18 Peppermint Recipes to Leave You Feeling Minty Fresh for the Holidays

With winter upon us, it is time to take out our arsenal of peppermint-y holiday recipes to satisfy that sweet tooth, and keep your holiday gatherings merry and bright. From peppermint ice cream to rich dark chocolate peppermint brownies, we have got you covered with recipes to sweeten up the season.

So, be sure to add a pinch of peppermint to your next holiday gathering with these scrumptious recipes.

1. Holiday Peppermint Punch

Tablespoon
Tablespoon

This non-alcoholic, creamy, and peppermint-y punch combines the flavors of eggnog and candy canes.

This crowd-pleasing punch will be a show-stopper at your next holiday gathering.

2. Peppermint Dream Cake

Better Homes and Gardens
Better Homes and Gardens

Decadent peppermint cake layered with fluffy white chocolate icing, and topped with candy canes, this recipe is what your dreams are made of.

3. Double-Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti

Better Homes and Gardens
Better Homes and Gardens

Rich, double chocolate flavors combine with a fresh pop of peppermint to make these biscotti.

Perfect to dip into your coffee or hot cocoa, these biscotti are a festive way to enjoy the holiday season.

4. Sparkling Peppermint Cookies

Land 'O Lakes
Land O’ Lakes

These crispy, chewy cookies will sparkle on your holiday table with their flecks of crushed peppermint candy.

This recipe makes four dozen cookies, so you can pass them out to all your neighbors and spread some holiday cheer.

5. 3-Ingredient Frozen Peppermint Pie

Thirty Handmade Days
Thirty Handmade Days

This three-ingredient ice cream based peppermint pie, is the perfect potluck dessert to bring to the office or holiday party.

Made with store-bought ingredients, all you’re required to do is assemble and enjoy.

6. Peppermint Bark Cake Pops

Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

This recipe combines the crunchy, chocolaty flavors of peppermint bark with the fun concept of cake on a stick.

These cake pops are perfect to pass out as holiday gifts or to just enjoy while getting cozy by the fire.

7. White Chocolate and Peppermint Blondies

Country Living
Country Living

I prefer blondies over brownies because of their buttery, vanilla flavor.

This recipe puts a twist on the classic blondie recipe with the addition of white chocolate and crushed peppermint.

8. Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

Gimme Some Oven
Gimme Some Oven

The perfect way to warm up this winter season is with this twist on the classic hot chocolate.

This recipe combines the sweet, fresh flavors of peppermint with silky, smooth white chocolate, leaving you cozy to the core.

9. No-Bake Peppermint Cheesecake

Cincy Shopper
Cincy Shopper

This assemble-only recipe combines crushed Oreos, cream cheese, and peppermint extract.

Top with peppermint candies and whipped cream for a festive treat that will steal the show.

10. Peppermint Ice Cream

The Pioneer Woman
The Pioneer Woman

The best way to end any meal is with rich and silky peppermint ice cream.

Make extra pints to give out to your friends, because even though it’s cold outside, any time is a good time for ice cream.

11. Chewy Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Minimalist Baker
Minimalist Baker

These fudge-y, chocolate cookies are studded with chocolate chips and peppermint extract.

Topped with crushed peppermint candy pieces, this recipe makes a great holiday gift for anyone who has a sweet tooth.

12. Candy Cane Martini

Nugget Market
Nugget Market

The perfect drink to enjoy after a busy day of holiday shopping or while waiting for Santa Claus.

Make a pitcher of these sweet martinis to serve at your holiday gathering this year.

13. Red Velvet Layer Cake with Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting

Baked By Rachel
Baked by Rachel

This dense cake recipe gets its richness from the sour cream that is added to the batter.

Topped with peppermint cream cheese frosting, this dessert is the perfect winter treat.

14. Peppermint Holiday Cookies

All Recipes
All Recipes

These buttery cookies are topped with a peppermint-enriched glazed and are perfect to take to your next holiday potluck.

15. Almost-Famous Peppermint Bark

Food Network
Food Network

Crushed candy canes, white chocolate, and semisweet chocolate combine to make the best holiday gift to give to your loved ones this year.

This candy recipe is crunchy, chocolaty, and highly addictive, be sure to make extra.

16. Peppermint Chocolate Cake

Add A Pinch
Add a Pinch

This dense chocolate cake is topped with a peppermint buttercream frosting and peppermint bark shards.

This recipe is a decadent way to end any holiday meal.

17. Peppermint Mocha White Russian

With Salt and Wit
With Salt and Wit

This festive cocktail recipe goes great with holiday parties, relaxation by the fire, or as an after-dinner drink.

Vodka, Peppermint Kahlúa, and crushed up peppermint candies make this beverage a delicious addition to any holiday gathering.

18. Dark Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

My Recipes
My Recipes

Rich, dark chocolate teams up with a pop of candy-cane-crunch in this recipe.

This recipe yields two dozen decadent brownies, so that you can share with your friends and family this holiday season.

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