Peppermint Recipes Round-Up {Friday Foods}

December 7, 2014 - by Shriya

The holidays are adored for many reasons, but the delicious sweet treats are definitely one of them. One of the most popular ingredients in holiday baking is peppermint, which can be found in recipes for peppermint bark and candy canes. The refreshing, but sweet, leaf extract adds a wintery feel to any holiday dessert. I've rounded up some yummy-looking peppermint recipes so we can sip, munch, and savor this holiday season.

Layered Peppermint Bark by Lindsay at A Wooden Nest and Orangette

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Peppermint bark is a holiday basic - it's used in many other recipes as well. The rich dark chocolate is thinly topped with a layer of crushed candy cane or this homemade blend of white chocolate and peppermint extract. This recipe is a twist on the classic, as it layers the dark chocolate in between two white chocolate layers for a sweet and refreshing bite.

Peppermint Mocha Cookie Crisps by Aimee at ShugarSweets

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This recipe makes a crispy cookie topped with white chocolate and peppermint candy canes. It's fancy enough to give to friends and family - or save for yourself!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix by Tauni at Snap! Creativity

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Sure you could just stick a candy cane in your packaged hot chocolate mix, but where's the fun in that? This recipe makes a creamy, lavish hot chocolate powder with crushed candy cane pieces IN the mix. Put the mix in a mason jar and add a ribbon, and you've got a gift to give too!

Peppermint Bark Brownies by Lindsay at Love and Olive Oil

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Everyone loves peppermint bark - dark chocolate and candy cane were a match made in heaven. But you know what's more loveable than peppermint bark? Peppermint bark brownies, with their gooey chocolately insides and crispy, minty tops will make your holidays all the more festive.

Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Truffles by Amy at The Nifty Foodie

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Is there anything peppermint bark can't make delicious? These truffles feature the creamy flavor of cream cheese and the minty delight of peppermint bark. Also another great gifting option, these treats are pretty straightforward to make and hard to mess up since they're simple truffle balls of goodness.

Peppermint Ice Cream by Leigh Anne at Your Homebased Mom

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Who says you can't enjoy ice cream in the winter? If you're indoors and craving your favorite summer treat, this recipe will add a much-needed holiday twist to it. This ice cream features vanilla and candy flavors for a deliciously sweet and minty taste.

Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes by Annie at Annie's Eats

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We can't leave cupcakes out of any recipe round-up, and even this popular treat got a holiday makeover with a peppermint mocha recipe. The chocolately coffee cupcakes are topped with a peppermint frosting so you can eat your dream latte. This recipe might take time but is certainly worth it - just look at that swirly frosting magic!

Peppermint Patties from The Gunny Sach

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Is there anything more delicious than peppermint patties?! I think making your own peppermint patties for the holidays are to-die-for. These would be such lovely Christmas treats for friends, and of course, tons for yourself.

What are your favorite peppermint recipes?

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