These peppermint and candy cane desserts are a fun treat for anyone who loves the festive flavor of peppermint. From cookies to cakes, buttercream to brownies, these peppermint dessert recipes are sure to get you in the holiday spirit!
Whether you love classic peppermint bark or want to spice up your holiday cookie platter with some peppermint cookies, these festive and fun peppermint desserts are just what you need to showcase your love of candy canes!
This classic Peppermint Bark recipe is great for gifting to family and friends. Made using only three ingredients, this delicious candy bark is easy to customize with light or dark cocoa candy. You can also have fun adding colorful red and white jimmies in addition to peppermint crunch candies! Serve it as is or use it to stir a cup of hot cocoa for a tasty winter treat.
Peppermint Buttercream Frosting
Great for frosting cupcakes, cakes and brownies, this rich and flavorful Peppermint Buttercream recipe is sure to become a new holiday favorite. Try it with our Chocolate Cupcake recipe or use it as a filling in cookie sandwiches.
No-Bake Peppermint Pie
The great thing about this Peppermint Pie is that it won’t take up any space in your oven! Featuring a chocolate cookie crust and filled with a peppermint cream cheese filling, this no-bake pie recipe maybe cold, but it’s sure to give you that warm, holiday feeling!
Pretty Peppermint Gingerbread House
Christmas just isn’t Christmas without gingerbread! A fun and simple decorating project, this Pretty Peppermint Gingerbread House is decorated using store-bought icing pouches, so there’s no need to make and color buttercream at home. Finally, add some candy cane decorations and sprinkles for the perfect finishing touch.
Candy Cane Cheesecake Bars
If you’re in charge of bringing dessert to your Christmas get-together this year, you just can’t go wrong with these Candy Cane Cheesecake Bars. This classic cheesecake bar recipe is given a holiday (peppermint) twist with a drizzle of melted cocoa candy and a sprinkle of peppermint crunch candies. Best of all, there’s no need to worry about slicing and serving this cheesecake – just grab a bar and enjoy!
Magical Peppermint Unicorn Cake
Reindeers are so last year! Create a magical ending to your Christmas celebration with this Peppermint Unicorn Cake. Make the ears and horn from fondant, then use simple piping techniques – like stars, rosettes and dots, to pipe a mane. Add even more peppermint flavor to this cake by icing and decorating it with Peppermint Buttercream!
Candy Cane Cookies
Candy Cane Cookies are a must every Christmas season! A buttery cookie exploding with peppermint flavor, these traditional holiday cookies are great for cookie exchanges or simply sharing with the family. Don’t forget to leave a few out for Santa, too!
Candy Cane Fudgy Brownies
There are few things better than peppermint and chocolate, and these Candy Cane Fudgy Brownies combine the best of both worlds for a tasty holiday dessert that’s sure to please. Start off with our simple brownie recipe (or use your own), then top your brownies with a delicious homemade buttercream for a little dash of sweetness. Add a sprinkle of crushed up candy canes and you’ve got a tasty bite-sized dessert you can enjoy with cocoa, eggnog or cold milk!
White Chocolate Peppermint Magic Cake
With three layers of peppermint flavor, this White Chocolate Peppermint Magic Cake is a sweet treat for anyone who loves the smell and taste of peppermint. A cake best served chilled, this dessert is the perfect way to end your festive holiday meal.
Sledding Marshmallow Snowman
Decorate cakes, cupcakes and even gingerbread house scenes with these cute Sledding Marshmallow Snowmen! Made using several store-bought ingredients, these little edible figurines take no time to put together and are a fun way to add a little charm to your holiday baking!
Candy Cane Cake
A simple project for beginning decorators, this Candy Cane Cake is a quick and easy dessert anyone can make! Candy canes and stars are piped using store-bought icing pouches, each of which include a star tip for easy piping. Sprinkle some crushed candy canes on top of your cake for added texture or add a few birthday candles for a December birthday!
Christmas Cake with Peppermint Decorations
Whether you’re enjoying dreams of sugarplums or peppermint candies, this Christmas Cake with Peppermint Decorations is enough to make all your Christmas wishes come true! Sparkling with sanding sugar and candy accents, this Christmas cake is an eye-catching way to end your holiday celebration. Hosting a small December baby shower? This would be the perfect dessert for it!
These Peppermint Meringue cookies are everything Christmas should be – sweet, festive and fun! Use a striped decorating bag to pipe your meringues, then dip them in melted candy and peppermint crunch candies for added flavor and texture.
Chocolate Peppermint Cake
Go big or go home with this Chocolate Peppermint Cake. Not only is it decorated with peppermint crunch candies, it’s also frosted and filled with our delicious Peppermint Buttercream frosting. Featuring a homemade chocolate cake inside and topped with chocolate sandwich cookies, this rich and decadent cake is best served with a glass of hot cocoa or a peppermint mocha!
Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
An easy cookie to make, gift and package, these Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are a must this holiday season. Drizzled with melted Bright White Candy Melts candy and topped with peppermint crunch candies, these chocolate peppermint cookies are easy for beginners and great for cookie swaps!
Which of these peppermint desserts are you planning to try this year? Let us know in the comments below! And if you made a peppermint dessert for Christmas, be sure to share a picture on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and tag us @wiltoncakes.