With the taste of refreshing peppermints and their fun, festive shape and color, candy canes are definitely a Christmas time staple. They hang gorgeously on Christmas trees as cheap holiday decorations, they make great additions to Christmas gift baskets, and they can easily be transformed into some pretty tasty desserts,
Whether your holiday desserts stray towards traditional cookies or you like to shake things up a bit with fun winter milkshakes, these candy cane desserts are sweet, refreshing, and the perfect thing to get you in the Christmas spirit!
1. Candy Cane Brownie Trifle
A decadent chocolate peppermint sauce and delicious peppermint whipped cream are the shining stars of this creative brownie trifle dessert. Layers of brownies are followed by sweet whipped cream then finished off with a few heaps of chocolate sauce and tons of crunchy candy cane pieces.
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2. Candy Cane Fudge
Containing only six ingredients and completes in about five steps, this candy cane fudge is sure to be a hit at any holiday party. This pretty pink fudge is soft, chewy, and chock full of sweet peppermint flavoring.
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3. Chocolate Candy Cane Ganache Cookies
These soft, gooey cookies are filled with delicious chocolate chunks, dipped in a decadent chocolate ganache, and finished with a sprinkling of crunchy candy cane pieces. These cookies overwhelm the senses so much that you may have a hard time sharing them.
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4. Triple Chocolate Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Bark
When it comes to holiday desserts, it doesn’t get much easier than candy bark. Bark is super easy to make, requiring very few ingredients and even less time in front of a hot stove or oven. This bark, full of dark and white chocolate, candy canes, and marshmallows is definitely no different.
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5. Candy Cane Crunch Milkshake
It may be cold outside, but low temperatures are no excuse for not being able to enjoy a delicious milkshake. This milkshake is super simple, all you need to do if fill your blender with your favorite vanilla ice cream, some milk, chocolate chips, and as many candy canes as your little heart desires.
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6. Candy Cane Chocolate Truffles
Truffles are another great holiday dessert that are super easy to make and good enough to please everyone. These simple but decadent chocolate truffles are covered in a crunchy dusting of candy cane, making them equal parts festive and delicious.
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7. Candy Cane Cheesecake Dip
No Christmas party is complete without a good dip, even if that dip is meant for cookies rather than chips. This creative candy cane cheesecake dip calls for cream cheese, a bit of coffee creamer, whipped cream, and candy canes to create a dish so good that it may not make it to the office party.
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