Peppermint Extract and Oil Recipes

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Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

Intense chocolate cupcakes with a hint of peppermint and coffee. I like them frosted with a simple whipped cream (consisting of heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla), but they'd be delicious with a white chocolate or vanilla buttercream as well!

Easy Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

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This is a GREAT mint chocolate chip ice cream that I discovered by accident. The 2% milk makes the ice cream taste 'lighter' I think.

Shamrock Shakes

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This has become a St. Patrick's Day tradition in our house. The kids love it, and so do I.

Peppermint Patties

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I have made these every year as one of many Christmas treats. My family really loves them, it wouldn't be Christmas without them! When you dip, tap the fork on the edge of the pan to shake off excess. Slide the patty onto waxed paper -- you can use the fork to make a little swirl on the top to make it pretty.

Old Fashioned Hard Candy

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Home made hard candy is a great gift idea! Use different colors and flavorings to match the season.

Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies

An easy-to-make chocolate cookie base features the flavorful addition of peppermint bark and pecans. You can use homemade or store-bought bark, with any chocolate you prefer.

Old-Fashioned Homemade Hard Candy

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This is an old recipe from my childhood. Many people have memories of cutting this candy with their mother's and grandmothers. I have passed it on and am now posting here for all to share in this classic Christmas tradition!

Cream Cheese Mints

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These seem to be everyone's favorite holiday candy recipe. Could be the melt in your mouth texture, or perhaps the sweet peppermint taste. Could also be the fact that this is the easiest candy recipe around! If stored in airtight container, these can be frozen for a couple months. These can also be made into pretty shapes by rolling in granulated sugar, pressing into candy molds, and dropping them out.

Thin Mint Cookies

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If you love chocolate and mint you are sure to love this homemade version of the Girl Scout Cookies.

Yukon Cornelius Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake

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Yukon Cornelius is my favorite, and an all-time classic, character from "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." Did you know that when he would throw his pick axe into the ice and taste the end of it, that he was actually looking for peppermint to mine? As such, I created this cupcake cake in his image with dark chocolate cupcakes filled with a peppermint-white chocolate ganache, and topped with peppermint buttercream. This is a fun and showstopping dessert--perfect for a "Rudolph" watch party! If not serving immediately, store in the fridge no longer than 1 to 2 days before serving.

5-Ingredient Peppermint Bark

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This layered peppermint bark is a delectable blend of semisweet chocolate, white chocolate, and peppermint. Semisweet, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate can be used.

Luck o' the Irish Brownie

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This decadent dessert is perfect for a St. Patrick's day celebration full of green!

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Peppermint Bark

"There's nothing easier to make then this and it's delicious!" – CSWALSH

Peppermint Schnapps Liqueur

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An easy recipe for homemade peppermint liqueur. It goes great with hot chocolate!