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25 Holiday Peppermint Recipes

Peppermint adds to the festive look and flavor of these holiday dessert recipes: cookies, pies, fudge, ice cream, brownies, cheesecake and more.

Chocolate-Mint Thins

Half chocolate and half mint, these cookies offer a great flavor combo and a pretty look.

Chocolate-Mint Thins 

Santa's Delight Peppermint Bark

This super-easy Christmas treat uses just two ingredients: candy coating and either crushed candy canes or crushed round peppermint candies. 

Santa's Delight Peppermint Bark

Peppermint-Chocolate Cheesecake

This mint-chocolate dessert has been featured at the annual holiday progressive dinners in Wisconsin's Door County.

Peppermint-Chocolate Cheesecake

Peppermint Sugar Cookies

Peppermint extract infuses these crisp, buttery cookies with holiday flavor. Choose between slice-and-bake swirls or candy-cane shape cookies.

Peppermint Sugar Cookies

Peppermint-Fudge Brownie Bites

Refrigerated cookie dough speeds prep time on these treats, which have a topping of marshmallow and candy canes.

Peppermint-Fudge Brownie Bites

White Christmas Peppermint Layer Cake

Fanciful pink peppermint frosting and snowy cake layers will brighten any holiday party. To decorate, choose between simple candy adornments (pictured) or whimsical white-chocolate trees.

White Christmas Peppermint Layer Cake recipe

How to Decorate a Peppermint Forest Cake

Peppermint Surprise Brownies

A hidden layer of chocolate-mint candies adds a burst of flavor to these thick, fudgy brownies.

Peppermint Surprise Brownies

Candy Cane Snack Mix

What's better than sweet and salty? Sweet, salty and pepperminty! This easy-as-could-be snack mix is fantastic for holiday gifts.

Candy Cane Snack Mix

Frango Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

This decadent pie is a favorite at Macy's on North State Street in Chicago. Stir in candy from a box of famous Frango Mints (order at macys.com ), or use solid mint-flavored chocolate candies from the grocery store.

Frango Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

Peppermint-Cream Bites

These treats can be stored in your refrigerator for 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months—the perfect make-ahead cookie for holiday parties. Layers of peppermint cream and chocolate fudge top a chocolate cookie crumb crust.

Peppermint-Cream Bites

 

 

Mint Meringue Kisses

With sugar, eggs and mint extract, you can whip up a batch of perfectly peaked mint meringues. Fill their centers with melty smooth chocolate.

Mint Meringue Kisses

Fanciful Peppermint Fudge

Mint flavor infuses this creamy, easy holiday fudge. If you like, use two cups mint-flavor semisweet chocolate pieces instead of the chocolate pieces and extract.

Fanciful Peppermint Fudge

Ultimate Chocolate-Mint Cookie Sandwiches

These cookies have the gooey factor going for them. They're a soft chocolate cookie sandwiched with mint filling and a swirl of fudgy frosting on top.

Ultimate Chocolate-Mint Cookie Sandwiches

Peppermint Brownie Pie

This rich blend of two favorite holiday flavors—chocolate and mint—might start a new dessert tradition in your house. Can't find the mint-flavored pieces? Use regular chocolate chips and add 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract to the batter.

Peppermint Brownie Pie

Chocolate-Mint Thins

Half chocolate and half mint, these cookies offer a great flavor combo and a pretty look.

Chocolate-Mint Thins 

Star Mint Meringues

These light, airy meringues are a low-cal holiday treat. Prep them in just 20 minutes.

Star Mint Meringues

Chocolate-Mint Blossoms

Candy cane-flavor candies make these thumbprint cookies look festive for the holidays.

Chocolate-Mint Blossoms

Dark Chocolate Mint Bites

A crumbly crust forms the base of these bar cookies, with smooth layers of chocolate and mint on top.

Dark Chocolate Mint Bites

Peppermint and White Chocolate Cream Pie

Whipping cream flavored with peppermint extract tops this easy-to-make pie, which uses crushed chocolate wafer cookies for the crust and white chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix for the middle.

Peppermint and White Chocolate Cream Pie

Mint-Chocolate Cheesecake

Creme de menthe adds a hint of mint and color to this chocolate-topped cheesecake.

Mint-Chocolate Cheesecake

Chocolatey Frozen-Mint Dessert

This refreshing make-ahead dish from a Witten, South Dakota, reader combines a chocolate graham cracker crust with chocolate chip mint ice cream and a homemade chocolate sauce. Try different combinations of ice cream and crust for your own dessert invention.

Chocolatey Frozen-Mint Dessert

White Chocolate-Candy Cane Cheesecake

This cheesecake features a blend of mascarpone and cream cheese flavored with peppermint extract and crushed peppermint candies.

White Chocolate-Candy Cane Cheesecake

Candy Cane Cookies

Twist three different-colored ropes of dough to form these cane-shape cookies. Flavor with a touch of peppermint or cinnamon. The tricolor treats are perfect for a cookie exchange or a gift from the kitchen.

Candy Cane Cookies

Pink Peppermint Chiffon Pie

This minty, melt-in-your-mouth make-ahead treat from a Rantoul, Illinois, reader blends deliciously with either a chocolate crumb crust or regular crust.

Pink Peppermint Chiffon Pie

Mint Ice Cream

Give homemade vanilla ice cream a refreshing twist of mint. A dash of salt in the cream mixture enhances sweetness.

Mint Ice Cream

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