Festive Peppermint Recipes You Need to Try This Year

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If your holiday mantra is always “more peppermint, please!” then you’re in luck. We’ve gathered festive recipes that up the ante when it comes to everyone’s fave seasonal flavor. From peppermint bark recipes to peppermint cheesecake and a legit peppermint patty, scroll down to discover peppermint treats that all your little elves will love.

Peppermint Patty

You won't ever want to buy a York Peppermint Patty again after tasting this homemade version we spotted over at House of Yumm. Using real dark chocolate, this will be a go-to recipe for years to come. Get it here

Candy Crunch Cookies

We’re loving the wow-factor of these cookies from Well Plated. They’re a peppermint version of Mexican Wedding Cookies, meaning they’re melt-in-your-mouth and totally irresistible. Get the recipe here.


Candy Cane Cookies

Everyone’s fave holiday candy gets a delicious cookie twist, thanks to The Kitchen is My Playground. Not only are these almond sugar cookies a classic treat— they’re also easy to make and sprinkled with crushed candy canes and sugar. Get the recipe here.


Holiday Hot Chocolate

Grab a cuppa and gather ‘round for peppermint hot chocolate that’s festive, comforting, and vegan, too! Lauren Caris Cooks is the genius behind this rich and creamy treat and you can snag her recipe here.


Get ready for your newest snack addiction, courtesy of The Hopeless Housewife. It’s a combination of popcorn, peppermint bark, crushed candy canes, and utter deliciousness. Get the recipe here.



photo: Leah Singer

Magical Candy Kisses

Who doesn’t love a surprise— especially when it’s a candy cane Hershey’s Kiss? Red Tricycle’s own SPOKE Network Editor Leah makes these cookies on a yearly basis and the hidden candies are always a hit with kids. Get the recipe here.

Sweet Scones

Peppermint for breakfast? Yep, it’s a (delicious) reality. Closet Cooking shares how to kickstart your holiday mornings with extra festive scones. Get the recipe here.


Reindeer Bark

Who knew that peppermint bark could be so cute? Not only has It’s Always Autumn come up with an oh-so-adorable holiday candy— she also has an easy-to-follow video so you’ll make the perfect bark every time. Get the recipe here.



Two Bite Brownies

When you need a little bite of dessert to get you in the holiday spirit, A Taste of Madness has you covered. These sweet little brownies are just the right size for little hands and pack a punch of peppermint flavor. Get the recipe here.


Peppermint Patty Pie

We all scream for candy cane ice cream! This wintery ice cream pie from Boulder Locavore is super simple to make and it’s covered in chocolate ganache. (Enough said.) Get the recipe here.



No-Churn Peppermint Ice Cream

‘Tis the season for peppermint ice cream! If you can’t get enough of this cool treat, Almost Supermom has a refreshing solution. This ice cream is magically easy to make and doesn’t require an ice cream maker. Get the recipe here.



— Taylor Clifton & Abigail Matsumoto

Featured image: Debbie Hudson via Unsplash



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