25 Easy & Delicious Candy Cane-Inspired Desserts

We are a big candy cane household, they are our favorite candy of the season. I even love to cook and bake with candy canes, they give great flavor to foods and drinks. Have you ever thought of making candy cane homemade magic shell, or candy cane hot chocolate? Look no further, because we have all the awesome candy cane-inspired recipes here you could ever want. Run to the store, grab a box (or three), and start making all the best minty candy cane desserts you could ever want

  • 25 Easy & Delicious Candy Cane-Inspired Desserts 1 of 26
    25 Easy & Delicious Candy Cane-Inspired Desserts

    If you love sweet crunchy peppermint desserts than you'll love these desserts inspired by candy canes!

  • Candy Cane Dessert Shooters 2 of 26

    How about some delicious candy cane beverages for the kids and adults! Whip up this chocolatey concoction and don't forget the candy cane to top it off!
    Make candy cane dessert shooters

    Photo: Brooke McLay

  • Chocolate Candy Cane Peppermint Mug Cake 3 of 26

    Whip up this tasty mug cake in three minutes and enjoy candy cane taste in cake form. Everyone will love how easy it is to whip up and serve next to the fire.
    Make candy cane mug cake

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Candy Cane Brittle 4 of 26

    This tasty brittle is Christmas candy at its best and is so easy to make. This makes an awesome gift for friends and family. Have fun and get the kids involved!
    Make candy cane brittle

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Candy Cane Crunch Rolls 5 of 26

    These tasty rolls are so easy to make and a tasty treat for anyone lucky enough to be stopping in. Your friends will love your new twist on a dessert favorite!
    Make candy cane crunch rolls

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Candy Cane Crunch Ice Cream Pie 6 of 26

    This frozen pie is remarkably simple and is always a hit. Whip it up in a jiffy and store it in the freezer until your holiday soiree!
    Make candy cane ice cream pie

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Candy Cane Milk Shooters 7 of 26

    The candy canes turn the milk pink and give it a sweet minty flavor kids love. You will love that it is a sweet treat with just the right amount of sweet minty flavor.
    Make candy cane milk shooters

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Elf Candy Cane Cupcakes 8 of 26

    Why not decorate cupcakes like Buddy would? With mints and candy canes! Take these into school or just eat them home for a holiday treat.
    Make candy cane cupcakes

    Photo: Jaime Richardson

  • Candy Cane Cookies 9 of 26

    These cookies literally look and taste like candy canes, the next best thing to the actual candy!
    Make candy cane cookies

  • Peppermint Candy Cane Cake in a Jar 10 of 26

    This tasty treat is a blast to make with kids, they can never believe cake can be baked in a jar! Not only does it look like a candy cane. It tastes like one too.
    Make candy cane cake in a jar

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • One-Minute Candy Cane Kiss Mug Cake 11 of 26

    This tasty candy cane kiss mug cake is the best ever quick candy cane treat! Whip it up in the microwave and enjoy for a quick after dinner treat.
    Make Candy Cane Kiss Mug Cake

    Photo: Paula Jones

  • Candy Cane Ice Cream 12 of 26

    Candy cane ice cream is always a fun Christmas treat and you won't believe how easy it is to make. Eat it as is, or drizzled with hot fudge sauce.
    Make candy cane ice cream

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Candy Cane Faux-Joe’s 13 of 26

    For those of you addicted to the Trader Joe's version, here is how you can make them at home. These are everyone's favorite cookie - even Santa's!
    Make candy cane faux joe's

    Photo: Kate of Savour

  • Candy Cane Sugar 14 of 26

    Why not make your sugar peppermint-flavored with crushed candy canes? It is so easy! Use it for sprinkling on cakes and frosted cookies.
    Make candy cane sugar

    Photo: Paula Jones

  • Candy Cane Magic Shell 15 of 26

    Mmm, everyone loves magic shell and it is so easy to make at home. Make it peppermint flavored for Christmas. Drizzle it over ice cream or cheesecake for the best holiday treat.
    Make candy cane magic shell

    Photo: Stacie Billis

  • Chocolate Candy Cane Covered Cookies 16 of 26

    Cover oreos with chocolate and sprinkle with crushed candy canes for flavor and crunch. Line them up in a box for a sweet treat to give away. Or, send them to the office for a holiday surprise.
    Make chocolate peppermint covered cookies

    Photo: Jennifer Leal

  • Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes 17 of 26

    These gorgeous cupcakes are decadent and delicious and full of candy cane flavor.
    Make chocolate peppermint cupcakes

    Photo: Julie VR

  • Candy Cane Kiss Cookies 18 of 26

    Candy Cane Kisses are delightful on top of these sugar cookies, like candy cane thumbprints. All you need is your favorite sugar cookie dough and a bag of kisses and you are set to start!
    Make candy cane kiss cookies

    Photo: Lori Lange

  • Candy Cane Hot Chocolate 19 of 26

    Make traditional chocolate peppermint flavored with the addition of a simple candy cane!
    Make candy cane hot chocolate

    Photo: Angie McGowan

  • Multicolor Candy Cane Sugar Cookies 20 of 26
    Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

    These awesome sugar cookies are perfect for making with kids. They are also colorful and bright and ideal for a cookie platter. Tie them in a bundle and give them to friends for the holiday season.

    Make multicolor candy cane cookies

    Photo: Spoonful.com

  • Candy Cane Pretzel Sticks 21 of 26
    candy cane pretzel sticks

    These awesome gluten-free pretzel treats are perfect for serving up to kids or adults. Make them ahead of time and have them ready on a platter at your next party. Everyone will love their mint chocolatey taste!

    Make candy cane pretzel sticks

    Photo: Shauna Ahern

  • Chocolate Peppermint Pudding 22 of 26
    Peppermint Pudding

    Mmm, got a craving for peppermint? Whip up this awesome mug pudding that is going to taste great with minimal effort. Be sure to garnish it with a candy cane for extra crunch.

    Make chocolate peppermint pudding

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Peppermint Oreo Truffles 23 of 26
    Peppermint Oreo Truffles

    These awesome truffles are so amazingly easy to make. Be sure to add crushed candy canes for extra texture and use a few for garnish, too!

    Make peppermint oreo truffles

    Photo: Shaina Olmanson


  • Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake 24 of 26
    vegan chocolate peppermint ice cream cake

    This awesome holiday ice cream treat is made with vegan rice milk ice cream and garnished with crushed candy canes. Make it tonight for an easy after dinner treat.
    Make chocolate peppermint ice cream cake

    Photo: Kathy Patalsky

  • Chocolate Covered Candy Canes 25 of 26
    Chocolate Covered Candy Canes

    Don't have a lot of time but want to make something awesome? Dip candy canes in chocolate and decorate them with sprinkles for a terrific treat!

    Make chocolate covered candy canes

    Photo: Brooklyn Supper

  • Peppermint Swirl Marshmallows 26 of 26
    peppermint swirl marshmallows

    These amazing marshmallows are so much fun to the holiday season. Swirl up the flavors so they taste just like a candy cane. Give them holiday flair by dipping them in crushed candy canes for garnish.

    Make peppermint marshmallows

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield


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