25 Totally Chill Peppermint Treats
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25 Totally Chill Peppermint Treats

Now that pumpkin season is over, we’re embracing another favorite seasonal flavor in full-force: peppermint. Heavy on the candy canes, these 25 pepperminty desserts know how to bring a welcome chilly flavor in a festive package. From cakes to cookies to candies made out of candy (whaaaat?) and more, this collection has it all — enjoy.

1. Chocolate Peppermint Mousse: Luxurious, make-ahead mousse like this is a nice treat to have stashed in your fridge all holiday season long. (via Baking My Way through Germany)

2. Peppermint Affogato: Sit down and enjoy this affogato after a day of shopping or a big holiday feast. It’ll provide you with a much-needed energy boost with just four easy ingredients. (via Jelly Toast)

3. Chocolate and Peppermint Lofthouse Cookies: If soft, cakey, thickly frosted cookies are your style, have we got a recipe for you. (via La Pêche Fraîche)

4. Peppermint Marshmallows: The marbled swirl of red and white is so stunning it’s almost a shame to eat them. But you definitely should — s’mores, Rice Krispies treats and hot chocolate are just a few pairing ideas to get you started. (via Pastry Affair)

5. Peppermint Chocolate Bundt Cake: We’re all about that bundt, and this one made entirely from scratch is no trouble at all to whip up. Good thing, ’cause it’s sure to disappear quickly. (via Brit + Co)

6. Peppermint Bark Cookies (Gluten-Free): Enjoy both Thin Mints and peppermint bark? Then you’ll love these cookies that combine the two into one sweet treat. (via A Sage Amalgam)

7. Chocolate Candy Cane Gooey Butter Cookies: These outrageously fudgy cookies are made entirely from scratch — none of the usual boxed cake mix here. (via Back to Her Roots)

8. Peppermint Bark Brownies: You get a trifecta of sweet goodness in one single square with these brownies. They’re guaranteed to be a hit. (via Broma Bakery)

9. Peppermint Chocolate Crackles: Mimicking snow-capped mountains, these cookies are sure bring a flurry of fun to your next cookie tray. (via Say Yes)

10. Raw Triple Layered Peppermint Cream Cake: In the midst of a season filled with indulgence, it’s nice to have a low-sugar dessert to enjoy between holiday parties. Made with beets, cashews and coconut oil, this creamy cake is packed with peppermint flavor and nutrition. (via Purely Twins)

11. Peppermint Tiramisu Trifles: These impressive, no-bake trifles can be made a couple days ahead of time. They’re definitely a scrumptious-yet-easy recipe to have in your back pocket for the busy days ahead. (via Bakers Royale)

12. Peppermint Mocha Donuts: Hmmm… now what would be the perfect sip to pair with these peppermint mocha donuts? (via The Simple, Sweet Life)

13. DIY Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha: Speak of the devil. This white chocolate brew is just as good, if not better, than the one from your local coffee shop. (via Bright-Eyed Baker)

14. Peppermint Ice Cream Cake: We hereby challenge you to find a more festive ice cream cake out there. Now if that’s not one sweet throwdown, we’re not sure what is. (via Brit + Co)

15. Chocolate Peppermint Macarons: Trust that these double chocolate macarons hit all the right minty notes. They even make great homemade gifts for a mere fraction of what they’d run at the local patisserie. (via Sweet Boake)

16. Skinny Peppermint Fudge: Fat-free, sweetened condensed milk makes this fudge skinny, while using the microwave makes it come together in a jiffy. (via Recipe Diaries)

17. Chocolate Peppermint Loaves (Vegan): You’d never guess that these ganache-topped chocolate cakes are packed with whole grain flour and sweetened with maple syrup. Trust that they taste so much more decadent than that descriptor might lead you to believe. (via Faring Well)

18. Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Sticks: Reminiscent of biscotti — albeit a much less crunchy version — these cookie sticks are a hit with both kids and adults alike. They’re also a terrific accompaniment for a warm cup of joe or cocoa. (via I Heart Eating)

19. No-Bake Peppermint Bark Cookies: As much as we enjoy a good icebox cake, we’re loving this new-to-us, no-bake way to put a box of wafer cookies to use. (via The Suburban Soapbox)

20. Peppermint Kahlua Oreo Milk: This Momofuku-inspired milk does a body good, but your taste buds are the clear winners. Don’t stop with just this pepperminty one; we’ve included recipes for three other distinct flavors that are just as delish to knock back. (via Peppermint Kahlua Oreo Milk)

21. Peppermint Crunch Sugar Cookie Bars: Fluffy peppermint crunch frosting is a wonderful topper for buttery sugar cookies and much, much more. (via Creme de la Crumb)

22. Peppermint Mocha Cake Roll: Enjoy this minty, mocha-y alternative to the traditional yule log. (via Flavor the Moments)

23. Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-Free): These chewy chocolate cookies know how to please a crowd, even one filled with omnivores and gluten eaters. They’re just that good. (via Fettle Vegan)

24. Peppermint Mocha Ice Cream: It’s worth cranking up the heat a few degrees and tossing on a few more layers if that’s what it takes to enjoy a few scoops of this frozen treat. (via The Simple, Sweet Life)

25. Holiday Toffee: Flex some candy-making muscle and whip up a batch of this peppermint-schnapps-spiked toffee, STAT. (via Brit + Co)

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