Since we’re now in the season of delicious flavors and recipes, let’s talk about one that is popular: peppermint. This time of year, we see lots of candy canes and peppermint scented goodies. And hey, if it’s already out and about in the world, why not go ahead and make some yummy peppermint treats? For some, peppermint can be a bit too strong of a taste, but when it’s mixed up with other ingredients, it can be quite magnificent. Seriously. You’re bound to find at least one peppermint recipe here that you just can’t resist trying!
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1. Peppermint Mocha Cheesecake Dip
Umm…that’s cheesecake? I’ll definitely be back for seconds! The combination of peppermint and mocha sounds so rich and good, that I am tempted to lick my computer screen right now. Instead, I’ll head to the store for some chocolate graham crackers to dip in this divine goodness.
Get the full recipe over on Crazy For Crust.
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2. Chocolate Peppermint Bread
Can someone get me a napkin please? I’m drooling all over! Since receiving a bread maker from a friend several years ago, my husband and I enjoy trying new bread recipes. This one is definitely going to be added to my list! How satisfying would it be to bite into this moist creation when you need a fix of sweetness? Forget fruitcake! I’ll take a loaf of this homemade perfection any day.
Head over to Butter With A Side Of Bread for instructions on making this.
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3. Peppermint Crunch Popcorn
This holiday season, don’t curl up on the couch and watch movies with any old snack. Get in the spirit by making some peppermint crunch popcorn! It’s amazing how much more enjoyable your favorite flicks become when they’re accompanied by a delicious snack. The kids would love to help you make this (it’s super simple), and it’ll bring the whole family together on movie night.
Stop by Mom On Timeout for a list of ingredients that you’ll need.
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4. Oreo Peppermint Bark
You don’t need to convince me to try this recipe. You had me at Oreo. But also, peppermint. I can’t decide which I’m more excited about! This would make an awesome holiday gift for teachers, co-workers or neighbors. Especially if that teacher, co-worker or neighbor is me. Ahem…anyway, this colorful treat should definitely be on your list of recipes to try this year.
You’ll find everything you need to make this over on Baker By Nature.
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5. Peppermint Fudge
I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with fudge. Sometimes it’s way too rich and I can’t handle it, while other times it’s so good I can’t put it down! I imagine that this recipe falls into the latter category. Plus, how can you go wrong with pink? Wouldn’t this make an adorable Valentine’s Day gift? If you can’t wait until February to try this fudge, you certainly don’t need to explain. Give me a call and we can have a fudge making party!
Check out Shugary Sweets for the full recipe.
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6. White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels
At the corner of sweet + salty, you’ll find a recipe for peppermint pretzels. This is one recipe I think my toddler would enjoy doing. Playing with sticks? Dipping them in chocolate? Adding sprinkles? Talk about fun! And even though pretzel rods aren’t as healthy as veggie sticks, I’d feel better giving my kids a bite of one of these instead of something even more loaded with sugar.
Get in on the fun by visiting Lil’ Luna for all the details.
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7. Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies
How do I love thee? Let me taste the ways…OMG these sound DIVINE. Brownies are one thing. Cheesecake is another. But peppermint cheesecake brownies? That’s something from an alternate universe. I think I’d gain all of my holiday weight just by eating these because I wouldn’t be able to control myself!
Check out all the delicious details on The Cookie Rookie.
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8. No Bake Chocolate Peppermint Balls
Need an easy dessert to make for a holiday party? How about these peppermint balls? I love cute bite-sized treats! You could even make these with the kiddos and leave a few out for Santa (or his reindeer)! I bet he gets tired of eating cookies all the time.
You can learn how to make these over at Happy Healthy Mama.