Candy Cane Desserts

Those classic striped candy canes, the ones you can’t seem to resist during the holidays, are not just for munching on. They can also be used in all sorts of yummy recipes, from cookies and cakes to cocoa.

This collection features a bunch of recipes that use candy canes as the main ingredient, adding a festive twist to old favorites and creating new ones that will make your taste buds dance with joy.

candy canes in a cup promoting 15 candy cane desserts

So get ready to dive into the sweet and minty flavors of the season with these candy cane cravings!

Candy Cane Fudge

white chocolate fudge with crushed candy cane on top
Photo Credit: Cook Clean Repeat

Make a batch of candy cane fudge to share with your friends and family. This recipe is so easy to recreate at home for a seasonal sweet that is creamy and refreshing with a yummy candy cane crunch.

Get the recipe: Candy cane fudge.

Weight Watchers Peppermint Treats

rice krispy balls with peppermint candies
Photo Credit: Midlife Healthy Living.

These easy treats come together in just a few minutes and make a yummy and healthier option. They are made with cereal and peppermint candies for a crispy and refreshing treat that is weight watchers friendly.

Get the recipe: WW Peppermint treats.

Candy Cane Hearts

candy canes with white chocolate bark inside
Photo Credit: Keep Calm and Eat Ice Cream.

Thi candy recipe is so easy, and the results are absolutely adorable. Make these with the kids and share them with everyone. They have the perfect blend of peppermint and white chocolate and only require three ingredients and a few moments to make.

Get the recipe: Candy cane hearts.

Peppermint Brownie Cheesecake

Cheesecake with peppermint on top and chocolate crust
Photo Credit: Live to Sweet.

This desert has it all; peppermint candy, creamy cheesecake and yummy brownies! You are sure to love this for a cool and rich after dinner treat with the perfect seasonal flavors.

Get the recipe: Peppermint brownie cheesecake.

Candy Cane Sweet Rolls

sweet rolls with melted white chocolate and crushed candy canes
Photo Credit: Sweet Recipeas

Bring the seasonal flavor of candy canes to your morning with this fluffy sweet roll recipe. These are so good with a cup of cocoa for a special holiday breakfast.

Get the recipe: Candy cane sweet rolls.

Grinch Crumbl Cookies

Large sugar cookies with grinch decorations.
Photo Credit: xoxo Bella.

Save some cash and make these crumbl style cookies at home. They bring a distinct Grinch vibe to snack time, and have a kiss of candy cane in the frosting.

Get the recipe: Grinch crumbl cookies.

Peppermint Mocha Cookies

chocolate cluster cookies with crushed peppermint
Photo Credit: Life’s Currents.

No bake cookies are always a good idea. This recipe gives them a seasonal spin with candy canes and mocha! Make them for a cookie exchange, a last minute sweet to share, or leave a few out for Santa. 

Get the recipe: Peppermint mocha cookies.

Chocolate Covered Ritz Cookies

Ritz cookies with melted dark chocolate and white chocolate and crushed peppermint candies
Photo Credit: Juggling Act Mama.

These chocolate covered ritz cookies are so easy. Just dip a cracker in chocolate, and crush a candy cane and sprinkle it over top. These are great for people who don’t like to bake, but still want a seasonal snack.

Get the recipe: Chocolate covered ritz cookies.

Peppermint Bark Crumbl Cookies

Cookie with melted white chocolate and crushed peppermint candies
Photo Credit: Crazy for Couponing.

These chocolate cookies are so good! Add fluffy, creamy frosting and crushed candy canes for a knock off that tastes like crumbl, but is completely homemade. 

Get the recipe: Peppermint bark crumbl cookies.

Crushed Candy Cane Oatmeal Cookies

oatmeal cookies with crushed candy cane
Photo Credit: Sustain My Cooking Habit.

Oatmeal cookies are always tasty, but this recipe adds candy canes to the mix for a minty kiss that no one can resist. These are easy, delicious and pair well with cocoa, coffee or a glass of cold milk.

Get the recipe: Crushed candy cane oatmeal cookies.

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookies

chocolate cookie with peppermint candy
Photo Credit: Life’s Currents.

Give your sugar cookies a seasonal spin by adding chocolate and candy canes into the mix. This recipe is so deliciously refreshing that no one will turn a chocolate peppermint sugar cookie down this holiday season.

Get the recipe: Chocolate peppermint sugar cookies.

Chocolate Peppermint Pops

Chocolate and candy cane in lollipop form.
Photo Credit: Mama Likes to Cook.

You can snack on these pops, or pop them into a cup of cocoa for added chocolate and peppermint flavor. They also would be a great homemade gift idea to share.

Get the recipe: Chocolate peppermint pops.

Peppermint Bark Cheesecake

cheesecake with crushed peppermint candies
Photo Credit: Sugar Spun Run.

This peppermint bark cheesecake starts with an oreo crust, and piles loads of luscious creamy cheesecake filling. Top it with a layer of peppermint and chocolate for a dessert so good, it is dreamy!

Get the recipe: Peppermint bark cheesecake.

Peppermint Brownies

Brownies with crushed peppermint candy on top
Photo Credit: Dinner at the Zoo.

Rich and delicious brownies get a yummy holiday twist with this recipe. Add cream cheese frosting and plenty of candy cane sprinkles for a treat worth sharing with everyone on Christmas eve.

Get the recipe: Peppermint brownies

No Bake Peppermint Cookies

Cookies with melted chocolate and crushed peppermint candies
Photo Credit: Midlife Healthy Living

Use essential oils to make these no bake treats. They have chocolate, a yummy crunch and just the right amount of peppermint. If you have broken candy canes, crumble them over top for added crunch and flavor.

Get the recipe: No bake peppermint cookies.

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