31 Candy Cane Desserts: Sweet Treats for the Holidays

Share with friends!

31 Candy Cane Desserts: Sweet Treats for the Holidays

Are you looking for a festive way to satisfy your sweet tooth this holiday season? Look no further than candy cane desserts! Whether you’re a fan of classic peppermint or prefer more unique flavors, there are plenty of delicious treats to choose from.

From candy cane bark to peppermint cheesecake, there are endless possibilities when it comes to incorporating candy canes into your desserts. Whether you’re baking for a holiday party or just want to indulge in something sweet at home, these desserts are sure to impress. 

So grab a box of candy canes and get ready to satisfy your cravings with these 30 candy cane dessert recipes.

Refrigerating Candy Cane Desserts

If you have leftover candy cane desserts that you want to keep fresh, refrigerating them is a good option. Here are some tips on how to refrigerate your candy cane desserts:

  • Store your candy cane desserts in an airtight container to prevent them from drying out or absorbing any odors from the fridge.
  • If you have a lot of candy cane desserts to store, consider using multiple containers to prevent them from getting squished or damaged.
  • Place your candy cane desserts in the fridge as soon as possible after they have cooled to room temperature.
  • Keep your candy cane desserts in the fridge for no more than 3-4 days to ensure that they stay fresh.
30 candy cane dessert recipes.

Freezing Candy Cane Desserts

If you want to store your candy cane desserts for a longer period of time, freezing them is a good option. Here are some tips on how to freeze your candy cane desserts:

  • Wrap your candy cane desserts tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent them from getting freezer burned or absorbing any odors from the freezer.
  • Place your wrapped candy cane desserts in an airtight container or freezer bag to prevent them from getting squished or damaged.
  • Label your container or bag with the date that you froze your candy cane desserts so that you can keep track of how long they have been in the freezer.
  • Keep your candy cane desserts in the freezer for up to 2-3 months for best results.

Remember, when it comes to storing candy cane desserts, it’s important to keep them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat sources. Follow these tips to ensure that your candy cane desserts stay fresh and delicious for as long as possible.

CANDY CANE PIE RECIPE

Photo: pieladybakes

This Candy Cane Pie is the perfect no-bake dessert for the holiday season! Not only is it full of peppermint flavor, but it’s also the perfect dessert to share with family and friends.

If you’re looking for the perfect pie to eat after Christmas dinner, look no further than this candy cane pie recipe!

The texture of the whipped cream paired with the flavor of the crushed candy canes and peppermint extract will have everyone asking for this great recipe.

Get the full recipe – Pie Lady Bakes 

  1. CANDY CANE BROWNIES RECIPE 

                              Photo: simplystacie

These easy fudgy brownies are made with crushed candy canes to create sweet peppermint flavors that are perfect with chewy brownies rich in chocolate! 

Enjoy these candy cane brownies when you have a craving for both minty and sweet. Making peppermint candy cane brownies is festive, fun, and so easy to make. 

Get the full recipe from Simply Stacie 

  1. CANDY CANE CHOCOLATE BARK 

                         Photo: itsnotcomplicatedrecipes

My festive Candy Cane Chocolate Bark is a great addition to your Christmas menu. You will have delicious homemade confectionery with so little effort. 

The Bark is so simple to make and contains just two ingredients. You simply melt some chocolate, break up some candy canes and sprinkle them on the melted chocolate. 

Get the full recipe from Its Not Complicated Recipes

  1. CANDY CANE CHEESECAKE RECIPE 

                                              Photo: annsentitledlife

Make a classic flavor of the holidays even better by preparing and serving this Candy Cane Cheesecake recipe for your friends and family! 

Topped off with chocolate drizzle and pieces of candy cane, this candy cane cheesecake has a picture-perfect presentation. It has a cool, minty taste paired with a creamy cheesecake base. 

Get the full recipe from Ann’s Entitled Life

  1. CANDY CANE BROWNIES 

                              Photo: amummytoo

With their peppermint chocolate flavor and the deep and rich tones contrasting with the bright, cheerful red and white candy canes, these really are perfect for Christmas. 

They’re chocolatey, fudgy and deliciously flavored with peppermint candy cane, scattered through the brownie and used to top of the dark chocolate ganache frosting.

Get the full recipe from A Mummy Too

  1. CANDY CANE HEARTS 

                                            Photo: keep-calm-and-eat-ice-cream

Get into the holiday spirit with these adorable chocolate candy cane hearts. With just three ingredients they’re a cute and easy no bake Christmas dessert.

These chocolate-filled candy canes are a delightfully whimsical addition to your Christmas menu. 

Get the full recipe from Keep Calm And Eat Ice Cream

  1. PEPPERMINT MOCHA DOUGHNUTS  

                                         Photo: thesimple-sweetlife

Looking for a treat that’s equal parts festive and easy? Then add these peppermint mocha doughnuts to your to-bake list! 

And if you’re new to baking doughnuts, be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom for my best tips and tricks.

Get the full recipe from The Simple Sweet Life

  1. CANDY CANE CRÈME BRÛLÉE  

                                 Photo: goglutenfreely

The custard is perfectly creamy, rich, and delicious. The creamy base has delicate vanilla and peppermint flavors and a festive swirl of red and white.

Then it’s topped with something more delicious than caramelized sugar. The crunchy topping is made of caramelized crushed candy canes. So good!

Get the full recipe from Go Gluten Freely

  1. EASY PEPPERMINT BARK RECIPE 

                                 Photo: theartoffoodandwine

This simple candy is simply white chocolate, layered on top of dark chocolate, then topped with chopped peppermint candies. 

The white chocolate is flavored with peppermint extract to give it an amazing minty flavor.

Get the full recipe from The Art Of Food And Wine

  1. PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE MACARONS (CHRISTMAS MACARONS) 

                               Photo: littlesunnykitchen

If you want to serve the most impressive holiday cookie, you need to make these delicious Christmas Macarons! 

These classic French Macarons are festively flavored with chocolate and peppermint. smooth tops, and perfect feet!

Get the full recipe from Little Sunny Kitchen

  1. FROSTED CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT COOKIES 

                                 Photo: ihearteating

Frosted chocolate peppermint cookies are soft, cake-like chocolate peppermint cookies. and the frosting is rich and creamy.

These cookies are topped with rich chocolate buttercream frosting and crushed peppermint candy.

Get the full recipe from I Heart Eating

  1. PEPPERMINT BARK CHEESECAKE 

                                    Photo:amummytoo

For candy cane lovers, this peppermint bark cheesecake is the perfect holiday dessert! 

A creamy white chocolate and candy cane filling sits on top of a crisp Oreo base – what’s not to love?

Get the full recipe from A Mummy Too

  1. PEPPERMINT HOT CHOCOLATE COOKIE CUPS RECIPE

                            Photo:thegunnysack

These cookies have a chocolate cookie cup, peppermint hot chocolate ganache, a candy cane handle, and sprinkles of crushed candy canes and mini marshmallows on top.

These Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups Recipes are almost too cute to eat!

Get the full recipe from The Gunny Sack

  1. FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT COOKIES

                                       Photo:hungryhobby

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies have a rich dark chocolate flavor, paired with sweet peppermint in the perfect chewy & a slightly crunchy texture! Gluten Free

Get the full recipe from Hungry Hobby

  1. PEPPERMINT CANDY CANE BARK

                                          Photo: amandascookin

This easy to make Peppermint Candy Cane Bark recipe is a sweet and refreshing candy treat that only takes minutes to prepare.

It’s perfect as a holiday stocking stuffer, great to give as a gift in jars and make for yourself as well!

Get the full recipe from Amanda’s Cookin

  1. CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT MINI BUNDT CAKES (EASY) 

                               Photo: acountrygirlslife

You’re going to love these EASY Chocolate Peppermint Mini Bundt Cakes! They’re simple, easy, delicious, and the perfect holiday treat.

If you want an individual dessert recipe that no one has to share, this mini peppermint bundt cake recipe is peppermint perfection!

Get the full recipe from A Country Girls Life

  1. PEPPERMINT SNOWMAN CUPCAKES  

                                       Photo: artsyfartsymama

Make your Christmas parties a magical winter wonderland with these Peppermint Snowman Cupcakes!

These Peppermint Snowman Cupcakes are easy to make, taste delicious, and topped with adorable snowman decorated cookies. 

Get the full recipe from Artsy Fartsy Mama

  1. CANDY CANE SNOWBALL COOKIES 

                           Photo: crayonsandcravings

Sweet buttered shortbread cookies, crunchy pecans, minty peppermint, and hints of vanilla combine to form an unforgettable festive masterpiece. 

These candy cane snowballs will undoubtedly be a crowd-pleaser at all of your holiday parties. A beloved holiday treat, these cookies are a must-try! 

Get the full recipe from Crayons And Cravings

  1. CANDY CANE CAKE MIX CHRISTMAS COOKIES 

                                 Photo: thekeeledeal

These candy cane cake mix cookies are quick and easy to make. They are the perfect recipe to make with kids.

These cookies can be made in one bowl and only have 4 different ingredients, cake mix, eggs, oil, and candy canes

Get the full recipe from The Keele Deal

  1. CANDY CANE SWEET ROLLS 

                                 Photo: sweetrecipeas

These Candy Cane Sweet Rolls are filled with candy cane infused pastry cream and chocolate chips all covered in a candy cane icing.

While not as sweet as candy corn, candy canes can be a little overpowering in their own way.

Get the full recipe from Sweet Recipeas

  1. CANDY CANE BROWNIES 

                                   Photo: lesswithlaur

Candy cane brownies are a delicious and festive treat that are perfect for any occasion, but especially during the holidays. 

They’re made with a fudgy brownie base and topped with a chocolate frosting and crushed candy canes. They’re also easy to make, even for beginners. 

Get the full recipe from Less With Laur

  1. CANDY CANE PIE 

                                  Photo: fantabulosity

 A no bake Christmas dessert that’s incredible during the holiday season, made of an Oreo crust, heavy cream, peppermint extract, vanilla extract, homemade whipped cream, crushed candy canes, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and food coloring!

This peppermint pie recipe only takes 15 minutes to make, then chill for 2 hours or even overnight.

Get the full recipe from Fantabulosity

  1. EASY PEPPERMINT BARK COOKIES 

                                  Photo: foodfolksandfun

These Peppermint Bark Cookies bring together everything you love about shortbread AND everything you love about peppermint bark in one bite!

These Peppermint Bark Cookies are super quick and easy to make, and they melt in your mouth.

Get the full recipe from Food Folks And Fun

  1. PEPPERMINT PIE – CANDY CANE PIE 

                                  Photo: easybudgetrecipes

This no-bake Peppermint Pie is festive and easy to make. Candy Cane Pie has a light and creamy texture that’s brimming with peppermint flavor! 

Peppermint is to Christmas what Pumpkin is to Thanksgiving. Our Peppermint Pie is a holiday must-have that should be at the top of your holiday wish list. 

Get the full recipe from Easy Budget Recipes

  1. CANDY CANE CHEESECAKE BITES

                         Photo: cookiedoughandovenmitt

Candy Cane Cheesecake Bites are fun, impressive, and very tasty, having a mini candy cane handle and a chocolate coating.

Inside these little Christmas Cheesecake Bites is a peppermint crunch cheesecake layer and a thick, buttery graham cracker crust

Get the full recipe from Cookie Dough And Oven Mitt

  1. EASY PEPPERMINT BARK

                            Photo: thesuburbansoapbox

Homemade Peppermint Bark is super easy to make.  Layers of minty white chocolate, dark chocolate and sprinkled with crushed candy canes is a festive gift you can make for all your friends on your list.

It’s smooth and peppermint-y, a refreshing departure from the usual tin of cookies that everyone is used to making.

Get the full recipe from The SubUrban Soapbox

  1. CANDY CANE HOT COCOA

                          Photo: onmykidsplate

Easy candy cane hot chocolate is creamy, cozy and full of peppermint flavor and made with real chocolate. Not only is it warm and gooey, it has a lot of flavor.

This homemade hot chocolate is perfect for Christmas and the holidays, try it for your next Christmas movie night!

Get the full recipe from On My Kids Plate

  1. PEPPERMINT BARK RECIPE

                          Photo: dinneratthezoo

classic peppermint bark is layers of white and dark chocolate topped with crushed candy canes. A holiday favorite that’s quick to make and perfect for parties and gift giving.

Sometimes you just need a quick and easy treat for the holidays, and this classic peppermint bark is my go-to recipe.

Get the full recipe from Dinner At The Zoo

  1. No Bake Peppermint Bark Cheesecake

                         Photo: thereciperebel

This No Bake Peppermint Bark Cheesecake is the perfect Christmas dessert. It’s rich, creamy, loaded with white chocolate, peppermint bark and topped with whipped cream and crushed candy canes.

It’s also seriously delicious, rich and creamy — with little bits of crunch from the chopped peppermint bark.

Get the full recipe from The Recipe Rebel

  1. WHITE CANDY CANE LAYERED CAKE RECIPE AND TIPS

                        Photo: ottawamommyclub

This holiday season is the time to go big and bold with your desserts. Nothing satisfies those sweet tooth cravings like a white candy cane layered cake. 

Three layers of peppermint cake smothered with a sensational whipped topping make this cake a treat to slice up and serve or keep for yourself.

Get the full recipe from Ottawa Mommy Club

  1. CANDY CANE DIP

                       Photo: princesspinkygirl

This simple, no-bake Candy Cane Dip is a fantastic Christmas appetizer or Christmas dessert dip that takes only 10 minutes to prepare and tastes like peppermint cheesecake.

A little sweet, a bit tangy, and a whole lot of fun to eat, this pretty pink mixture tastes like a mint-flavored bite of cheesecake but served as a spread or a dip.

Get the full recipe from Princess Pinky Girl 

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I incorporate candy canes into my holiday baking?

Candy canes can be crushed and added to a variety of baked goods, such as cookies, brownies, and cakes. You can also melt them down and drizzle the melted candy over desserts like cheesecake or ice cream.

What are some creative dessert ideas using candy canes?

There are many creative ways to use candy canes in your holiday desserts. You can make candy cane hot chocolate, candy cane fudge, candy cane truffles, or even candy cane ice cream.

What are some ways to use leftover candy canes?

Leftover candy canes can be crushed and used as a topping for ice cream or hot chocolate. You can also melt them down and use the melted candy as a dip for fruit or pretzels.

How do I crush candy canes for baking?

To crush candy canes, place them in a plastic bag and use a rolling pin or meat mallet to crush them into small pieces. You can also use a food processor, but be careful not to over-process them into a powder.

What are some non-dessert uses for candy canes?

Candy canes can be used to decorate your holiday table or as a festive garnish for cocktails. You can also crush them and use them as a scrub for your hands or feet.

You now have 30 candy cane dessert recipes to choose from for your holiday meal. Each casserole offers a unique flavor and texture, making it difficult to choose just one.

When preparing your candy cane dessert recipes, consider making one or two of these recipes to add some variety to your menu. 

Remember to always follow the recipe instructions carefully and make any necessary adjustments to suit your tastes. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different ingredients and flavors to make these desserts your own.

We hope you enjoy these candy cane dessert recipes and have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends.

A collage of candy cane desserts with the text 30 candy cane dessertst.

We all love EASY right?

These recipes will put a smile on everyone's faces!

Just click that big button to get our latest content by email.

We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit

Share with friends!

Judy Kahansky is an experienced writer and baker, creating delicious desserts (including pie!) for over 40 years. She loves to take classic and vintage recipes and update them to fit the busy lives of her readers. When not baking, Judy and her husband Mark are passionate golfers, travelers and dog lovers, spending as much time as they can with their sweet pup Millie.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *