Peppermint might be available all year round, but it's pretty much universally known that it's the official flavor of the holiday season. The traditional red and white color palette is nothing short of festive, and the taste — well, it's delicious. Since treats are a must for every holiday, it only makes sense to make a batch of delicious peppermint desserts for everyone to enjoy around Christmas. You can even give them away as presents, because let's be real, who doesn't love homemade food gifts?
Naturally, most peppermint dessert recipes involve some kind of chocolate. Nothing beats this combination, especially if you are a fan of making homemade peppermint mocha. These dessert ideas will also come in handy if you tend to buy too many candy canes each year. You don't want to throw them out, of course — so adding them to tasty recipes is kind of a game changer.
Don't worry if you aren't the best baker. Some treats like peppermint mousse, chocolate-covered pretzels, and chocolate bark call for little to no kitchen skills. Honestly, these desserts are really hard to mess up. And if you're a a pro in the kitchen? You'll still appreciate the simpler recipes, especially if you're scrambling to host a last-minute party or need quick gifts.
Besides, nothing says "holiday cheer" like sweet minty treats embellished in red and white. Who knows, maybe even Santa will want a piece.