It’s almost Christmas and that means mint…peppermint! We have gathered the best peppermint dessert recipes we can find. Theses easy dessert recipes feature peppermint recipes that are filled with holiday spirit! Sweet, easy to make, and delicious holiday dessert ideas.

Peppermint desserts over a red background with candy cane details.
Give these delicious recipes a try!

The Best Peppermint Dessert Recipes

Peppermint. There is something about snuggling up in a cold day with a peppermint dessert. It’s the flavor of winter and the Christmas season and is always the favorite dessert on the dessert table. Here are some peppermint treats that we are drooling over. 

Chocolate peppermint bundt with sprinkles cake cut into slices and some parts are missing.
A tasty treat for the family.

1. Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake Recipe

Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake. This momma makes the cake for her yearly chocolate & movies night with her daughter.  What a sweet tradition and treat for this time of the year.

A bunch of peppermint patties with pink sprinkles on top, one has been bit.
Make your own peppermint patties!

2. DIY Peppermint Patty Recipe

Do you love Peppermint patties?  Really love them?  If so, you’ll love this recipe. Make your own no bake dessert.

No bake white chocolate peppemint cheesecakes in cups with candy canes and chocolate bars for decoration.
We love no bake recipes!

3. Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe

Crust-less Cheesecake.  Serve these peppermint cheesecakes in a cup topped with whipped cream.

Candy cane marshmallow dip with cookies and chocolate bars next to it.
Such a delicious treat!

4. Candy Cane Marshmallow Dip Recipe

Consider making a candy-cane marshmallow dip for bits of brownie and graham crackers.

20 peppermint dessert recipes for holiday celebration
The best holiday celebration starts with peppermint!

Peppermint Christmas Treats

2 slices of candy cane chocolate peppermint desserts with mint leaves.
Cheesecake lovers will love this easy recipe.

5. Peppermint Dessert Squares Recipe

These Candy Cane Squares have a chocolate crust and a cream cheese topping.  You’ll want seconds (or thirds).

Marshmallow brownie bites cut in the middle to show the inside part.
Try this marshmallow brownie bites recipe!

6. Peppermint Surprise Brownie Bites Recipe

Warm and gooey!   These Peppermint Marshmallow Brownie bites are pretty and have a surprise in the middle.

Oreo white chocolate pudding peppermint cookies.
A super festive cookie!

Mix Oreos, white chocolate, pudding and peppermint inside a cookie and you have perfection.

Oreo Peppermint bark in a plate.
Chocolate bark is always a great choice.

8. Oreo Peppermint Bark Recipe

Oreo + candy canes + chocolate = Dessert in less than 10 minutes. And all you need is a microwave.   Perfect quick treat.

peppermint desserts that you will love
You’re guaranteed to love these recipes!

Mint and Chocolate Treats

Chocolate chip mint fudge pieces.
Delicious recipe!

9. Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge Recipe

This easy homemade mint chocolate chip fudge is as tasty as it is beautiful.

Peppermint marshmallows in chocolate drink.
Great choice for your winter drinks!

10. Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows Recipe

Homemade marshmallows – every cup of hot coco needs a floating peppermint marshmallow.

Chocolate peppermint lasagna cut into half
Dessert lasagna is so tasty!

11. Peppermint Dessert Lasagna Recipe

Dessert Lasagna with layers of chocolate, peppermint cream cheese & graham cracker.

peppermint treat recipes
Choose your next favorite treat!

Candy Cane Desserts

Chocolate peppermint roulade cut into pieces.
Make a delicious chocolate roulade with a peppermint flavor.

12. Chocolate Peppermint Roulade Recipe

What a gorgeous dessert!  It’s a Chocolate Peppermint Roulade, it’s the meeting of a sponge cake with delicate peppermint filling. Yummy and pretty!

Chocolate peppermint brownies on top of each other.
You won’t believe how easy these brownies are to make.

13. Peppermint Fudge Brownies Recipe

Peppermint and Fudge what a great combination in these brownies. Hmm, I wonder if these could be turned into cheesecake brownies?

Peppermint meringues on a table.
Let’s make peppermint meringues!

14. Peppermint Meringues Recipe

These melt-in-your-mouth peppermint meringues will look gorgeous on a cookie plate (and they taste pretty good too).

Chocolate peppermint biscotti on a cup of chocolate.

15. Dark Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti Recipe

Biscotti – we make a giant plate of them every holiday season. These are dark chocolate peppermint – and dipped in extra chocolate. Perfect for a cup of coffee.

Peppermint chocolate brownie bars.
Look how delicious these brownies are!

16. Peppermint Brownie Bars Recipe

Oh, Yum!  Layered peppermint brownie bars – peppermint brownie on the bottom, whipped filling in the center, and melted chocolate with crushed candy on top.

Chocolate peppermintcupcake with peppermint decoration.
A great dessert for the winter holidays.

17. Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes Recipe

Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes – easy to follow instructions: uses cake mix with drops of peppermint extract and chocolate cool whip frosting. Yum! This is the perfect Christmas dessert! Everyone loves a festive cake!

Oreo peppermint crunch cookies, one is bitten.
Make some delicious oreo peppermint cookies for your Sunday morning brunch.

18. Candy Cane Crunch Cookies Recipe

You will need a boxed cake mix and a package of cream cheese to make these Candy Cane  Crunch cookies. What a delicious treat!

Peppermint chocolate chip milkshake with a candy cane.
Is there a more perfect drink than this?

19. Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake Recipe

This is a Copy-cat recipe – Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake – modeled after the chick-fil-A so you can enjoy it year round. Such a great way to use up leftover chocolate chips. The peppermint milkshake has the great flavor of chocolate and peppermint flavor, yum!

White chocolate peppermint bark cheesecake.
Here’s another recipe for people who love cheesecake.

20. Peppermint White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

Not much is better than a white chocolate Cheese cake with a hint of peppermint in the filling, topped with crushed peppermint bits and on a chocolate mint crust “ yum! A fun minty twist on this classic recipe is perfect for this time of year.

More Candy Cane Inspired Recipes

Peppermint white hot chocolate in a transparent cup.
Try this hot drink recipe too!

21. White Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe

White Peppermint Hot Chocolate – heat up milk with peppermint kisses, add whipped cream and crushed kisses…then, a scoop of peppermint ice cream.   It’s SO good.

3 ingreient frozen peppermint pie.
Can you believe you only need 3 ingredients for this recipe?!

22. 3 Ingredient Frozen Peppermint Pie Recipe

It doesn’t get easier than this “ a 3 Ingredient Frozen Peppermint Pie “ you’ll need an Oreo crust, cool whip, and peppermint ice cream.

Best Mint Flavors to Use for Baking

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We’ve done some digging to see what the best minty flavor for baking are. And here’s what we’ve found…

  • These Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips are super popular for baking delicious candy-cane flavored treats. Be advised, however, that these are not the same as crushed candy canes, they are more like a peppermint chip. These also fare well to use for hot cocoa bars!
  • Watkins Pure Peppermint Extract is a favorite among bakers and food enthusiasts alike. It is Kosher, made from all-natural oils, and has no artificial colors or flavors.
  • Want to save some serious time baking your peppermint treats? Try these King Leo crushed candy cane bits. These not only save time but taste great!
The perfect peppermint bits for baking.

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What is your favorite peppermint dessert? Let us know in the comment section!

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  1. Oh man. I’ve got some serious baking/dessert making ahead of me. 🙂 I absolutely love peppermint, and I want to try each and every single one of these! Thanks for sharing! They all look amazing.

  2. I have never made my own peppermint patties before, but these look so good I am going to try them!