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.- whipped peppermint, peppermint cake, peppermint patty, peppermint ice cream
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. 

1. Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake Recipe

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

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. This peppermint cake is so nice looking and a classic dessert.

2. DIY Peppermint Patty Recipe

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

Do you love Peppermint patties?  Really love them?  If so, you’ll love this recipe. Make your own no bake dessert. Peppermint candy on candy! How fun! It’s such a simple recipe.

3. Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe

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

Crust-less Cheesecake.  Serve these peppermint cheesecakes in a cup topped with whipped cream. This isn’t just a holiday peppermint cake, it’s a peppermint cheesecake. Perfect for after Christmas dinner. And it’s a simple recipe.

4. Candy Cane Marshmallow Dip Recipe

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

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

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The best holiday celebration starts with peppermint!

5. Peppermint Dessert Squares Recipe

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

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

6. Peppermint Surprise Brownie Bites Recipe

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

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

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

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

8. Oreo Peppermint Bark Recipe

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

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

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9. Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge Recipe

Peppermint dessert- Chocolate chip mint fudge pieces.
Delicious recipe!

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

10. Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows Recipe

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

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

11. Peppermint Dessert Lasagna Recipe

Peppermint dessert- Chocolate peppermint lasagna cut into half
Dessert lasagna is so tasty!

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

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Choose your next favorite treat!

12. Chocolate Peppermint Roulade Recipe

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

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!

13. Peppermint Fudge Brownies Recipe

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

Peppermint and Fudge what a great combination in these brownies. Hmm, I wonder if these could be turned into cheesecake brownies? These peppermint brownies are going to be a crowd favorite.

14. Peppermint Meringues Recipe

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

These melt-in-your-mouth peppermint meringues will look gorgeous on a cookie plate (and they taste pretty good too). Don’t let meringues intimidate you, this easy peppermint dessert is easy to make and looks so festive. You could even make them white and green and make spearmint flavored meringues. These peppermint meringue cookies are so good.

15. Dark Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti Recipe

Peppermint dessert- Chocolate peppermint biscotti on a cup of chocolate.

Want to try some easy peppermint dessert recipes that you can eat for dessert? 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.

16. Peppermint Brownie Bars Recipe

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

Oh, Yum!  Layered peppermint brownie bars – peppermint brownie on the bottom, whipped filling in the center, and melted chocolate with crushed candy on top. The top is kind of like hot fudge. The bottom is a thin layer of brownie, and so it’s a fun twist on mint brownies.

17. Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes Recipe

Peppermint dessert- Chocolate peppermint cupcake with peppermint decoration.
A great dessert for the winter holidays.

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!

18. Candy Cane Crunch Cookies Recipe

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

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

19. Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake Recipe

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

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!

20. Peppermint White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

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

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.

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21. White Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe

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

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.

22. 3 Ingredient Frozen Peppermint Pie Recipe

Peppermint dessert- 3 ingredient frozen peppermint pie.
Can you believe you only need 3 ingredients for this 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. This is one of the best minty desserts! And the crust is made from chocolate cookies! This candy cane pie is so good.

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!
Peppermint dessert- The perfect peppermint bits for baking.
Crushed candy cane bits for dessert toppings.

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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!