14 Festive Chocolate Peppermint Recipes to Make Your Season Merry and Bright

Cyd Converse

Something about the flavor combination of chocolate and peppermint goes together like peanut butter and jelly. It's a timeless favorite for good reason!

From peppermint bark to bars, from truffles and Starbucks' famed peppermint mocha, it's no coincidence that peppermint and chocolate are always paired up.

In my world, nothing says the Christmas season has arrived quite like the baking and the sweets and treats appearing here, there and everywhere.

To make your season especially merry and bright, here are a bunch of our very favorite chocolate peppermint recipes worth making!

1. White Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe

This no-bake white chocolate peppermint cheesecake recipe is the best kind of Christmas dessert. It's made with a thick Oreo crust then filled with a velvety white chocolate cheesecake filling loaded with crushed peppermint bark. This dessert is absolutely perfect for your holiday parties. It’s the type of dessert you can prepare in advance, a day or two ahead of time should be no problem.

2. Peppermint Patty Cookies Recipe

These classic, chewy peppermint patty cookies are perhaps one of the best cookies you'll make all season long! These fudge cookies are made with a cake mix to make a yummy, decadent cookie dough that comes together in minutes. Top that off with a generous slather of peppermint buttercream and a dip in thin chocolate shell. The resulting cookie is basically perfection.

3. Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Recipe

Our chocolate peppermint fudge recipe is easy and delightful - it's one of those classic Christmas fudge recipes you'll find yourself making year after year. Think rich, decadent fudge topped with crushed peppermint candies and you'll have a sense of precisely how tasty this fudge recipe happens to be. One sweet bite tastes like Christmas itself!

4. Peppermint Chocolate Cookies Recipe

These simple, classic peppermint chocolate cookies are the quintessential winter cookie. Buttery, chewy chocolate cookies are studded with white chocolate peppermint chips. Think of your favorite chocolate chip cookie, but inside out with a chocolate cookie base and white chocolate chips infused with a delicate minty flavor. They’re perfect for your cookie platters or as a snow day treat!

5. Double Chocolate Peppermint Dip Recipe

Chocolate fanatics, raise your hands! (It's me. Hi. I'm the one raising my hand.) This double chocolate peppermint dip recipe is a perfect one for serving at holiday parties all season long. You've got white chocolate, milk chocolate, crushed peppermint all whipped into into a dip and served with miniature pretzels. The combination of sweet and salty is out of this world.

6. Peppermint Patty Brownie Bites Recipe

Since we've established that chocolate and mint can make anything better, put these peppermint patty brownie bites on your list of Christmas treats to make this year. Dark chocolate brownie bites are topped with peppermint patty filling and then dipped in chocolate shell making them perfect for snacking, cookie trays or packaging up to drop off for your neighbors.

7. Peppermint Truffles Recipe

I love a good truffle recipe anytime of year. They're generally really quick and easy to make, plus you can whip them up in nearly limitless flavor combinations. These chocolate coconut truffles are a simple Christmas cookie recipe, dipped in milk and white chocolate and sprinkled with crushed candy canes. Prepare to make a double batch! These ones will go fast.

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