In this week’s SWAT, our food bloggers are cooking up sweets and treats featuring one of Christmas’ most iconic flavors.
Candy canes come in a variety of crazy flavors — like bacon (no thanks) — and are perfect for decorating and for Christmas crafts. But in the kitchen, we prefer to use and eat the original. Check out these 19 red and white peppermint treats to get you in the holiday mood!
2 Cookin' Mammas
The rich and chewy cookies are filled with mint chocolate chips and then dipped in chocolate. To finish, they are sprinkled with crunchy peppermint pieces. For the recipe, click here.
This is a great way to use up those broken candy canes… because there’s always one or two in the package that breaks in transit.
Dairy of a Mad Hausfrau
Chocolatey truffles are tossed in peppermint powder, making for a fun holiday treat. Read the post for a good recipe and a giggle or two. (Preview: “Would calling them Reindeer Poo Truffles make them classier?”) Click here for the recipe.
Popcorn is tossed with melted dark and white chocolate and crushed candy canes for a perfectly sweet treat ideal for holiday snacking and gifting. Click here for this recipe courtesy of A Mind “Full” Mom.
Moore Or Less Cooking
Light up your kitchen with holiday cheer complete with Mariah Carey singing in the background and these buttery shortbread cookies topped with candy canes. For this recipe, click here.
Platter Talk tells us, “This red velvet cake roll features a buttercream frosting infused with white chocolate and peppermint. It’s garnished with a crown of candy cane bits making this a festive holiday dessert that is fit for a king, a queen, or just about anyone lucky enough to make Santa’s nice list.” For the recipe, click here.
Oatmeal With A Fork
This peppermint bark is the healthy trifecta: It’s raw, vegan, and paleo. Combining the epic pairing of chocolate and peppermint, the bark is made with a soft brownie layer and layered with a crisp and creamy peppermint coating. For this recipe, click here.
Delightful Mom Food
Yep, you read right. This recipe only calls for seven ingredients and is whipped together in just two minutes. Check it out here.
With just four ingredients you are on your way to this super easy, yet super delicious fudge. “All you need to do is crush up your candy canes and throw everything else together in a bowl," writes Eva Bakes. "Microwave it until the chocolate chips melt, mix in some crushed candy canes and you're pretty much good to go.”