A Holiday Favorite: 21 Peppermint Desserts

 <p>For the chocoholics who like a seasonal dash of peppermint, whip up these chocolate cookies, cloaked in chocolate cream that sport just a dash of crushed peppermint on the very top.</p> <p><strong>Recipe: Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies</strong></p> <p>” title=”Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies”</p> <p>src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f659651619e_-_double-chocolate-peppermint-cookies-recipe.jpg?crop=1xw:0.421875xh;center,top&resize=480:*”</p> <p>/></p> <div class= Con Poulos/Woman’s Day

Bright peppermint might be the perfect winter flavor because it’s like winter snow — fresh with just a hint of a bite. Paired with chocolate in many of these desserts, it’s perfect for ending a festive evening in front of the fire.
If you’ve just come inside from the cold, thaw out a little faster with a warm, gooey dessert.

 <p>For the chocoholics who like a seasonal dash of peppermint, whip up these chocolate cookies, cloaked in chocolate cream that sport just a dash of crushed peppermint on the very top.</p> <p><strong>Recipe: Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies</strong></p> <p>” title=”Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f659651619e_-_double-chocolate-peppermint-cookies-recipe.jpg?fill=320:379&resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Con Poulos/Woman’s Day

Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

For the chocoholics who like a seasonal dash of peppermint, whip up these chocolate cookies. They’re cloaked in chocolate cream and sport just a dash of crushed peppermint on the very top.

Recipe: Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

 <p>Simply sandwich peppermint ice cream between chocolate-topped store-bought cream puff cookies to create this refreshing bite-size treat. Add crushed starlight mint candies as a garnish to heighten the peppermint flavor!</p> <p><strong>Recipe: Peppermint Ice Cream Profiteroles</strong></p> <p>” title=”Peppermint Ice Cream Profiteroles”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f6596551cd5_-_peppermint-ice-cream-profiteroles-lg-large.jpg?resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Ellie Miller

Peppermint Ice Cream Profiteroles

Simply sandwich peppermint ice cream between chocolate-topped store-bought cream puff cookies to create this refreshing bite-size treat. Add crushed starlight mint candies as a garnish to heighten the peppermint flavor!

Recipe: Peppermint Ice Cream Profiteroles

 <p>Use parchment or colored plastic wrap to package your fudge. Twist the ends for a candy-like look, then stuff some stockings!</p> <p><strong>Recipe: Peppermint Fudge</strong></p> <p>” title=”Peppermint Fudge”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f65965935a3_-_med105087_1209_deswrapped_candy_sq-utuq0p-xl.jpg?resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Courtesy of Martha Stewart

Peppermint Fudge

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

 <p>Spongy chocolate cookies hold generous dollops of smooth, creamy, minty filling — the perfect bite-sized holiday treat.</p> <p><strong>Recipe: Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Peppermint Filling</strong></p> <p>” title=”Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Peppermint Filling”<br/> class=”lazyimage lazyload”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/160×160/54f65965c1f99_-_whoppiepies-dy7gvo-xl-xlarge.jpg?resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Ian Bagwell

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

 <p>A chocolate and peppermint take on the thumbprint, perfect for spreading some holiday cheer! </p> <p><strong>Recipe:</strong> <strong>Chocolate-Peppermint Thumbprints</strong></p> <p>” title=”Chocolate-Peppermint Thumbprints”<br/> class=”lazyimage lazyload”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f646d15fcb6_-_thumbprint-cookies-med107742_sq-xl.jpg?crop=1xw:1.0xh;center,top&resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Courtesy of Martha Stewart

Chocolate-Peppermint Thumbprints

A chocolate and peppermint take on the thumbprint, perfect for spreading some holiday cheer!

Recipe: Chocolate-Peppermint Thumbprints

 <p>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.</p> <p><strong>Recipe:</strong> <strong>Peppermint Swirl Meringues</strong></p> <p>” title=”Peppermint Swirl Meringues”<br/> class=”lazyimage lazyload”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f658faa577d_-_peppermint-swirl-meringues-recipe-ghk1213-h7rv20-de.jpg?resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Kate Mathis

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

 <p>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. </p> <p><strong>Recipe:</strong> <strong>Tricolored Peppermint-Striped Cookies</strong></p> <p>” title=”Tricolored Peppermint-Striped Cookies”<br/> class=”lazyimage lazyload”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f658fb062be_-_tricolored-cookies-opr0813-xl.jpg?crop=1xw:1.0xh;center,top&resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Shaina Olmanson

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

 <p>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.</p> <p><strong>Recipe:</strong> <strong>Mini Peppermint-Meringue Cups With Ganache</strong></p> <p>” title=”Mini Peppermint-Meringue Cups With Ganache”<br/> class=”lazyimage lazyload”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f646d457a2d_-_mld106273_1210_srf_dec01_sq-2.jpg?crop=1xw:1.0xh;center,top&resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Courtesy of Martha Stewart

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

 <p>Chocolate and peppermint, the classic cold-weather combo make for the perfect Christmas layer cake. Use peppermint meringues and candy canes for decoration.</p> <p><strong>Recipe:</strong> <strong>Peppermint Chocolate Cake</strong></p> <p>” title=”Peppermint Chocolate Cake”<br/> class=”lazyimage lazyload”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f65710450b2_-_peppermint-chocolate-cake-recipe-wdy1212-9jgbvd-xl.jpg?resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Kana Okada

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

 <p>Peppermint bark makes for a great homemade holiday gift.</p> <p><strong>Recipe:</strong> <strong>Peppermint Bark </strong></p> <p>” title=”Peppermint Bark”<br/> class=”lazyimage lazyload”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f658fba8fa9_-_peppermint-bark-recipe-wdy1212-wtizys-xl.jpg?resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Lisa Hubbard

Peppermint Bark

Peppermint bark makes for a great homemade holiday gift.

Recipe: Peppermint Bark

 <p>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.</p> <p><strong>Recipe: Peppermint Profiteroles</strong></p> <p>” title=”Peppermint Profiteroles”<br/> class=”lazyimage lazyload”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f65965f028f_-_peppermint-profiteroles-recipe-lg-large.jpg?resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Jonny Valiant

Peppermint Profiteroles

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

 <p>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.</p> <p><b>Recipe:</b> <b>Chocolate-Peppermint Tarts with Currants and Berries</b></p> <p>” title=”Chocolate-Peppermint Tarts with Currants and Berries”<br/> class=”lazyimage lazyload”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f646e6a58c7_-_colate-peppermint-tarts-currants-berries-recipe-mslo0812-xl.jpg?crop=1xw:1.0xh;center,top&resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Courtesy of Martha Stewart

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

 <p>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 low-fat milk, only 3 egg yolks and 1/2 cup of half-and-half for its creamy richness.</p> <p></p> <p><b>Recipe: </b><b>Peppermint Pattie Pots de Crème</b>” title=”Peppermint Pattie Pots de Crème”<br/> class=”lazyimage lazyload”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/320×320/54f659663ce35_-_peppermint-pattie-pots-de-creme-recipe-ew1211-xlg.jpg?resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Ken Burris

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

 <p>Peppermint extract can be found in most supermarkets. Bright, refreshing mint flavor plays a tongue-tingling counterpart to rich fudge sauce.</p> <p><b>Recipe:</b> <b>Peppermint Hot Fudge Sundaes</b></p> <p>” title=”Peppermint Hot Fudge Sundaes”<br/> class=”lazyimage lazyload”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f63e51abb7c_-_peppermint-hot-fudge-sundaes-recipe-mslo0611-xl.jpg?crop=1xw:1.0xh;center,top&resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Courtesy of Martha Stewart

Peppermint Hot Fudge Sundaes

Bright, refreshing mint flavor plays a tongue-tingling counterpart to rich fudge sauce.

Recipe: Peppermint Hot Fudge Sundaes

 <p>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.</p> <p><b>Recipe:</b> <b>Candy-Cane Marshmallows</b></p> <p>” title=”Candy-Cane Marshmallows”<br/> class=”lazyimage lazyload”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f6596671986_-_candy-cane-marshmallows-recipe-mslo1210-xl.jpg?crop=1xw:1.0xh;center,top&resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living

Candy-Cane Marshmallows

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

 <p>Store-bought desserts get re-purposed into a cake that’s easy to make, but much greater than the sum of its parts.</p> <p><strong>Recipe: Frozen Peppermint Chocolate Cake</strong></p> <p>” title=”Frozen Peppermint Chocolate Cake”<br/> class=”lazyimage lazyload”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f65966a0785_-_frozen-peppermint-chocolate-cake-tv5lo8-lg-medium_new.jpg?resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Laura Moss

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

 <p>Candy canes atop peppermint infused fudgy brownies make this a “go-to” dessert — or even snack — for the holiday season.</p> <p><strong>Recipe: Fudgy Peppermint Cups</strong></p> <p>” title=”Fudgy Peppermint Cups”<br/> class=”lazyimage lazyload”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f65966cd90e_-_fudgy-peppermint-cups-recipe-clv1210-m6qxaw-xl.jpg?resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Christopher Baker

Fudgy Peppermint Cups

Candy canes atop peppermint infused fudgy brownies make this a “go-to” dessert — or even snack — for the holiday season.

Recipe: Fudgy Peppermint Cups

 <p><b>Unexpected Ingredient:</b> Peppermint extract<br/> Give ice cream cake a flavor twist with mouth-awakening peppermint flavor.</p> <p></p> <p><b>Recipe: </b><b>Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake</b></p> <p>” title=”Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake”<br/> class=”lazyimage lazyload”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f65967086f4_-_chocolate-ice-cream-cake-1209-xl-86747033.jpg?resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Yunhee Kim

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

 <p>You’ll need a small new paintbrush and a pastry bag to create these festive striped meringues.</p> <p><b>Recipe: Peppermint Meringues with Chocolate Filling </b></p> <p>” title=”Peppermint Meringues with Chocolate Filling”<br/> class=”lazyimage lazyload”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f659673d9a6_-_peppermint-meringues-400-39531764.jpg?resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Courtesy of Martha Stewart

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

 <p>Chocolatey and cakey, these brownies get their cooling kick from icing mixed with mint extract and a topping of peppermint candy chunks.</p> <p><strong>Recipe: Mint Brownie Bites</strong></p> <p>” title=”Mint Brownie Bites”<br/> class=”lazyimage lazyload”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f659678553d_-_mini-brownie-bites-1209-recipe-fgowpc-xl.jpg?resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Kate Sears

Mint Brownie Bites

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

 <p>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.</p> <p><strong>Recipe: Chocolate-Dipped Peppermint Sticks</strong></p> <p>” title=”White Chocolate-Dipped Peppermint Sticks”<br/> class=”lazyimage lazyload”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f65967b7a19_-_whitechocolatedippedpeppermintsticks-tvirsp-xl.jpg?resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Frances Janisch

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

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