55 Refreshing Peppermint Recipes For The Holidays: ALL. THE. PEPPERMINT!


From cakes, to brownies, and even ice cream, the classic candy of the holidays gets its time to shine as the star of these delicious and creative peppermint recipes. The minty flavor compliments these great desserts perfectly and provides a beautiful look that makes these fantastic treats an impressive addition to any dessert table.


1. Dark Chocolate Peppermint Patty Fat Bombs

From: RealBalanced.com

There’s something so delicious about the flavor combination of peppermint and chocolate! These Dark Chocolate Peppermint Patty Fat Bombs are sure to hit the spot. Just one is enough to satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you satiated between meals!

2. Peppermint Cheesecake Brownie Trifle

From: Life, Love, & Sugar

This Peppermint Cheesecake Brownie Trifle has layers of no bake peppermint cheesecake, peppermint chip pieces, whipped cream and chocolate brownies! It’s easy to make and such a delicious treat for the holidays!

3. No-Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe

From: Yummiest Food

Perfect and easy No-Bake Peppermint Cheesecake is the best way to enjoy the delicious holiday flavors in a stunning dessert recipe!

4. Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes with Peppermint Buttercream Frosting

From: Baked By Rachel

Moist chocolate candy cane cupcakes with striped peppermint buttercream frosting. A festive dessert for Christmas and all winter long!

5. Vegan Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes (Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, V)

From: Beaming Baker

These incredible, minty, chocolatey, coffee-y, er… mocha-y-amazing cupcakes are Santa’s Meow! (Be honest with me, did that work or no?? Santa might like a “meow,” even if he isn’t a cat… as far as we know.) They’re so simple to make, at least twice as fun as making a gingerbread house (yes, I calculated this), and festive as all get out.

6. Vegan Peppermint Ice Cream

From: Loving It Vegan

This ice cream is not about the color, it’s about the glorious peppermint flavor and using some peppermint extract along with peppermint candy canes makes the flavor really pop.

7. Peppermint Crunch Buttercream Marshmallow Brownies

From: The Baking Chocolatess

Peppermint Crunch Buttercream Marshmallow Brownies…where have you been all my life?  OK, OK…maybe you haven’t been around, because you haven’t been invented yet, until now

8. White Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

From: Sally’s Baking Addiction

The cupcake starts with my soft and fluffy vanilla cupcakes. We’ll take out the vanilla bean and add peppermint extract. We’re topping the cupcakes with white chocolate frosting. We’ll add a little peppermint extract to the frosting as well. I promise it’s not overpowering!

For the frosting, real white chocolate is melted down and beaten into a vanilla buttercream base. It produces the smoothest, silkiest frosting I’ve ever had. It’s not fluffy in the slightest– it’s like pure and dense white chocolate.

9. Peppermint Brownies

From: Dinner At The Zoo

No one will ever be able to guess that these rich and decadent brownies came from a boxed mix. They’re a festive addition to any cookie tray or holiday dessert table!

10. Slow Cooker White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Candy

From: Number 2 Pencil

These Slow Cooker White Chocolate Peppermint Candies are so easy to make, and they are perfect for gift giving. Sweet white chocolate and peppermint combined with crunchy and salty pretzels. The clean up on these is so easy. Melt and mix right in the slow cooker!

11. Peppermint Whipped Cream Frosting

From: Two Sisters Crafting

Light and creamy frosting with just a hint of Peppermint flavor … our Peppermint Whipped Cream Frosting is a delicious choice to top your holiday baked goods!

12. Peppermint Mocha Cookies

From: Baker By Nature

Thick and chewy Peppermint Mocha Cookies are the ultimate Christmas Eve treat! Because who doesn’t need an extra caffeine boost, right?!

13. Peppermint Bark Dip

From: Belly Full

Whip up a batch of this no-bake Peppermint Bark Dip in only 10 minutes. Then take it to a holiday party and watch all your friends fight over it. It’s AMAZING.

14. Moist & Fudgy Ganache Peppermint Brownies Recipe (Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy-Free)

From: Beaming Baker

Moist & Fudgy Ganache Peppermint Brownies Recipe (V, GF): an easy recipe for indulgently fudgy, cool mint brownies topped with silky smooth chocolate ganache made with healthy ingredients. Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free.

15. Peppermint Bark Haystacks

From: Lemon Tree Dwelling

If you love Peppermint Bark, you’ll LOVE these delicious Peppermint Bark Haystacks! They combine two Christmas classics in one delicious treat that’s easy to make and fun to eat. Just 5 ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need for these festive, fun little bites that are perfect for holiday snacking…and great for gifting, too!

16. Chocolate Peppermint Fat Bombs

From: Create Mindfully

Inspired by peppermint patties, these keto Chocolate Peppermint Fat Bombs are a healthy low carb sugar free sweet treat! They are perfect if you are looking for a sugar free dessert or want to add more fat into your diet.

17. Peppermint Bark

From: The Country Cook

Peppermint Bark is one of those easy, peasy classic holiday treats. This time of year is literally the only time I make it and eat it. Having it once a year makes it special and we all look forward to it. But it’s one of those treats that everyone loves. In fact, you may want to double this recipe. It tends to go fast!

18. White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

From: Foodtastic Mom

White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are my favorite family cookie recipe dressed up for the holidays.

19. Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Bites

From: Stress Baking

A chocolate cookie crust is topped with creamy and rich peppermint cheesecake, loaded with white chocolate peppermint bark pieces, crushed candy canes and topped off with more chocolate. Bite sized holiday dessert perfection!

20. Chocolate Peppermint Cookies made with Truvía®Cane Sugar Blend and Truvía® Nectar

From: Truvia.com

These soft and chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are Santa-approved! Made with Truvía® Cane Sugar Blend, Truvía® Nectar and a sprinkling of crushed candy cane, these cookies contain 14% fewer calories and 50% less sugar* per serving than the full-sugar version. Makes 18 cookies.

21. 5-Ingredient Peppermint Patties

From: Baker By Nature

The filling is rich in perky peppermint flavor and suuuper creamy; and the coating is pure chocolate! For an extra festive twist, you can top them with crushed candy canes. But that’s totally optional.

22. Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls | Peppermint Crisp & Cherry Ripe

From: Bake, Play, Smile

The easiest no-bake Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls made in two yummy variations – one with chopped up Peppermint Crisp bars and one with Cherry Ripes. YUM!!

23. Peppermint Bark Mimosas

From: Delish

These mimosas are just the thing to get you in the holiday spirit!

24. Peppermint Mocha Fudge Tart

From: Inside Brucrew Life

One bite of this Peppermint Mocha Fudge Tart will send you to your holiday happy place. Chocolate and peppermint layers make this easy dessert an impressive dessert to share at Christmas parties.

25. Peppermint Marshmallow No-Bake Dessert

From: Two Sisters Crafting

Our Peppermint Marshmallow No-Bake Dessert is a delicious blend of peppermint and marshmallow on a yummy Oreo Crust. Your family will ask you to make this one again and again.

26. Peppermint Snowball Cookies

From: 4 Sons R Us

Snowball cookies are a buttery festive cookie perfect for the Christmas season. While traditional snowball cookies are fun for Christmas on their own, you can really play up these festive cookies by making them peppermint snowball cookies and turning them into the perfect cookie for Christmas parties and to leave for Santa on Christmas eve.

27. Peppermint Fat Bombs

From: Fat For Weight Loss

“I’ve always had a soft spot for Mint Slice biscuits here in Australia, my kryptonite on the ketogenic diet, but with these easy little Peppermint Fat Bombs… well, I’m no longer inhibited by my weaknesses. From here on in, I can push past the mint slice and straight onto these perfect peppermint fat bombs for a healthy, high fat snack on the go.”

28. No-Bake Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Squares

From: Ditch The Carbs

They are low-carb, sugar free and gluten free cheesecake squares filled with peppermint green magic at only 2.1g net carbs per square.

29. Peppermint Espresso Brownie Cheesecake

From: Life, Love, & Sugar

This Peppermint Espresso Brownie Cheesecake is made with a brownie bottom, peppermint espresso cheesecake and peppermint white chocolate ganache on top! It’s perfectly festive and was a massive hit!

30. Paleo & Vegan Peppermint Frosted Brownies (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

From: 40 Aprons

These paleo & vegan peppermint frosted brownies are so rich and delicious, a perfect healthy holiday recipe! Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined-sugar-free, these paleo & vegan peppermint frosted brownies will surprise everyone with just how indulgent they are! Bound to become a new favorite paleo holiday recipe or vegan holiday recipe!

31. Peppermint Mocha Mudslide

From: Lemons for Lulu

This peppermint mocha mudslide cocktail is festive and fun. This creamy cocktail combines the flavors of a classic mudslide cocktail but with a peppermint twist!

32. Peppermint Cheesecake Cookies

From: Somewhat Simple

These Soft And Tender Peppermint Cheesecake Cookies Have An Amazing Cheesecake Flavor, And The Perfect Hint Of Peppermint!

33. Homemade Vegan Peppermint Bark (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free)

From: Strength And Sunshine

That favorite classic holiday treat that’s fun to gift and delicious to eat! Homemade Vegan Peppermint Bark that’s gluten-free and top-8 allergy-free too! All the festive sweet chocolate and mint flavor only takes 4 ingredients for this dairy-free recipe remake!

34. Peppermint Macrons

From: House Of Nash Eats

Peppermint macarons are the sweetest, most melt-in-your-mouth delicious christmas cookie with a wonderful vanilla peppermint buttercream filling. They fancy up a christmas cookie platter or christmas cookie exchange with one of the best flavors of the holiday season!

35. 2-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark

From: Iowa Girl Eats

2-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark couldn’t be simpler and is perfect for holiday snacking. Package up and tie with a bow for a sweet homemade gift!

36. Easy Peppermint Pattie Cupcakes

From: Your Cup Of Cake

Creamy peppermint frosting topped with rich chocolate ganache.  These easy Peppermint Pattie Cupcakes are perfectly minty!

37. Easy Chocolate Peppermint Fudge (Gluten-free, Paleo, & Vegan)

From: Bakerita

This Easy Chocolate Peppermint Fudge is the perfect, super simple holiday dessert. It’s made in just five minutes with only five ingredients, and it’s gluten-free, paleo, dairy-free, and vegan. This rich, super chocolatey fudge will melt in your mouth!

38. Peppermint Meltaways

From: I Am Baker

These Peppermint Meltways truly melt-in-your-mouth!

39. Raw Peppermint Vegan Brownies

From: Sunkissed Kitchen

These healthier Raw Peppermint Vegan Brownies are made with nutrient dense ingredients and have rich chocolate and peppermint flavors. If you’re looking for a delicious treat to make this summer, these no bake brownies are just the thing!

40. White Chocolate Peppermint Cream Cheese Mints

From: Oh Sweet Basil

There’s something so melt in your mouth good about cream cheese mints, so turn them into white chocolate peppermint cream cheese mints for the holidays!

41. Peppermint & White Chocolate Krispy Treats

From: Cupcake Diaries

Peppermint and White Chocolate Krispy Treats are the perfect no bake dessert for the holidays. You can’t beat peppermint, white chocolate, and marshmallow!

42. White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Swirl

From: Fav Family Recipes

This white chocolate peppermint bark has only 4 ingredients and takes only about 10 minutes of prep. Such an easy (and pretty) Christmas neighbor gift!

43. Peppermint Cream Patties

From: Inside Brucrew Life

These cute little Peppermint Cream Patties are a fun and delicious treat to add to your cookie trays this Christmas. The candies are easy to customize with different colored sprinkles and chocolate.

44. Dark Chocolate Peppermint Slice

From: VJ Cooks

This no-bake dark chocolate peppermint slice is made with crushed biscuits, rice bubbles and condensed milk. It is a delicious and decadent crispy slice and is so quick and easy to make.

45. No-Bake Rice Krispies Treats With white Chocolate and Peppermint

From: Eat Well 101

Rice Krispies Treats with White Chocolate and Peppermint — Soft and chewy with an irresistible white chocolate coating. If you’re short on time and looking for some cute Christmas dessert or party ideas, these simple and gooey treats are just what you need!

46. Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mousse

From: Feasting On Fruit

Easy and ultra decadent collide in this Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mousse. Vegan, paleo, only 5 ingredients, and holiday dessert perfect!

47. Peppermint Oreo Truffles

From: Delish

How could something so simple be so good?

48. Peppermint Bark Cookies

From: Sally’s Baking Addiction

What are peppermint bark cookies? Coated in peppermint white chocolate, these soft chocolate sugar cookies are a beautifully festive and equally irresistible Christmas cookie.

49. Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Blossom Cookies

From: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

A fun twist on classic Hershey’s kiss blossom cookies, these chocolate peppermint crinkle blossom cookies are not only pretty – they are fudgy and delicious! That peppermint + chocolate combo makes the perfect Christmas cookie!

50. Peppermint Buttercream

From: Spend With Pennies

This Peppermint Buttercream is absolutely amazing. It is smooth, sweet, and richly peppermint flavored, and great for all the holiday baking: cookies, cakes, whoopie pies, or even to eat with a spoon.

51. Peppermint Cupcakes

From: Let’s Eat Cake

These Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes are delicious at any time of the year, but they’re dressed to impress for the holiday season! The combination of a rich chocolate cupcake base, peppermint buttercream frosting, and crushed candy canes make them impossible to resist.

52. Vegan Peppermint Patties

From: It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

Soft, creamy, sweet, minty filling, surrounded by luscious chocolate. One of the dessert worlds best combos in my opinion. Yeah, I’m in. I’m all the way in.

53. Vegan Peppermint Cupcakes With Pink Swirl Peppermint Frosting

From: Loving It Vegan

Peppermint cupcakes with a pink swirl peppermint frosting, now those are cupcakes to get pretty happy about.

54. Peppermint Truffle Fudge

From: Briana Thomas

If peppermint is your favorite Christmas flavor, raise your hand.

55. White Chocolate Peppermint Pudding Pies

From: Shaken Together Life

Festive mini White Chocolate Peppermint Pudding Pies are filled with the flavors of the season! You will love how easy these no-bake pudding pies are to make!


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