If you love candy canes, there are plenty of other desserts you'd love that have peppermint inside. You don't have to run to the store to buy them, because you can make them yourself. Then you can impress everyone at your holiday parties. Here are a few delicious desserts with peppermint inside that you should bake today:
1. Peppermint Bark
You're going to start by melting some chocolate. After you're finished, you should add some peppermint oil into the mixture. Then you can pour your chocolate onto a pan filled with parchment paper. Let the chocolate harden in the fridge while you melt white chocolate that's meant to be smoothed on top of the other chocolate. Then you can top it all with crushed pieces of candy canes.
2. Peppermint Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Everybody loves to bake cookies for Christmas. Instead of creating the traditional kind, you should make some containing peppermint. You should start by unwrapping twelve little peppermint candies (like the ones you'd receive at a restaurant). Then you should create the cookies. Once they're finished, add a glaze, and sprinkle them with the crushed up peppermints.
3. Peppermint Hot Cocoa
You can do more than eat peppermint. You can also drink it! Skip to 4:50 to find out how to make peppermint hot cocoa. All you'll need is powdered milk, sugar, cocoa powder, and crushed candy canes.
4. Peppermint Brownie Truffles
You're going to start by making a batch of brownies by following the instructions on the box. Once you do that, grab an ice cream scoop to grab pieces of the brownie. Then you should roll the pieces into balls and place them in a pan. Leave it in the freezer for a little while, and then crush up a few candy canes. Next you need to melt some chocolate. Then you can dip the chocolate balls into the melted chocolate and then top it with the candy cane pieces.
5. Chocolate Peppermint Shortbread
For the base of this dessert, you'll need all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, unsalted butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract. For the peppermint topping, you'll need white chocolate, unsalted butter, warm water, icing sugar, and crushed candy canes. Once you have all of those ingredients together, you can get to work!
6. Peppermint Toffee Squares
For this recipe, you'll need to lay out a few graham crackers on a pan. Then you're going to pour the toffee caramel mixture over the graham crackers. After that, bake it all for 8 minutes. Finally, you can put some peppermint bark on top of the whole dessert.
7. Peppermint Shot Glasses
If you're of legal age, the holiday parties you attend will probably include alcohol. To make your drinks feel more festive, you can create peppermint shot glasses. You'll have to cook them in the oven, just like you'd do with an actual dessert. All you need is a few small peppermint candies and a few shot glasses to use as molds. When you're all done drinking from these adorable shot glasses, you can eat them! You'll be the hit of the party!
These desserts aren't that difficult to make, but your guests won't know that! They'll think you spend hours in the kitchen. What other desserts have you made that included peppermint?