candy cane dust. Santa would LOVE to find this treat next to the tree this year!
Make peppermint magic shell
Peppermint Oreo Truffles 9 of 13These awesome peppermint Oreo truffles only take three ingredients to make and taste just as delicious as any french truffle you might be compelled to splurge on!
Make peppermint Oreo truffles
Homemade Peppermint Patties 10 of 13These delicious peppermint patties are perfect for sweet nibbles during the holiday season. Everyone will adore their cute heart shapes, or try and make them into the shapes of trees or bells!
Make homemade peppermint patties
Microwave Peppermint Pudding 11 of 13Microwave peppermint pudding is a scrumptious treat during the holiday season. Don't forget to garnish it with a candy cane!
Make microwave peppermint pudding
Peppermint Sugar 12 of 13This delicious minty sugar is the perfect garnish for all sorts of frosted baked goods. It is also yummy to stir into hot chocolate to make it into peppermint hot chocolate!
Make peppermint sugar
Chocolate Peppermint Truffles 13 of 13These awesome chocolate truffles are the perfect delicious dessert for any holiday party. They also make great edible holiday gifts!
Make chocolate peppermint truffles
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