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8 Ways to Get Your Peppermint Fix This Season

December is finally here, which means it’s time for peppermint everything! It’s clear that peppermint is to winter what pumpkin spice is to fall, and something about that classic minty flavor just makes everything feel more jolly.

If you’re looking to dive into the world of peppermint for the holidays, here are 8 recipes that can help you get in the spirit of the season.

1. Peppermint Kisses
These festive meringues are low in fat but high in flavor! The recipe makes three dozen, so they’re perfect for giving as gifts or in a cookie swap.

Add a few drops of peppermint extract to the meringue base for an even more pepperminty taste.

2. Copycat Peppermint Mocha
It just wouldn’t be the holidays without a peppermint mocha from Starbucks, right? With this easy recipe, you can recreate this famous drink in the comfort of your very own home!

For less caffeine, substitute your regular coffee for the espresso.

3. Frozen Peppermint Delight
If you like ice cream, you’ll love this frozen dessert.

Peppermint ice cream, whipped topping, and Oreo crust are a match made in heaven. Top with hot fudge sauce for a dessert that’s chilly, chocolatey, and tastes just like the holidays.

4. Peppermint Marshmallows
Any hot chocolate is better with marshmallows, and this DIY peppermint marshmallow recipe can help you make your own.

The beauty of making the marshmallows yourself is that you can make them any size or shape you want! These would make a lovely gift for family and friends if you wrap them up in pretty packaging.

5. Peppermint Pretzel Bark
This pretzel bark can be prepared using the microwave, making it’s a fun and easy treat to whip up with the kids. You only need 5 ingredients to make it, so you can throw this together in a pinch if you need a last-minute party treat.

6. Candy Cane Kiss Cookies
A Hershey’s kiss provides a hint of peppermint for a holiday treat that’s hard to resist.

If you’d prefer a milder peppermint flavor, these cookies are right for you. With a chocolate and a vanilla option to choose from, you can make the one you like best or do a batch of each for some variety.

7. Red Velvet Peppermint Cake
The marbled inside of this three-layer cake is a fun surprise when it’s cut open. Peppermint frosting and crushed candy canes on top make for a festive dessert that looks pretty on the table and tastes great, too!

8. Peppermint Fudge
Fudge is surprisingly simple to make on your own. This rich, minty recipe is the perfect snack to whip up for the holidays. Most of the work is done by the refrigerator, and while you do have to plan this treat out a few hours ahead for best results, it’s well worth the time it takes to set.

Whether you’re more into cookies or ice cream (or both!), you’re sure to find a peppermint treat that tickles your fancy. Enjoy them with family and friends for a new holiday tradition they won’t soon forget!