Festive Candy Cane Recipes for the Holidays

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You cannot say that you’re in the holiday spirit unless you have donned your most spectacular Christmas sweater and eaten a candy cane. Candy canes are a quintessential part of the season. They’re everywhere. They’re decorating trees, given out at all occasions, and featured in some of our fave festive desserts. Candy canes are amazing on their own, but when they’re combined with other yummy treats, it’s next to impossible to resist. Forget the figgy pudding, we want these scrumptious desserts that feature candy canes as the star ingredient.

Chocolate Candy Cane Lollipops by What’s Gaby Cooking

These delicious treats are a bit of everything in one bite. When have you seen lollipops like this before? They’re packed with cream cheese frosting, candy canes, and semi-sweet chocolate. 

candy cane lollipops

You'll Need:
Betty Crocker Cream Cheese Frosting
Hershey's Holiday Candy Canes
Nestle Toll House Morsels


White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies by That Skinny Chick Can Bake

White chocolate and mint is a delicious combination that needs more attention in our opinion. These cookies show how scrumptious it can be thanks to the mix of candy canes, white chocolate chips, and hint of vanilla.

white chocolate candy cane cookies

You'll Need:
Trujoy Candy Canes
Ghiradelli Classic White Baking Chips


Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies by Tastes Better From Scratch

We’re never going to say no to a brownie, but it’s nigh impossible to resist these fudgy brownies with crunchy candy canes and peppermint flavor. Grab some unsweetened chocolate, eggs, and flour and get baking. 

peppermint candy cane brownies

You'll Need:

McCormick Pure Peppermint Extract
Hershey's Milk Chocolate Baking Chips
Bob's Red Mill Unbleached Flour


Candy Cane Oreo Truffles by Cakes Cottage

Mint Oreos are epic, but these candy cane Oreo truffles are out of this world. You can even use your fave Mint Oreos in them. Simply mix your fave cookies with cream cheese, chocolate chips, and candy canes.

candy cane oreo truffles

You'll Need:
Oreo Chocolate Mint Creme Sandwich Cookies
Philadelphia Cream Cheese


Peppermint Bark by Sally's Baking Addiction

Bark always impresses whether you're serving it at your holiday fete or you're giving it as a gift. The combo of white chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, candy canes, and peppermint extract will have people begging for seconds.

peppermint bark

You'll Need:
Ghiradelli Premium Baking Chips
Bob's Candy Canes

What are your favorite holiday candy cane recipes? Tell us in the comments below!