19 Festive Peppermint Treats to Brighten the Season

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What do you get when you combine peppermint candy with Christmas treats? Delicious peppermint recipes that will brighten your holiday season!

This recipe collection includes 19 festive peppermint recipes that are perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or just plain old winter, these treats are guaranteed to make everyone smile!

You and your family will love creating your own tasty peppermint treats. Many of these are also excellent for holiday gift giving to friends and neighbors! So get out some peppermint extract, crush up some candy canes and let’s make dessert!

Peppermint Meringues

striped meringue cookies
These delicate Peppermint Meringue cookies give you candy cane flavor and looks. The striped red and white meringues will melt in your mouth! It is easy to create these naturally gluten free cookies with just 6 simple ingredients.
Peppermint Meringues

Peppermint Dip

top view of peppermint cheesecake dip
Peppermint dip is a smooth and creamy dip, perfect when you don't want to bake. You can mix this dip together in just 5 minutes and use it to dip all your holiday cookies. This is an ideal dessert dip for a holiday party!
Peppermint Dip

Candy Cane Jello Desserts

These cute mini desserts are a simple 4 ingredient recipe. Raspberry jello is infused with candy cane flavor and topped off with whipped cream. Make them in mason jars or shot glasses for mini size treats.
Candy Cane Jello Desserts

Candy Cane Peppermint Cookies

close up of two white chocolate peppermint cookies
When it comes to desserts Christmas is all about the cookies! These peppermint cookies are perfect for holiday baking, with a combination of crushed candy canes and white chocolate chips. They have crisp edges and chewy centers with lots of minty flavor.
Candy Cane Peppermint Cookies

Homemade Peppermint Patties

peppermint patties in coffee mugs for gifting
Make your own peppermint patties with this easy recipe. Coat soft and creamy peppermint in dark chocolate for a delicious chocolate-y treat. These cute candies make a fantastic DIY gift for friends and family.
Homemade Peppermint Patties

Thumbprint Cookies with Peppermint

chocolate thumbprint cookies on a marble board
Branch out from jam thumbprints and fill your cookies with dark or white chocolate this year! Add crushed candy canes for a delicious holiday thumbprint cookie.
Thumbprint Cookies with Peppermint

Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

Use a store bought cookie mix and add peppermint to make these seasonal chocolate peppermint sandwich cookies! A creamy filling is decorated with even more crushed peppermints.
Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

Peppermint Bark

peppermint bark
Peppermint bark is the ultimate easy Christmas candy recipe. It has just 3 simple ingredients and is made from rich, dark chocolate. Crush up some candy canes to sprinkle on top for delicious holiday candy.
Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Fudge

peppermint fudge.
Homemade fudge is one of my family's holiday favorite desserts. This easy recipe is made with cream cheese and powdered sugar and topped off with peppermint baking chips. This is another easy one bowl recipe!
Peppermint Fudge

Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

peppermint crinkle cookies.
Pretty red and white crinkle cookies will be the star of any Christmas cookie tray. These easy treats have only 6 ingredients and don’t require a mixer or a rolling pin, making them ideal for baking with kids.
Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

Peppermint Icebox Pie

peppermint pie.
This easy no bake dessert has an Oreo cookie crust topped off with a creamy peppermint flavor filling. Add some whipped cream and more peppermints for a dessert that almost looks too good to eat.
Peppermint Icebox Pie

Peppermint Ice Cream

peppermint ice cream.
Festive and pink colored this peppermint ice cream is perfect for serving after a holiday dinner! The ice cream is made from a rich custard base which is flavored with peppermint and flecks of crushed candy canes.
Peppermint Ice Cream

Chocolate Chunk Candy Cane Cookies

peppermint chocolate chip cookies.
Make your chocolate chunk cookie even tastier by adding crushed candy canes. These easy sweet treats combine all the best flavors of the season in these classic holiday cookies.
Chocolate Chunk Candy Cane Cookies

Peppermint & Dark Chocolate Chip Gelato

peppermint gelato.
Sometimes you want to warm up in the winter, but sometimes you want a frosty treat! This creamy gelato features Andes Peppermint baking chips which give you the perfect combination of peppermint and chocolate.
Peppermint & Chocolate Chip Gelato

Chocolate Peppermint Cups

chocolate peppermint candy
These adorable little candies are like peanut butter cups but with a creamy peppermint filling. Crushed candy canes are sprinkled on top for a delicious and easy Christmas candy.
Chocolate Peppermint Cups

Peppermint Chocolate Freezer Fudge

peppermint fudge.
This is an almond butter fudge recipe with added cacao and peppermint. It only takes 5 minutes to stir up this easy fudge and have it ready for the freezer. You will love how easy it is to make this delicious treat! 
Peppermint Chocolate Freezer Fudge

Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookies

peppermint chocolate cookies.
If you are looking for something delicious and different for you holiday cookie exchange try these chocolate cookies! These tasty cookies are big cookies with crispy edges and soft chocolate center.
Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookies

Peppermint Patty Bars

peppermint patty bars.
Get all the flavor of peppermint patties in a cookie bar with this no bake recipe. These are an indulgent mix of nuts, coconut and chocolate that is allergy friendly. Plus they freeze well, so you can make them ahead of time.
Peppermint Patty Bars

Copycat Starbucks Peppermint Mocha

starbucks peppermint mocha
Make delicious Starbucks inspired coffee drink at home! Combine coffee with chocolate, crushed peppermints and strong coffee for a delicious seasonal beverage. 
Copycat Starbucks Peppermint Mocha
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