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Peppermint Recipes: Holiday Treats, Drinks, Desserts, and More!

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Peppermint Recipes

Simple & Easy Cooking That Anyone Can Do!

Hannie P. Scott

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Abbreviations

Conversions

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Candy Cane Fudge

Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops

Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Patties

Peppermint Sticks

Peppermint Rice Krispie Treats

Peppermint Puppy Chow

Peppermint Milkshake

Peppermint Brownies

Peppermint Cookies

White Chocolate Peppermint Oreos

White Peppermint Hot Chocolate

White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Chocolate Chip Peppermint Milkshake

Mocha Peppermint Frappe

Chocolate Peppermint Protein Shake

Peppermint Crunch Fudge

Oreo Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Mocha

Peppermint Popcorn Bark

Frozen Peppermint Pie

Oreo Peppermint Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Patties

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

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[] Abbreviations

oz = ounce

fl oz = fluid ounce

tsp = teaspoon

tbsp = tablespoon

ml = milliliter

c = cup

pt = pint

qt = quart

gal = gallon

L = liter

[]Conversions

1/2 fl oz = 3 tsp = 1 tbsp = 15 ml

1 fl oz = 2 tbsp = 1/8 c = 30 ml

2 fl oz = 4 tbsp = 1/4 c = 60 ml

4 fl oz = 8 tbsp = 1/2 c = 118 ml

8 fl oz = 16 tbsp = 1 c = 236 ml

16 fl oz = 1 pt = 1/2 qt = 2 c = 473 ml

128 fl oz = 8 pt = 4 qt = 1 gal = 3.78 L

[] Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Servings: 4-6

What you need:

5 cups milk

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup water

4 tsp peppermint syrup

What to do:

1. Combine the cocoa, sugar, and water in a large pan on your stove. Stir and bring to a gentle boil until the sugar and cocoa are dissolved.

2. Pour the mixture into your crock pot.

3. Add the milk and peppermint syrup to your crock pot and stir.

4. Cook on high for 2 hours or on low for 4 hours.

5. Pour into mugs and serve.

[] Candy Cane Fudge

Makes 36 squares

What you need:

3 cups white chocolate chips

1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

8 crushed candy canes

What to do:

1. Line a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper and grease it.

2. In a large saucepan, combine the white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Continue stirring until all of the white chocolate chips have completely melted.

3. Stir in the vanilla extract and the crushed candy canes.

4. Transfer to the prepared baking dish and allow it to cool for about an hour.

5. Place the baking dish in the refrigerator and allow it to set for an additional 3-4 hours.

[] Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops

Makes 36

What you need:

1 bag large marshmallows

1 large bag mini candy canes

1 large block of chocolate

Crushed candy canes

What to do:

1. You can adjust this recipe to make whatever amount of servings you want!

2. Stick a mini candy cane into each large marshmallow.

3. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler.

4. Dip each marshmallow into the chocolate.

5. Roll each chocolate dipped marshmallow in the crushed candy canes.

6. Place on wax paper to dry.

[] Peppermint Bark

Servings: 12

What you need:

12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips

12-oz white chocolate chips

1 tsp peppermint extract

1/2 cup crushed peppermints

What to do:

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray.

2. Place the semi-sweet chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.

3. Pour the melted chocolate onto the prepared pan and spread into an even layer. Let cool.

4. Repeat step 2 with the white chocolate chips then stir in the peppermint extract.

5. Spread this mixture onto the cooled chocolate layer on the baking sheet.

6. Sprinkle the crushed peppermints onto the white chocolate layer and gently press the pieces in with a spatula.

7. Let cool then break into pieces before serving.

[] Peppermint Patties

Servings: 12

What you need:

1/4 cup butter, softened

1/3 cup corn syrup

4 cups powdered sugar

1-2 tsp peppermint extract

Green and red food coloring

12 cup sugar

What to do:

1. In a mixing bowl, combine the softened butter and the corn syrup.

2. Add the 2 cups of powdered sugar and peppermint extract and beat until fully combined.

3. Stir in another cup of powdered sugar.

4. Pour the mixture out onto a cutting board and sprinkle it with the last cup of powdered sugar.

5. Knead the mixture until smooth.

6. Divide the dough into 3 portions.

7. Color one portion with red food coloring and one with green food coloring. I made a well into each portion and filled the well with food coloring then folded and kneaded so it wasn’t as messy.

8. Shape the portions into 3/4 inch balls and roll the balls in the sugar.

9. Flatten the balls with a fork.

10. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours before serving or place in an airtight container.

[] Peppermint Sticks

Makes 16

What you need:

4 oz semisweet chocolate chips

1 tsp shortening

2/3 cup toasted pecans, chopped

16 3-inch soft peppermint sticks

What to do:

1. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the chocolate chips and shortening. Cook until melted.

2. Transfer the melted chocolate to a bowl.

3. Place the pecans in a shallow dish.

4. Dip each peppermint stick into the melted chocolate then coat with crushed pecans.

5. Place on wax paper and let cool.

[] Peppermint Rice Krispie Treats

Servings: 10-12

What you need:

10 1/2 oz bag of peppermint mini marshmallows

1/4 cup butter

5 cups rice krispie cereal

1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup white chocolate chips

1/2 tsp vegetable oil

1/8 tsp peppermint extract

3 medium sized candy canes, crushed

What to do:

1. Line a 9×13 pan with foil and spray with non-stick spray.

2. Melt the butter in a large bowl in the microwave.

3. Add the marshmallows to the bowl and stir well.

4. Heat at 30 seconds intervals until the marshmallows are melted and smooth. Stir between each interval.

5. Add the rice krispies to the bowl and stir to combine.

6. Press the mixture into the prepared pan.

7. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the white chocolate chips and 1/4 tsp vegetable oil. Heat in the microwave until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds.

8. Sprinkle the melted white chocolate over the rice krispie treats.

9. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1/4 tsp vegetable oil, and the peppermint extract. Microwave until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds.

10. Drizzle the chocolate over the rice krispies.

11. Sprinkle the crushed candy canes on top and let sit until the chocolate is set before cutting into squares and serving.

[] Peppermint Puppy Chow

Servings: 10-12

What you need:

6-7 cups chex cereal

2 cups white chocolate chips

1 tsp vegetable oil

1 3/4 cups crushed candy canes

Powdered sugar

What to do:

1. Place the cereal in a large bowl.

2. In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the white chocolate chips and vegetable oil at 30 seconds intervals until melted and smooth. Stir between each interval.

3. Pour the melted chocolate over the cereal and stir to coat well.

4. Pour the mixture into a large ziplock bag.

5. Place the crushed candy canes and about 2 cups of powdered sugar in the bag. Close the bag and shake well to coat. Add more powdered sugar if you want!

[] Peppermint Milkshake

Servings: 1-2

What you need:

3 large scoops of vanilla bean ice cream

1/2 tsp peppermint extract

3/4 cup milk

Whipped cream

1 candy cane, crushed

What to do:

1. In a blender, blend the ice cream, milk, and peppermint extract.

2. Top with whipped cream and crushed candy canes.

[] Peppermint Brownies

Servings: 8-10

What you need:

Your favorite boxed brownie mix plus ingredients the directions call for

1/2 cup green and red chocolate morsels

8 oz cream cheese

1/3 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup powdered sugar

12 peppermint Hershey’s Kisses, chopped

1/4 tsp peppermint extract

3 candy canes, crushed

Chocolate sauce

What to do:

1. Mix together your brownie mix according to box directions and stir in the 1/2 cup green and red chocolate morsels.

2. While the brownies are baking and cooling, beat the cream cheese and butter in a large bowl with a mixer until creamy and smooth.

3. Gradually add the powdered sugar and mix until smooth.

4. Mix in the peppermint extract.

5. Stir in the chopped Hershey’s Kisses.

6. Spread the frosting over the cooled brownies.

7. Sprinkle the crushed candy canes over the frosting.

8. Drizzle on the chocolate sauce.

9. Cut into squares and serve.

[] Peppermint Cookies

Makes 3 dozen

What you need:

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 cup butter, softened

1 tsp peppermint extract

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg

3 cups flour

3 candy canes, crushed

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup chopped peppermint Hershey’s Kisses

Sugar

36 peppermint Hershey’s Kisses

What to do:

1. Preheat you oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray.

3. In a large bowl, mix the powdered sugar, butter, vanilla extract, peppermint extract, and egg with an electric mixer until fluffy.

4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, crushed candy canes, baking powder, and salt.

5. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix until well blended.

6. Stir in the chopped Hershey’s Kisses.

7. Place about 1/4 cup – 1/2 cup of sugar in a small bowl.

8. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls and roll into the sugar.

9. Place the dough balls on the prepared baking sheets 1 inch apart.

10. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until set.

11. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes then press a Hershey’s Kiss in the center of each cookie.

[] White Chocolate Peppermint Oreos

Servings: 10-12

What you need:

1 pack of Oreo’s

6 oz white chocolate

Crushed candy canes

What to do:

1. Melt the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl at 30 second intervals until it is melted and smooth. Stir between each intervals.

2. Completely dip each Oreo into the melted chocolate. Allow the excess to drip off. Place on a sheet of wax paper or parchment paper.

3. Before the white chocolate dries, sprinkle the crushed candy canes on the cookies.

[] White Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Servings: 4

What you need:

2/3 cup heavy whipping cream

8 peppermints, crushed

4 cups milk

8 oz white chocolate, chopped

1/2 tsp peppermint extract

Crushed peppermints, for garnish

What to do:

1. In a medium bowl with a mixer, beat the heavy whipping cream and crushed peppermints until stiff peaks form. Cover and refrigerate.

2. In a large saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat.

3. Add the white chocolate to the milk and whisk until it is melted completely.

4. Stir in the peppermint extract.

5. Ladle the hot chocolate into mugs and top with the whipped cream mixture from the refrigerator.

6. Top the whipped cream with crushed peppermints and serve.

[] White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Makes 2 lbs

What you need:

1 1/2 tsp plus 1/4 cup butter, softened

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup sour cream

12 oz white chocolate baking squares, chopped

7 oz marshmallow cream

1/2 cup crushed peppermints

1/2 tsp peppermint extract

What to do:

1. Line a 9 inch square baking dish with foil. Grease the foil with 1 1/2 tsp of butter.

2. In a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, sour cream, and 1/4 cup butter. Stir until the sugar is dissolved then bring to a rapid boil. Stir until a candy thermometer reaches 234 degrees (about 5 minutes).

3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the white chocolate and marshmallow cream until they are melted.

4. Fold in the crushed peppermints and peppermint extract.

5. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.

6. Place the pan in your refrigerator for at least an hour or until firm.

7. Lift the fudge out of the pan and gently peel off the foil.

8. Cut into 1-inch squares.

[] Chocolate Chip Peppermint Milkshake

Servings: 2

What you need:

2 cups vanilla ice cream

1/2 cup milk

1 tsp peppermint extract

4 candy canes, crushed

1/4 cup chocolate chips

Whipped cream

Extra crushed candy canes

What to do:

1. Put the ice cream, milk, peppermint extract, and crushed candy canes in your blender and blend until smooth.

2. Add in the chocolate chips and pulse for a few seconds.

3. Pour into a cup or cups and top with whipped cream and the extra crushed candy canes.

[] Mocha Peppermint Frappe

Servings: 1-2

What you need:

1 1/2 cups strong brewed coffee, partially frozen

1/2 cup milk

2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp stevia (or to taste)

1/2 tsp peppermint extract

Whipped cream

Crushed peppermints

What to do:

1. In your blender, combine the coffee, milk, cocoa powder, stevia, and peppermint extract until smooth.

2. Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream and crushed peppermints.

[] Chocolate Peppermint Protein Shake

Servings: 1

What you need:

1 large banana, frozen

2-3 large ice cubes

1 cup milk

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

2 tbsp cocoa powder

Pinch of sea salt

1/4 tsp peppermint extract

1 tbsp dark chocolate chips

Whipped cream

What to do:

1. Place all of the ingredients except the whipped cream in your blender and blend until smooth.

2. Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream.

[] Peppermint Crunch Fudge

Servings: 20

What you need:

1 bag peppermint Hershey’s Kisses, unwrapped and chopped

1/2 cup Andes Peppermint Crunch bites

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup butter

1 bag white chocolate chips

7 oz marshmallow fluff

What to do:

1. Line a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper.

2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt together the sugar, heavy cream, salt, and butter. Bring it to a boil and cook for 5 minutes.

3. Place the white chocolate chips and marshmallow fluff in a large glass bowl.

4. Pour the boiling sugar mixture into the bowl with the chocolate chips and marshmallow fluff and mix with a mixer until smooth.

5. Fold in 3/4 of the chopped Kisses.

6. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.

7. Sprinkle the rest of the kisses and the Andes Bits on top of the fudge.

8. Refrigerate for a couple hours or until set.

9. Cut into squares and serve or store in an airtight container.

[] Oreo Peppermint Bark

Servings: 15

What you need:

10 mini candy canes, crushed

12 Oreos, chopped

1 cup chocolate chips

1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips

What to do:

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray.

2. Add the milk chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 second intervals until smooth and melted. Stir between every 30 second interval.

3. Pour the melted chocolate onto the prepared pan and spread it evenly.

4. Sprinkle the chopped Oreos on the warm chocolate and chill for 10 minutes.

5. Add the white chocolate to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 second intervals until smooth and melted. Stir between every interval.

6. Pour the melted white chocolate over the Oreos and spread evenly.

7. Sprinkle the chopped candy canes over the warm white chocolate.

8. Chill until completely set then break into pieces.

[] Peppermint Mocha

Servings: 1

What you need:

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

1/4 tsp peppermint extract

3 tbsp powdered cocoa

3 tbsp hot water

1/2 cup hot espresso or strong brewed coffee

1 1/2 cup steamed milk

Whipped cream

What to do:

1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the water and sugar. Bring to a boil and let the sugar dissolve. Reduce heat to a simmer and add the peppermint extract. Let simmer for 20 minutes.

2. Mix the cocoa and 3 tbsp of hot water in a mug until a paste forms.

3. Add the espresso and the sugar/water/peppermint mixture to the mug and stir well.

4. Add the milk, stir, and serve.

5. Top with whipped cream.

[] Peppermint Popcorn Bark

Servings: 18

What you need:

2 bags popped popcorn

6 oz of candy canes, crushed

1 package of white almond bark

1 tsp peppermint extract

What to do:

1. Place the popcorn in a very large bowl.

2. Pour the crushed candy canes on top of the popcorn.

3. Melt the almond bark according to the package instructions.

4. Add the peppermint extract to the melted almond bark and stir well.

5. Pour the melted almond bark over the popcorn and stir until the popcorn is coated.

6. Pour the coated popcorn onto wax paper and spread in an even layer.

7. Allow the popcorn to harden then break it into pieces.

[] Frozen Peppermint Pie

Servings: 16

What you need:

2 premade Oreo cookie pie crusts

8 oz whipped cream, thawed

1.5 quart container of peppermint ice cream

Crushed candy canes

8 Oreos, crushed

What to do:

1. Soften the ice cream until it can be easily mixed.

2. Mix the ice cream and whipped cream.

3. Spread the mixture into the two pie crusts.

4. Freeze for several hours then top with crushed candy canes and crushed Oreos.

[] Oreo Peppermint Cookies

Makes 36 cookies

What you need:

1 box white cake mix

1 stick butter, melted

1 egg

1/2 tsp peppermint extract

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

4 oz cream cheese, softened and cubed

1 cup crushed Oreos

1 cup Andes Peppermint Crunch pieces

1/2 cup chocolate chips

What to do:

1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, melted butter, egg, peppermint extract, and vanilla extract. Beat until a dough forms.

2. Add the cream cheese to the dough and mix until combined.

3. Stir in the peppermint crunch pieces and chocolate chips.

4. Stir in the crushed Oreos gently.

5. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.

6. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet or two with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray.

7. Roll the dough into balls and line them 1-inch apart on the prepared pans.

8. Bake for 9-10 minutes.

9. Remove the pans from the oven and let the cookies sit for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack or a sheet of wax paper to cool completely.

[] Chocolate Peppermint Patties

Makes 8 dozen

What you need:

1 lb powdered sugar

4 oz cream cheese, softened

1/2 tsp peppermint extract

6 oz chocolate chips

What to do:

1. In a large mixing bowl, whip the cream cheese with an electric mixer.

2. Gradually add the powdered sugar and mix on low until it is all incorporated.

3. Add in the peppermint extract and mix well.

4. Roll the dough into teaspoon sized balls and place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper.

5. Make a small well in the center of each ball.

6. Cover the baking pan(s) and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

7. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave at 30 second intervals until melted and smooth, stirring between every interval.

8. Fill a piping bag or a freezer bag with a tiny piece of one corner cut off with the melted chocolate.

9. Fill each peppermint well with chocolate and let cool before serving.

[] Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Servings: 15

What you need:

3/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp peppermint extract

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup cocoa

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup Andes Peppermint Crunch pieces

3/4 cup chopped Oreos

What to do:

1. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

2. Mix in the egg and vanilla extract.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, and baking powder until combined.

4. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter and sugar mixture and mix until combined well.

5. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.

6. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

7. Form the dough into 1-2 inch balls and place them on the baking sheet 1-inch apart.

8. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges look firm. The middle should still look soft.

9. Remove from the oven and cool for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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