Irresistible Candy Cane Recipes

Cocoa Tassies with Peppermint Frosting
Nothing says Christmas like candy canes -- and the addition of the sweet treats gives recipes a holiday makeover. With candy canes in cakes, cookies, cheesecake, and even vodka, every sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied this holiday season.

Peppermint Dream Cake

This gorgeous cake will be a showstopper at any holiday party. Topped with delicious crushed candy canes, the red and white cake layers also mimic a candy cane's signature stripes.

Candy Cane Bark

Taking the classic combo of mint and chocolate to the next level, this Christmas candy uses crushed candy canes for its fresh peppermint flavor. Swirling together milk chocolate and white chocolate makes this recipe even more stunning.

Candied Candy Canes

Desserts don't get much easier than these dressed-up candy canes. Just dip a candy cane in melted white chocolate, then add your favorite holiday sprinkles. These fancy candy canes look festive displayed in a candy jar, and they make perfect holiday gifts. 

Chocolate-Peppermint Mousse Pie

Who can resist a slice of chocolate pie? Full of airy chocolate mousse and topped with crushed candy canes, this mouthwatering pie will be the first dessert to disappear at this year's Christmas party.

Framed Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

Ready to do a little decorating? Mini candy canes -- surrounded by red sprinkles and white icing borders -- serve as the centerpieces of these delicious sugar cookies. The cookies definitely stand out on any holiday cookie plate!

No cane, no gain. Candy canes add spark and flavor to these five totally sweet recipes.

5 Candy Cane Creations

Candy cane cosmo, anyone? With these five delicious candy cane hacks, you'll enjoy peppermint treats all season long -- even in your morning coffee!

Wheels of Candy Canes

Containing molasses, ginger, and cinnamon, these cookies are full of your favorite holiday flavors. Filling the cutouts with crushed candy canes before baking adds a burst of peppermint and creates a beautiful swirled decorations.

Candy Cane Trifles

There's nothing better than chocolate brownies and vanilla ice cream -- except these trifles, which add candy canes to the classic combo. These pretty layered desserts provide the perfect ending to any Christmas meal.

Chocolate-Mint Divinity

Chocolate lovers, this one's for you! Milk chocolate bars form the base of this yummy dessert, made even sweeter with peppermint extract and more chocolate. Top the divinity with crushed candy canes for a minty garnish.

Insane Candy Cane Cocoa

Hot chocolate is the best drink to warm you on a cold winter day -- add a dash of peppermint and it offers a holiday treat. Use a small candy cane as a stirrer and the cocoa gets even sweeter as the candy cane dissolves.

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Hanging Stocking Sugar Cookies

It's official: These are the cutest sugar cookies ever! A mini candy cane attached to the back allows you to hang each cookie on the side of a warm mug of cocoa or a chilly glass of milk.

Candy Cane Thumbprints

Thumbprint cookies are a holiday classic, and sweet peppermint filling piped in the centers makes them even better. Crushed candy canes garnish the tops of these standout cookies. 

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White Chocolate and Candy Cane Cheesecake

Who doesn't love a decadent slice of cheesecake? This version combines white chocolate and peppermint extract for holiday-inspired flavor. Sprinkle crushed candy canes on top to make this yummy dessert even more festive.

Peppermint Blondies

These are no ordinary blondies! These bars are covered with a layer of mini chocolate chips, followed by a layer of white-chocolate-and-peppermint frosting. Crushed candy canes sprinkled on top make this dessert extra sweet.

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Hot Chocolate Mix

This hot cocoa mix creates a wonderful holiday food gift! Be sure to include candy canes as the top layer for the perfect minty mix-in.

Candy Cane Cookie Sleds

Group these adorable candy cane sleighs in a clever centerpiece for a holiday dinner. Ready in just 10 minutes, the cookies go together quickly and make a good project for the kids.

White Chocolate Candy Cane Drops

These soft cookies will be the stars of any cookie swap or Christmas cookie platter. For an unusual twist, use chocolate-filled candy canes alongside the white chocolate chunks in these easy cookies.

Peppermint-Fudge Brownie Bites

Refrigerated cookie dough drastically cuts the time needed to create these candy cane treats. Marshmallows, melted chocolate, and crushed candy canes form the perfect sweet topping for the easy Christmas bar cookies.

Cocoa Tassies with Peppermint Frosting

These cute chocolaty cups are filled with an airy peppermint frosting made with marshmallow creme. Sprinkling crushed candies on top makes these mini desserts party-ready.

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