Use parchment or colored plastic wrap to package your fudge. Twist the ends for a candy-like look, then stuff some stockings!
Recipe: Peppermint Fudge
Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Peppermint Filling
Spongy chocolate cookies hold generous dollops of smooth, creamy, minty filling — the perfect bite-sized holiday treat.
Recipe: Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Peppermint Filling
A chocolate and peppermint take on the thumbprint, perfect for spreading some holiday cheer!
Recipe: Chocolate-Peppermint Thumbprints
Peppermint Swirl Meringues
Delicate peppermint meringues are a fun and easy dessert with seasonal flavor. These little cookies will go quickly, so be ready to make extra if you want to share.
Recipe: Peppermint Swirl Meringues
Tricolored Peppermint-Striped Cookies
Holiday pinwheel cookies look stunning, but they may be frustrating to make. Here’s an easy variation that only requires you to stack different color doughs and then roll.
Recipe: Tricolored Peppermint-Striped Cookies
Mini Peppermint-Meringue Cups With Ganache
To give these cups their festive design, paint lines of red gel-paste food coloring up the inside of an empty pastry bag before adding the meringue.
Recipe: Mini Peppermint-Meringue Cups With Ganache
Peppermint Chocolate Cake
Chocolate and peppermint, the classic cold-weather combo make for the perfect Christmas layer cake. Use peppermint meringues and candy canes for decoration.
Recipe: Peppermint Chocolate Cake
Peppermint bark makes for a great homemade holiday gift.
Recipe: Peppermint Bark
Peppermint ice cream is cushioned between pillowy cookies before being drizzled with chocolate for a bite-size treat that leaves every sweet tooth fully satisfied.
Recipe: Peppermint Profiteroles
Chocolate-Peppermint Tarts with Currants and Berries
Humble after-dinner mints never dreamed of such opulence. A rich cocoa-enhanced pastry shell, gilded with melted chocolate, is filled with mint-infused panna cotta and then strewn with fresh sprigs and a choice of crimson fruit.
Recipe: Chocolate-Peppermint Tarts with Currants and Berries
Peppermint Pattie Pots de Crème
We love York peppermint patties and the flavor of these festive pots de crème is a dead ringer for the candy. Unlike traditional über-rich custard recipes, this custard uses a mix of ingredients to cut down on the fat for its creamy richness.
Recipe: Peppermint Pattie Pots de Crème
Peppermint Hot Fudge Sundaes
Bright, refreshing mint flavor plays a tongue-tingling counterpart to rich fudge sauce.
Recipe: Peppermint Hot Fudge Sundaes
Give out homemade treats that are great in hot cocoa — or straight from the bag. Peppermint marshmallows are easy to make; they get their red swirl from a quick marbleizing technique.
Recipe: Candy-Cane Marshmallows
Frozen Peppermint Chocolate Cake
Store-bought desserts get re-purposed into a cake that’s easy to make, but much greater than the sum of its parts.
Recipe: Frozen Peppermint Chocolate Cake
Candy canes atop peppermint infused fudgy brownies make this a “go-to” dessert — or even snack — for the holiday season.
Recipe: Fudgy Peppermint Cups
Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake
Give ice cream cake a flavor twist with mouth-awakening peppermint flavor. Chocolate and peppermint are a classic combo, so you know you’re getting into something good.
Recipe: Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake
Peppermint Meringues with Chocolate Filling
You’ll need a small new paintbrush and a pastry bag to create these festive striped meringues.
Recipe: Peppermint Meringues with Chocolate Filling
Chocolatey and cakey, these brownies get their cooling kick from icing mixed with mint extract and a topping of peppermint candy chunks.
Recipe: Mint Brownie Bites
White Chocolate-Dipped Peppermint Sticks
These peppermint sticks look beautiful and taste even better! Leave out a dish of them when trimming the tree or relaxing by the fire with a mug of hot cocoa.
Recipe: Chocolate-Dipped Peppermint Sticks