Nothing reminds us of Christmas quite like the taste (and smell) of peppermint. From candy canes to peppermint bark, we love the sweet, minty goodness of peppermint in all of its forms. Here are a few of our favorite peppermint desserts that will help set the mood for the holiday season!
Holiday Peppermint Cake
Are you in search of a show-stopping holiday dessert that’s actually easy to make, but packs a huge punch in terms of flavor and looks? We were on the hunt for a recipe that fit the bill and then we created this cute little number. A triple peppermint cake not only tastes amazing, but basically shouts “Festive!” from the rooftops. So what makes this a triple peppermint cake, exactly? Well, we really doubled (read: tripled) down on the peppermint, using peppermint syrup in the cake batter, peppermint extract in the buttercream frosting and straight up, crushed peppermint candy canes to garnish the whole thing. Get the recipe here!
When it comes to candy, we love all kinds but have a soft spot for any chocolate mint combo. There’s something about the indulgence of the chocolate and the refreshing coolness of the mint that gets us every time. We got a super-strong craving for peppermint patties the other day and decided to make our own version of them at home – and they were great! They’re easy to make and taste even better than the ones we know and love from the store! Get the recipe here!
We were in the mood recently for something a little chocolaty and a little minty: peppermint bark! It’s a great treat that is easy to portion, and if you have any events you are going to or parties you are hosting, it makes for a festive, decorative treat to put out as a snack. Get the super-simple recipe here!
Candy Cane Truffles
Once the holidays roll around, it’s inevitable that we’re going to try to get as much peppermint as physically possible into our bellies. Whether it’s in our hot, morning beverage or in our afternoon snack, there’s no bad time for this minty goodness. Not only are we bringing you the perfect seasonal dessert here, this also happens to be a ridiculously easy recipe that always, always delivers; these candy cane truffles are adorable and are just what you need to get into the spirit of things…make ‘em and see for yourself! Get the recipe here!
Candy Cane Fudge
Fudge is one of those decadent and rich treats that is actually a cinch to make at home! The great thing about it is its versatility; you can cater fudge to basically any occasion, with any flavoring you like, making it one of the most thoughtful edible gifts you could give someone. However, when it comes to those Hanukkah, Christmas or New Year parties, our favorite treat is definitely the Candy Cane fudge! Sweet, mint-y chocolate (with just a touch a salt to cut the sweetness) is absolutely the way to go, and we know if you make it, you ‘ll love it just as much as we do! Get the recipe here!