Holiday-Inspired Peppermint Recipes

‘Tis the season for peppermint-flavored everything
Holiday-Inspired Peppermint Recipes
Lisi Parsons/Worth Every Chew

Get in the holiday spirit with peppermint treats that everyone will love.

Whether it’s peppermint lattes keeping you awake through holiday shopping or peppermint-flavored cocktails at the office party, the holiday season means anything and everything will and should be flavored like a minty candy cane.

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Although the origin of minty candy canes and their relation to the holiday season isn’t clear, they’re a Christmas staple, which makes peppermint the perfect choice for this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme).

We put the Culinary Content Network to the test to come up with a few of their favorite comfort food recipes, and here are some of the highlights:

  • Lynn Huntley of Turnips 2 Tangerines brings us the perfect way to end a holiday meal; dip these peppermint biscotti into your after-dinner coffee.
  • Betsy from Desserts Required brings us super-rich peppermint brownies topped with chocolate peppermint ganache.
  • This week's winner comes from Lisi Parsons at Worth Every Chew. Whether you follow a paleo lifestyle or not, these better-for-you homemade peppermint patties made with coconut butter and cacao powder will satisfy your sweet tooth.

All of the recipes featured can be made at home for about $20 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.

Homemade Candy Canes

Homemade Candy Canes

(Credit: Carrie Vibert/Poet in the Pantry)

Candy canes are the essential Christmas treat and making them at home is a fun challenge to tackle when you have a few days off. If you haven’t gotten into the holiday spirit yet, here’s your chance. Click here to see the recipe.

Chocolate Mint Brownies

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Impress your guests this holiday season with these minty brownies. No one has to know you made them in the microwave. Click here to see the recipe.

Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.