17 Peppermint Dessert Recipes You Really Should Try


Mint may taste good as a flavor of toothpaste.

But it tastes GREAT as a flavor of dessert.

Click through the following recipes to see what we mean:

  1. Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Recipe
    • Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Photo
    • I love the Christmas season. I’m one of those people who gets totally carried away each year decorating and baking. I cannot help myself. I go totally overboard and love every minute of it.  One of my favourite things about the holidays is the abundance of peppermint in all the stores. I love candy canes, so I buy more than …
  2. Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies Recipe
    • Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies Photo
    • Homemade Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s are my personal response to “seasonal” items at the grocery store. As a person with common sense, I get the premise behind only selling certain items seasonally. Most people aren’t going to want baked goods packed with peppermint (or pumpkin, or maple, or any other seasonal flavor) in the middle of …
  3. Candy Cane Fudge Recipe
    • Candy Cane Fudge Photo
    • Well, here I am as the candy contributor FINALLY bringing you a holiday treat. I say it all year long, that fudge can be enjoyed any time of year. But, if you’ve been waiting for the Christmas season to create a new candy recipe for your family and friends, I’ve got you covered. This candy …
  4. Candy Cane Cupcakes Recipe
    • Candy Cane Cupcakes Photo
    • My son is obsessed with candy canes. I honestly don’t understand it because I keep a fair amount of sweets in my home. I know that some people believe in strictly limiting sugary foods, and while I DO agree, I find that the best way to go about that is to make them readily available. …
  5. Mint Chocolate Ice Box Cupcakes Recipe
    • Mint Chocolate Ice Box Cupcakes Photo
    • I have found icebox cakes to be one of the most universally popular desserts on the planet. I don’t know if it’s the ease of preparation or the light, creamy flavor, but I can always count on an icebox cake to get eaten up at any potluck. I grew up eating an éclair cake that …
  6. White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha Cookies Recipe
    • White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha Cookies Photo
    • I’m not a regular drinker of Starbucks coffee, but if I happen to have a coffee craving, the white chocolate mocha with a double shot is my go-to beverage. If it’s winter, I’ll indulge in the peppermint mocha. For cookie week, I’ve taken my two favorite Starbucks coffee drinks and turned them into these delicious white …
  7. Double Chocolate Peppermint Dip Recipe
    • Double Chocolate Peppermint Dip Photo
    • Happy Holidays to all you Chocolate Fanatics out there! I love this time of the year. I get to indulge in my favourite thing in the world and it’s readily available everywhere you look. Christmas is the time of the year where you can find great chocolate treats you may not see other times of the …
  8. Peppermint Mocha Scones Recipe
    • Peppermint Mocha Scones Photo
    • This time of year I go a little bit over board with the peppermint treats. Is anyone else with me? I look for every single way I can get that peppermint goodness into my baking. Fudge, cookies, and popcorn have been given the peppermint treatment in our kitchen this month.  And so far, there is no …
  9. Candy Cane Martini Recipe
    • Candy Cane Martini Photo
    • There are so many different flavored vodka out there to try, I’ve been trying really hard to get through them all. But sometimes it’s fun to try making your own flavored vodka. The possibilities are endless. All you need is some plain vodka and whatever you can imagine to infuse it with! This time I …
  10. Peppermint Patty Brownie Bites Recipe
    • Peppermint Patty Brownie Bites Photo
    • Mint chocolate is a tough combo to resist around here. Mint chocolate ice cream doesn’t stand a chance in my freezer – I have to resist buying it or it’s gone in days. I keep fun sized boxes of Junior Mints in my diaper bag for bribes. And when I don’t need them to bribe …
  11. Red Velvet Peppermint Donuts Recipe
    • Red Velvet Peppermint Donuts Photo
    • Every year as I was growing up, one of my sisters and I had a pact. If we knew what the other one was getting for Christmas, we would spill the beans to each other. Of course, we knew where our mom hid the presents too, so we also would sneak around trying to see what …
  12. Peppermint Truffles Recipe
    • Peppermint Truffles Photo
    • I’ve been wanting to make these super simple peppermint truffles for a long time now. Several years ago I shared these dark chocolate with coconut truffles. I knew back then that I wanted to make a Peppermint version. Those chocolate coconut truffles are one of my mom’s favorite candies. Here in Illinois we have a place called …
  13. Peppermint Bark Cake Pops Recipe
    • Peppermint Bark Cake Pops Photo
    • I think we all have that person in our lives who becomes completely irrational during the holidays. Around here, I am that person. Friends… I have grand Christmas dreams. Dreams of red-cheeked babes coming in for hot cocoa after hours of playing in the snow. A fire roaring in the fireplace, crackling and popping and casting a gorgeous …
  14. Peppermint Cookie Mudslide Recipe
    • Peppermint Cookie Mudslide Photo
    • The holiday season is pretty much chocolate and peppermint season as far as I’m concerned. We have about a month in between Thanksgiving and Christmas so that’s plenty of time to get our fill until next year. Christmas is my favorite holiday because I love the blinky lights, buying presents and enjoying a taste of all things peppermint. Sharing a Peppermint …
  15. Chocolate Peppermint Fondue Recipe
    • Chocolate Peppermint Fondue Photo
    • I have tried so hard to hold off posting Christmas recipes until after Thanksgiving and it has all but drained me of my willpower. My celebration of Christmas and the entire winter season starts full force the day after Thanksgiving. Our lights go up, our tree goes up and I sing along to Christmas carols …
  16. Boozy Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe
    • Boozy Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate Photo
    • Entertain this winter with an easy and no-fuss recipe for boozy slow cooker peppermint hot chocolate. The cold weather has officially arrived. Warm-up by making my boozy hot cocoa! That’s right, you read correctly – you can actually make hot cocoa in the slow cooker. This method of cooking hot cocoa is ideal for entertaining large parties. …
  17. Mint Chocolate Chip Truffles Recipe
    • Mint Chocolate Chip Truffles Photo
    • Last month I made some mint chocolate chip brownies that were simply OUT OF THIS WORLD delicious. They were so good, they got me thinking about truffles. I could just shovel that frosting into my mouth, but why not create a treat that serves the same purpose, but is a little daintier? Okay, maybe not dainty. How about “acceptable”? I …
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