49 Things That Taste Like Christmas

Peppermint adds holiday cheer to everything.

1. Chocolate-Dipped Peppermint Sticks

Perfect as hot chocolate stirrers. Find the recipe here.

ID: 715707

2. Chocolate Fudge Cookies with Candy Cane Buttercream

Candy cane buttercream simply consists of ground up candy cane dust mixed into standard vanilla buttercream. Get the full details here.

ID: 715802

3. Peppermint White Russians

Get the recipe here. Peppermint mocha Kahlua! It exists.

ID: 716661

4. Candy Cane S’mores

ID: 716689

5. Soak peppermints in water to make Christmas ice cubes.

Use filtered water for clear ice. Get the ingredients here.

ID: 742659

6. Marble Peppermint Swirl Cupcakes

Get this amazing-looking recipe here.

ID: 717819

7. Candy Cane Peppermint Patties

Be sure to use high quality peppermint extract for these.

ID: 717918

8. Peppermint Float

Add a scoop of peppermint ice cream to a mixture of Bailey’s and ginger ale. Stir with a candy cane.

ID: 717923

9. Peppermint Marshmallows

Get the recipe here.

ID: 717938

Dip ‘em in chocolate, put ‘em on a stick.

ID: 729428

10. Chocolate Peppermint Roll Cake

Get the recipe here.

ID: 717943

11. 4-Ingredient Peppermint Popcorn

This recipe uses microwaved bags of popcorn.

ID: 717945

12. Peppermint Crumble Bars

This surprisingly easy recipe only requires 5 ingredients.

ID: 717948

13. Peppermint Martini Jelly Shots

Peppermint schnapps and white chocolate liqueur lend this recipe its creamy base.

ID: 717952

14. Candy Cane Meringue Kisses

Get the recipe here.

ID: 717956

15. Pancakes with Candy Cane Chocolate Syrup

Get the recipe here.

ID: 718897

16. Oreos Dipped in White Chocolate and Sprinkled with Candy Cane Bits

This is Christmas in a cookie.

ID: 721747

17. Peppermint Meringue Cups Filled with Ganache

Get the recipe here.

ID: 722949

18. 3-Ingredient Candy Cane Mint Milanos

Get the recipe here.

ID: 722952

19. Swirly Peppermint Milkshake

“Cottage cheese is what gives the thick milkshake consistency!”

ID: 723066

20. “Reindeer Feed”

It’s basically a savory-sweet candy cane chex mix. Get the recipe here.

ID: 723170

21. Pretzels Covered in White Chocolate and Candy Cane Pieces

ID: 723766

22. Peppermint Bark Wheels

It’s an excuse to break out your donut pan. Get the details here.

ID: 729700

23. A Pre-Made Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix

Get the recipe here.

ID: 730084

24. Candy Cane Batter Cookies

Get the recipe here.

ID: 730148

25. Candy Cane Dust

Pulverize candy canes in a blender. Keep the dust around to add to anything — sprinkle on hot cocoa, cookies, pretzels, and ice cream.

ID: 716014

26. Peppermint Whipped Cream

You could easily make this with the candy cane dust from above.

ID: 716136

27. Two-Ingredient Peppermint Kiss Pretzels

These make a great last minute snack. Get the insanely easy directions here.

ID: 747002

28. Peppermint Eggnog Milkshake Shots

Get the recipe here.

ID: 730342

29. Peppermint Sugar Cookies

It’s all about the presentation with these.

ID: 733147

30. Peppermint Caramels

Wrap ‘em up with paper and washi tape to make adorable little gifts. Get the recipe here.

ID: 735667

31. Make Your Own Peppermint Sprinkles

Get the 5-ingredient recipe here.

ID: 745655

32. Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

Get the recipe here.

ID: 745737

33. Peppermint Fudge

ID: 746062

34. Hot Chocolate Peppermint Shots

The shot glasses are store-bought. Get the recipe here.

ID: 746100

35. Chocolate-Dipped Peppermint Coconut Snowflakes

This recipe is actually supposed to be healthy.

ID: 746116

36. Marshmallow Peppermint Sauce

For drizzling all over your ice cream. Get the recipe here.

ID: 746125

37. Christmas Tree Peppermint Bark

Get the recipe here.

ID: 746131

38. Peppermint Macaroons

Get the recipe here

ID: 746140

39. Peppermint Crunch Truffles

Get the recipe here.

ID: 746143

40. Peppermint Icing

ID: 746160

41. Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Popsicles

Get the recipe here.

ID: 746170

42. Marshmallow Gelatin Parfait

You can make these alcoholic by using marshmallow-flavored vodka.

ID: 746183

43. Cocktail: The Mint Icicle

If you’re one for creamy cocktails, try this.

ID: 746186

44. Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Get the recipe here.

ID: 746201

45. You’ll definitely want a peppermint tray to serve all of your desserts on….

Get the directions for how to make this here. It only requires one ingredient: peppermint candies!

ID: 715628

46. Peppermint Almond Bark Cookies

Get the recipe here.

ID: 747015

47. Candy Cane Kiss Brownie Bites

Get the recipe here.

ID: 747021

48. Candy Cane Biscotti

Get the recipe here.

ID: 747027

49. Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s

Get the recipe here.

ID: 747076

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