20 Peppermint Dessert Recipes

Peppermint.  There is something about snuggling up in a cold day with a peppermint dessert.  It’s the flavor of winter!!

Here are some peppermint treats  that we are drooling over.  Looking for a dessert that is NOT mint?  Check out our 75 Cookie Recipes.

Pssst…we think you will find a ton of ways to use leftover candy canes in this collection – recycle, reuse!

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Peppermint Dessert Recipes

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

Do you love Peppermint patties?  Really love them?  If so, you’ll love this recipe.  Make your own.

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

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

20 peppermint dessert recipes

Peppermint Christmas Treats

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

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

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

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

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Mint and Chocolate Treats

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

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

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


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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!

Peppermint and Fudge what a great combination in these brownies.

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

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.

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

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Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes – easy to follow instructions: uses cake mix with drops of peppermint extract and chocolate cool whip frosting.

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

This is a Copy-cat recipe – Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake – modeled after the chick-fil-A so you can enjoy it year round.

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!

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Honorable Mentions (because who wants to stop at 20 when you can have 23):

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.

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.

Easy Homemade Thin Mints “ These are like the Girl Scout cookie, only you can make them year-round!

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!

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.


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.

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


  2. 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.

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