We don’t know about you, but when we think Christmas desserts, we think peppermint! That cool tingly flavor paired with chocolate, vanilla, or a million other things will get your taste buds singing Christmas carols. Taste test these 10 recipes from our Food Monster App and pick your favorite to bring to your next festive gathering!
1. Homemade Peppermint Patties
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These Homemade Peppermint Patties from Caroline Ginolfi are dairy-free, soy-free, and nut-free, so they’re perfect if you have allergies! The peppermint-kissed filling enrobed in rich, dark chocolate simply melts in your mouth.
2. Raw Thin Mints
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3. Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cups
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Rich, crunchy and sweet, these Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cups from Kat Condon are full of smooth, peppermint-infused coconut butter! The candy canes are optional, which means that this recipe could easily be enjoyed year round. However I think the candy canes add the perfect extra “oomph” to these cups.
4. Mint Matcha Latte
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Matcha lattes don’t get any healthier or easier than this Mint Matcha Latte from Caroline Doucet. Simply blend matcha with hot water, cashews, dates and peppermint extract for a minty, frothy drink. Enjoy this lightly caffeinated drink in the morning or in the afternoon for a healthy little energy boost.
5. Triple Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake
The holidays are upon us, and it’s time to start acting like it. This Triple Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake from Travis Piper is the most decadent, righteous chocolate creation, made all that much better with a healthy dose of peppermint–lots of minty extract and a whole load of candy canes. The triple chocolate comes from cocoa powder, dark chips, and ganache.
6. Frozen Chocolate Mousse Cups With Candy Cane Topping
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A rich, frozen treat perfect to get into the holiday spirit! These Frozen Chocolate Mousse Cups With Candy Cane Topping from Hannah Sunderani can be enjoyed fresh or frozen (if you can wait that long).
7. Dark Chocolate Andes Mint Fudge
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This rich, thick, and melt in your mouth Dark Chocolate Andes Mint Fudge from Sabrina Estafo is everything! A perfect combo of dark chocolate and mint come together to reenact a sinful favorite but in fudge form! The best thing about this delicious fudge is that it’s completely guilt-free, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, refined sugar-free, easy to make, no-bake, and clean-eating! It’s a sinless must-have, especially if you’re a mint fan!
8. Chocolate No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Cups
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Creamy dreamy spirals of velvety smooth vegan cheesecake goodness hugged by a thin, rich and perfectly crispy chocolate shell. Get in the holiday spirit with these little Chocolate No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Cups from Taylor Kiser!
9. Matcha Peppermint Chocolate
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This Matcha Peppermint Chocolate from Heidi Turunen is so delicious, but also very healthy because of the pure ingredients, essential oil and superfoods used. There’s not many combinations as perfect as peppermint and chocolate.
10. Peppermint Brownies With Ganache
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Rich, fudgy, and topped with a delicious chocolate peppermint ganache, these vegan Peppermint Brownies with Ganache from Kat Condon are also grain-free and gluten-free! And while the brownies themselves are rich and fudgy bites of bliss, hands down the show stopper of this recipe is the chocolate peppermint ganache. Truthfully you could use any brownie recipe you wanted, then just layer the ganache on top and sprinkle on some crushed candy canes.
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