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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.

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.

3. Peppermint White Russians

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

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

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

6. Marble Peppermint Swirl Cupcakes

Get this amazing-looking recipe here.

7. Candy Cane Peppermint Patties

Be sure to use high quality peppermint extract for these.

8. Peppermint Float

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

9. Peppermint Marshmallows

Get the recipe here.

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

10. Chocolate Peppermint Roll Cake

Get the recipe here.

11. 4-Ingredient Peppermint Popcorn

This recipe uses microwaved bags of popcorn.

12. Peppermint Crumble Bars

This surprisingly easy recipe only requires 5 ingredients.

13. Peppermint Martini Jelly Shots

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

14. Candy Cane Meringue Kisses

Get the recipe here.

15. Pancakes with Candy Cane Chocolate Syrup

Get the recipe here.

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

This is Christmas in a cookie.

17. Peppermint Meringue Cups Filled with Ganache

Get the recipe here.

18. 3-Ingredient Candy Cane Mint Milanos

Get the recipe here.

19. Swirly Peppermint Milkshake

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

20. “Reindeer Feed”

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

21. Pretzels Covered in White Chocolate and Candy Cane Pieces

22. Peppermint Bark Wheels

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

23. A Pre-Made Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix

Get the recipe here.

24. Candy Cane Batter Cookies

Get the recipe here.

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.

26. Peppermint Whipped Cream

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

27. Two-Ingredient Peppermint Kiss Pretzels

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

28. Peppermint Eggnog Milkshake Shots

Get the recipe here.

29. Peppermint Sugar Cookies

It’s all about the presentation with these.

30. Peppermint Caramels

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

31. Make Your Own Peppermint Sprinkles

Get the 5-ingredient recipe here.

32. Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

Get the recipe here.

34. Hot Chocolate Peppermint Shots

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

35. Chocolate-Dipped Peppermint Coconut Snowflakes

This recipe is actually supposed to be healthy.

36. Marshmallow Peppermint Sauce

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

37. Christmas Tree Peppermint Bark

Get the recipe here.

38. Peppermint Macaroons

Get the recipe here

39. Peppermint Crunch Truffles

Get the recipe here.

41. Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Popsicles

Get the recipe here.

42. Marshmallow Gelatin Parfait

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

43. Cocktail: The Mint Icicle

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

44. Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Get the recipe here.

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!

46. Peppermint Almond Bark Cookies

Get the recipe here.

47. Candy Cane Kiss Brownie Bites

Get the recipe here.

48. Candy Cane Biscotti

Get the recipe here.

49. Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s

Get the recipe here.

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