Peppermint Candy Cane Dessert Round Up

When it comes to Christmas, one of the most iconic treats I can think of is the candy cane. But candy canes aren’t just beautiful, festive treats for hanging on trees and munching on while opening stockings or gifts. They make absolutely wonderful additions to so many fun and festive winter time treats.

 

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Chocolate and peppermint are a classic holiday combination and I am definitely a fan. The peppermint adds a little kick to the chocolate, and I have to say it makes a phenomenally festive flair when you use candy canes to decorate your desserts.

If you are putting together treat boxes or trays for your family and friends, you’ll have to try out the fudge and the peppermint bark. Both are easy to make, and so cheerful! The cookies are great for mixing up with the kids, and the marshmallows are absolutely perfect for settling into a cup of hot cocoa with some whipped cream.

Don’t forget to turn on some Christmas lights and some music and take some time to be merry! Happy holidays!

Seven Delightful Candy Cane Inspired Treats

  1. Candy Cane Fudge

    Candy Cane Fudge

  2. Candy Cane Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

    Candy Cane Ice Cream Sandwich Cake plated

  3. Candy Cane Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

    candy cane chocolate crinkle cookies plated

  4. Double Chocolate Cake Bars with Peppermint Frosting

    double chocolate cake bars with peppermint frosting

  5. Peppermint Marshmallows

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  6. Peppermint Bark

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  7. Homemade Peppermint Patties

    peppermint patties done half

Do you have a favorite dessert that features candy canes or peppermint? I’d absolutely love to hear your recipes and try some new festive treats out!

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I know there’s a lot of indulging in treats at this time of year, but by January we’ll all be ready to reign it in a bit.  I’ve got you covered!  Look for more information soon on the Healthy Kickstart Meal Plans.  You’re year will get off to a great start and dinner will still be easy with these meal plans and recipes.  More info coming soon!

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Double Chocolate Cake Bars with Peppermint Frosting

Looking for an easy Christmas treat?  If you like peppermint and chocolate together, you will love these.

The pink frosting and crushed candy canes makes the bars look pretty too.  I love that, because I’m not the best at making pretty food.

These start with a cake mix and get topped with Duncan Hines Frosting Creations peppermint flavor.  The cake part is the same as in my Tuxedo Bar recipe.  Which is just Double Chocolate Bundt Cake baked in a sheet cake pan.

It’s one of my favorite recipes, because it’s so amazingly chocolate and it’s versatile too.

Here’s what you’ll need to make Double Chocolate Cake Bars with Peppermint Frosting:   [Read more…]

Peppermint Bark

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Have you ever been wandering the mall at this time of year and popped into a Williams Sonoma store?  They often give out samples of their Peppermint Bark.  Delicious stuff, and at $22 a pound it should be.  But you can make it at home for much less.  I found a copy cat recipe at this site[Read more…]