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9 Now Ideas: Desserts with Crushed Peppermint Candies

Crushed peppermint candies can be added to almost any sweet treat. From ice cream and marshmallows to popcorn and cookies. Even those delicious desserts of the chocolate kind, mmmm chocolate mint! So for all you peppermint fans, this is the round up for you! We’re sharing 9 ideas for you to make NOW with crushed peppermint candies. Oh ya, the perfect time for all the holiday treats.

Crushed Peppermint Candies Ideas

Crushed Peppermint Candies Ideas

I’ve recently made a batch of crushed up peppermint candy canes to add to a few yummy holiday treats. Simply add candy canes or round peppermint wheels to a blender. On pulse, I used my blender to get it crushed up really fine. You can also simply add peppermint candies in a sealed plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin, that will do the trick too.

Mixing Crushed Candy Canes

Once you have your crushed peppermint, you’re ready for add this as a sprinkling to so many delicious desserts. Especially during the holidays, when candy canes are ever present. Here are a few perfect yummies that need an extra dose of peppermint.

9 Now Ideas: Crushed Peppermint Candies

1. Peppermint Whipped Cream by Make and Takes – such a fun way to add a little mint to your hot cocoa!

Homemade Peppermint Whipped Cream

2. White Chocolate and Peppermint Covered Popcorn by Skip to my Lou – take your popcorn to the next level with this treat!

Peppermint Popcorn

3. Homemade Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows by GoodLife Eats – marshmallows never tasted so good!

homemade marshmallows with Peppermint shavings

4. White and Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark by Tidy Mom – white chocolate and peppermint go hand in hand.


5. Peppermint Candy Cane Ice Cream via Lick My Spoon – make it a cold treat to add a little peppermint zip!


6. Peppermint Truffles from Ganache by Food for my Family – such a decadent dessert.

Peppermint Truffles

7. Homemade Peppermint Oreos by 30 Handmade Days. They also shares a great way to store your left over crushed peppermint candies in a handy sprinkles jar!

Peppermint Homemade Oreos

8. Peppermint Rice Krispies Treats via Cooking Classy – a classic dessert given a classy look!


9. Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies via Two Peas and Their Pod – up your cookie game with a sprinkling of crushed peppermint.


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  1. Hi I used to have a recipe for peppermint sauce to pour over vanilla ice cream. It is delicious. However, you need to use a certain candy cane to have it come out bright red as opposed to Pepto pink. Any chance you know the type of candy cane or have the recipe?

  2. found your site for fleece and then other things, love your site Please put me on your list for newsletters I also add crushed peppermint sticks into angel food cake mix.

  3. I used my brand new “Slap Chop”. I used small candy canes, though I think large ones would work well if using over a cutting board. Thanks for the idea!

  4. So I don’t need to spend $10 for a jar of Williams-Sonoma crushed peppermint snow? I can just do it with a rolling pin? GENIUS!

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