Mint Chocolate Pie

Mint Chocolate Pie
My Mint Chocolate Pie recipe has gone retro! It may have started in Grandma’s kitchen and been inspired by the classic Grasshopper cocktail, but this no bake green dessert is even better because there’s a bit of green boo…

a slice of mint chocolate pie on a plate.

Mint Chocolate Pie

My Mint Chocolate Pie recipe has gone retro! It may have started in Grandma’s kitchen and been inspired by the classic Grasshopper cocktail, but this no bake green dessert is even better because there’s a bit of green booze folded into the mint-flavored filling! Mint Chocolate Pie Recipe Our easy Mint Chocolate Pie is a…

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Thin Mint Cheesecake

Thin Mint Cheesecake
I probably go through a dozen boxes of Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies every season, so making a Thin Mint Cheesecake was a no-brainer. We created a brownie base, minty cheesecake middle, chocolate ganache covering, dollops of Cool Wh…

one slice of Thin Mint Cheesecake with whipped topping and cookies.

Thin Mint Cheesecake

I probably go through a dozen boxes of Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies every season, so making a Thin Mint Cheesecake was a no-brainer. We created a brownie base, minty cheesecake middle, chocolate ganache covering, dollops of Cool Whip, with cookies and sprinkles on top. Girl Scout Thin Mints Cheesecake Our easy Thin Mint Cheesecake…

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Peppermint Mocha Marshmallow Cookies

I make a lot of cookies during the holiday season and have several favorites…brown butter salted caramel snickerdoodles, peanut butter blossoms, chocolate crinkle cookies, and chocolate kiss cookies…just to name a few. They are all FANTASTI…

I make a lot of cookies during the holiday season and have several favorites…brown butter salted caramel snickerdoodles, peanut butter blossoms, chocolate crinkle cookies, and chocolate kiss cookies…just to name a few. They are all FANTASTIC. But when I think of holiday cookies, my mind usually goes to chocolate and peppermint. You can’t beat that…

Candy Cane Cake Roll with Chocolate Peppermint Whipped Cream

Here’s a perfect addition to your Christmas table: a light and fluffy chiffon cake roll made with red and white striped batter, and filled with a spiral of chocolate peppermint whipped cream for a festive cake that’s dressed to impress. This peppermint roll cake looks and tastes like a giant candy cane (if candy canes […]

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Here’s a perfect addition to your Christmas table: a light and fluffy chiffon cake roll made with red and white striped batter, and filled with a spiral of chocolate peppermint whipped cream for a festive cake that’s dressed to impress.

This peppermint roll cake looks and tastes like a giant candy cane (if candy canes were soft and fluffy and filled with chocolate peppermint whipped cream). While patterned cake rolls can be challenging to bake, the work can be split up into a few days (making them a perfect make-ahead dessert!)

Plus, I’ve included lots of tips and tricks and how-to photos in this post to help you succeed in making this impressive looking dessert for your holiday celebration!

Red and white striped cake roll with one slice cut off to show a perfect spiral of chocolate peppermint whipped cream filling, with candy canes, red ornaments, and Christmas lights out of focus in the background.

A festive holiday cake roll is quickly becoming a household tradition around here. My own version of the yule log, if you will (this one not quite as obviously log-like as my chocolate chestnut cake roll which has a literal wood grain design baked right in).

I love Japanese-style cake rolls like this because they aren’t overly sweet (not to mention they’re just gosh darn cute). If you are the kind of person who finds most buttercream-frosted cakes far too sweet, chances are you’ll love this style of cake!

The cake itself is lightly sweetened and pillowy soft, with a hint of vanilla and peppermint in the cake itself, and then filled with a chocolate peppermint whipped cream filling with an ultra rich chocolate flavor while still remaining incredibly light (I think it tastes like a decadent peppermint hot chocolate that’s been whipped to a cloud-like fluff).

Red and white Peppermint cake roll with two slices cut off and laying down to show a perfect spiral of chocolate peppermint whipped cream filling, with candy canes, ornaments, and Christmas lights out of focus in the background.

Let’s talk about our feelings for a second. Excuse me, I meant fillings, not feelings, because let’s face it, that spiral of whipped chocolate goodness is really the star of the flavor train here, packed with chocolate and a lovely peppermint flavor courtesy of Amoretti’s Peppermint Extract.

For chocolate lovers, you’ll be chuffed to know that it’s not just a whipped cream with some cocoa powder added. No, I’ve used dark chocolate in addition to Dutch process cocoa powder, for a rich and chocolately cream filling that falls somewhere between a whipped ganache and a whipped cream in terms of texture (it’s denser and silkier than plain whipped cream, but lighter and airier than a mousse or whipped ganache).

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Peppermint Marshmallows

With just the right amount of refreshing peppermint flavor and a festive red swirl, these homemade peppermint marshmallows are the very best way to dress up your favorite hot chocolate this winter. I have been obsessed with marshmallows basically since I could chew. I’ve never been picky about them, either.  Whether it’s straight from the …

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With just the right amount of refreshing peppermint flavor and a festive red swirl, these homemade peppermint marshmallows are the very best way to dress up your favorite hot chocolate this winter.

Homemade peppermint marshmallows piled into a white bowl.

I have been obsessed with marshmallows basically since I could chew. I’ve never been picky about them, either. 

Whether it’s straight from the bag or as part of a s’more (or even better, giant s’mores cookies), you can count me in. I’ll even devour stale Peeps.

Yes, you heard me. I like my Peeps stale!

And I used to think that making homemade marshmallows would be really tricky and way too hard to bother with. But a few years back I finally gave it a try and discovered that they are actually WAY easier than I expected and they are absolutely, 100% worth it.

Once you try a homemade marshmallow, you will never go back to the bagged ones again.

This year, I’m making some of these adorable peppermint marshmallows to share with friends and family. And I think you should, too!

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Peppermint Bark

Homemade peppermint bark is a holiday favorite! This easy candy is made with just a handful of simple ingredients for a treat that will make everyone feel holly and jolly. If you’ve ever taken a stroll through Williams-Sonoma during the holiday season, you have probably been offered a sample of their famous peppermint bark. I …

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Homemade peppermint bark is a holiday favorite! This easy candy is made with just a handful of simple ingredients for a treat that will make everyone feel holly and jolly.

Pieces of peppermint bark stacked on a white plate.

If you’ve ever taken a stroll through Williams-Sonoma during the holiday season, you have probably been offered a sample of their famous peppermint bark.

I love the combination of peppermint and chocolate and am always happy to stuff my face with this divine holiday treat. And I’m always tempted to buy a cute container of the stuff, but the price stops me every time.

As I write this, a 1-pound tin of their peppermint bark costs a whopping $29.95. Yes, that’s right, almost $30!

I understand it’s a novelty gift and the adorable tin is part of the price, but I also know that I can make homemade peppermint bark for a fraction of the cost. 

Plus, this recipe actually makes 1 ½ pounds – that’s 50% more than you’d get in that $30 tin! 

What I’m saying is that this easy recipe is a must-try this season, ok?

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Homemade Peppermint Oreos

During the holiday months, I bake A LOT of cookies. One of my favorite holiday flavor combinations is chocolate and peppermint. I love making Andes Mint Cookies, Peppermint Bark Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies, and Oreo Whit…

During the holiday months, I bake A LOT of cookies. One of my favorite holiday flavor combinations is chocolate and peppermint. I love making Andes Mint Cookies, Peppermint Bark Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies, and Oreo White Chocolate Pudding Peppermint Cookies. These Homemade Peppermint Oreos are also a favorite. These cookies are inspired…