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Sweet Finds: Peppermint Recipes

December 21, 2011, 08:45 am  Posted by Lark
 

Holiday treats—oh la la! Now is one of the best times of year for sweets, hands down. People make delicious, beautiful, over-the-top, meant-to-be-shared confections all season long, and I whole-heartedly support it. Seriously: nice job, oh ye dessert-makers. Standing ovation.

 

From hot cocoa to cookies, and hot toddies to eggnog, the winter holidays are designed to put a perpetual smile on our faces. One mainstay flavor shines especially brightly during this time of year: peppermint—that cool, refreshing taste synonymous with candy canes, soothing tea, and those cute little after-dinner pinwheels of red and white.

 

As I went on a hunt for peppermint-y sweets, I realized just how versatile this flavor can be! I also realized a universal truth: peppermint and chocolate belong together. They’re like Sonny and Cher, PB and J, Bert and Ernie, Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley—they complete each other. This is why you’ll notice a fair amount of chocolate and mint business happening in the links that follow—the food visionaries behind the recipes know their stuff, and they elevate peppermint to gorgeous, clever, decadent heights.

 

In celebration of the holidays and in praise of peppermint, here are some links to recipes that just might have you racing to the kitchen for some treat-making adventures of your own.

 

And for those of us who really embrace this time of year as a benchmark of deliciousness? Rock on, holiday sweet tooth, rock on.

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate :: from two tarts

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Three-Layer Peppermint Bark :: from Orangette

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Chocolate Peppermint Roll with Chocolate Ganache :: from Joy the Baker

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Homemade Peppermint Patties :: from Krissy’s Creations

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Fudgy York Peppermint Patty Brownies :: from sweet anna’s

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Peppermint Bark Smookies :: from What’s Gaby Cooking

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Peppermint Stick Torte with Hot Fudge Sauce :: from The Galley Gourmet

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Peppermint Rice Krispies Treats Snowballs :: from She Wears Many Hats

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Peppermint simple syrup for Peppermint Mochas :: from Cook Like a Champion

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(and because you have to love teeny tiny mustaches)

Mustachioed Marshmallow Snowmen :: from the decorated cookie

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