10 Candy Cane Recipe Ideas To Try This Season, Because Nothing Tastes More Festive Than Peppermint

The holidays are a time for many, many food indulgences: pretty Christmas cookies, crispy potato pancakes, mouthwatering cheese plates, and candy canes on everything. While the wintertime may have an abundance of classic flavors from eggnog to gingerbread, there is one minty flavor that proves to be the most versatile of them all. Whether we eat them alone or swirl them into our steaming peppermint mochas, candy canes always satisfy, no matter how we consume them.

In order to make the most of this glorious seasonal candy, we scouted out 10 unique ways to add some more peppermint to your winter diet. Because honestly, is there a such thing as too many candy canes?

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Mocha Mint Frappe

Forget the Frappuccinos. With this candy cane-topped drink by A Beautiful Mess, all your frosty cravings will be satisfied.

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Chocolate Peppermint Roll with Chocolate Ganache

This isn’t your average chocolate roll. Joy the Baker’s minty dessert will take your taste buds on a sweet trip.

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Chocolate Brownies with Peppermint Icing

What’s even better than brownies? Climbing Grier Mountain’s peppermint icing brownies, of course.

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Candy Cane Puppy Chow

Thanks to Your Cup of Cake’s chocolatey puppy chow, holiday snacking just got even better.

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Peppermint Milkshake

If coffee’s not your thing, Crepes of Wrath’s peppermint milkshake is the perfect (delicious) snowstorm in a cup.

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Peppermint Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Chocolate pretzels may be the most addicting snack ever, and Savory Sweet Life’s addition of minty candy canes takes them to the next level.

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Peppermint Bark Popcorn

For the perfect combination of minty, sweet, and salty, look no further than Cookie and Kate’s peppermint bark popcorn.

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Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Marshmallows

Marshmallows and candy canes are go-to hot chocolate additions. Thanks to Blogging Over Thyme, you can now have them both in one sweet package.

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Candy Cane Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Go big or go home. Bakerella’s cupcakes may just be the prettiest holiday dessert we’ve come across this season.

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Holiday Tater Tots with Peppermint Icing

Do you ever see a recipe that sounds so crazy it might just be the best thing ever? That’s what Climbing Grier Mountain’s holiday tater tot recipe is, basically. Try it if you dare.

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