20 Must-Try Candy Cane and Peppermint Candy Recipes
Peppermint-Candy Sugar Cookies
Easy to make and special enough for a cookie swap? Sign us up! Balls of sugar-cookie dough are rolled in a mixture of crushed peppermint candy and sanding sugar before being baked off.
Triple-Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
The trifecta of unsweetened chocolate, cocoa powder, and white chocolate, plus a crushed peppermint candy topping, sets this holiday fudge recipe apart.
Double-Chocolate Peppermint Sandwiches
Like peppermint patties in cookie form! Chocolate sandwich cookies are stuffed with a creamy peppermint extract-spiked chocolate filling and finished with shards of candy cane on top.
Rich milk chocolate is studded with halved peppermint balls to achieve an impressive presentation. This bark can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to three days.
Melted peppermint candy fills the cutouts of these spectacular chocolate star cookies. You can make the dough up to a month in advance.
Semisweet chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and cream form the base of this easy, no-fail fudge. We mixed crushed peppermint candies into the fudge to add crunch and then topped each square with half a candy.
Mini Peppermint-Meringue Cups with Ganache
Peppermint extract and red food coloring help meringue cups take on the look and flavor of candy canes. They go perfectly with the rich chocolate ganache filling.
Peppermint-Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Peppermint extract and chocolate chips take simple sugar cookies from good to great. Top with crushed candy cane bits for an extra minty (and festive!) touch.
Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Peppermint pull double duty in this festive hot chocolate recipe -- crushed candy goes into the drink, and whole sticks are used as a garnish.
Peppermint flavored marshmallows get dressed up for Christmas in red-and-white candy cane swirls. Give these marshmallows as gifts along with hot cocoa mix and mugs.
Two holiday classics in one! This next-level eggnog has peppermint extract in the custard, a crushed peppermint candy rim and topping, and a peppermint stick garnish.
We won’t blame you for not wanting to share these mint chocolate cookies dunked in melted white chocolate and sprinkled with crushed candy cane bits. Not one bit.
Triple-Chocolate Peppermint Trifle
Crumbled candy canes add a delicious minty crunch to this insanely decadent layered chocolate dessert.
Peppermint Yule Log
How do you make a buche de noel even more festive? Add peppermint, of course! Red velvet cake is rolled up and slathered with peppermint frosting, then sprinkled with crushed candy canes.
Peppermint Hot Fudge Sundaes
Update this classic frozen treat for the holidays by jazzing up your hot fudge with peppermint extract and topping the whole shebang with chopped candy canes.
This easy white chocolate-peppermint bark is the perfect gift for the mint lover on your list. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Foolproof Holiday Fudge
Cream, butter, and marshmallows form a smooth base for this seasonal fudge, then mix in white or semisweet chocolate chips and top with crushed candy canes or peppermints.
Pink peppermint candy is stretched and twisted into twig shapes and allowed to harden. Some peppermint sticks are dipped in melted bittersweet chocolate for a decorative finish.