20 Delicious Peppermint Dessert Recipes

I hope that you had a great Thanksgiving day yesterday and if you are reading this and not shopping I have a confession to make...

But first I want to tell you that this has been the quietest Thanksgiving holiday ever in our household. We are celebrating later today because my older daughter who lives here had to work yesterday and our younger girlie is with her fiance visiting family in California. It's eery and quiet, especially considering how I used to host huge family dinners with extended family and friends. We've also been dealing daily with the downslide of my father-in-law who is in hospice care and had yet another stroke. It's been almost 3 years now since we brought him here to Miami to care for him and we are just amazed that he's still hanging in there. We have learned so much from this journey and I'll write about it in more depth soon and what I've learning about dealing with dimentia.

But today we are thankful...and I'm off to cook our meal for this day. And that confession...

On weeks like these I am taking a few cooking shortcuts. Yes, I'll be roasting our turkey dinner today and making my "famous" (as in...within the family:-) dressing. I used to watch my dad prepare the turkey and make the dressing/stuffing as a kid growing up and I think that he taught me to be an instinctual chef. My shortcut for our meal today is this beautiful CHEESCAKE WITH BROWNIE TOPPING. Doesn't it look too good to eat? The CHEESCAKE with GANACHE and the chunks of BROWNIE and the PEPPERMINT CHIPS. I can't wait and may eat dessert first! 

I'm not gonna lie...it's straight from the baker's case at WHOLE FOODS and all that I did was to customize it with PEPPERMINT that my family loves. So for those seeking some recipe inspiration for the remainder of the season, I have gathered up some "real" recipes for you today!


  1. Peppermint Marshmallows from abeautifulmess.com
  2. Iced Chocolate Peppermint Cookies from bakingamoment.com
  3. Peppermint Bark Recipe from browneyedbaker.com
  4. Peppermint Brownies from sweetcsdesigns.com
  5. No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake from cincyshopper.com
  6. Peppermint Crunch Sugar Cookie Bars from lecremedelacrumb.com
  7. Peppermint Kiss Thumbprint Cookies from lecremedelacrumb.com
  8. Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Cookies from twopeasandtheirpod.com
  9. Peppermint Crunch Oreo Truffles from insidebrucrewlife.com
  10. Peppermint Shortbread Cookies from momontimeout.com
  11. Oreo Peppermint Bark Fudge from crazyforcrust.com
  12. Candy Cane Kiss Cookies Recipe from hotbeautyhealth.com
  13. Peppermint Mocha Brownies from kleinworthco.com
  14. Candy Cane Brownies from cakeandwhisky.com
  15. Brownies With Peppermint Bark from verascooking.com
  16. Peppermint Mocha Cookies from bakingbeauty.net
  17. No-bake Double Chocolate Cheesecake Pie With Peppermint Whipped Cream from snixykitchen.com
  18. Chocolate Candy Cane Bundt Cake from crumbkitchen.com
  19. Peppermint Mocha Cheesecake Bars from spicedblog.com
  20. Candy Cane Brownies from serenaskitchen.com
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