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10 Cool and Refreshing Peppermint Treats Bursting with Holiday Cheer

1. Iced Chocolate Peppermint Cookies: Made with half regular cocoa powder, half black (dutched) cocoa and teaspoon of peppermint extract, these beauties are definite winners for any neighborhood cookie swap. Get the recipe at Baking a Moment.

2. Peppermint Bark: What the heck is bark, anyway? Well, it's melted white and semi-sweet chocolate that melted and layered on top of each other and cooled. To add the holiday flair, add crushed candy canes on top. Get the recipe at Sally's Baking Addiction.

3. Candy Cane S'mores: Sure, it's fun to make s'mores with a campfire, buy you can also make them in batches in the oven. Get the recipe at Roxana Home Baking.

4. Chocolate Dipped Graham Crackers: Simply melt chocolate chips in the microwave and then dip graham crackers in them. Then sprinkle crushed candy canes on top. Get the recipe at Recipe Boy.

5. No-Bake Marshmallow Peppermint Cheesecake: With an Oreo crust and marshmallow cheesecake, this peppermint-topped dessert will be a holiday showstopper. Get the recipe at The Hopeless Housewife.

6. Candy Cane Macarons: This dessert is great for your gluten-free kids because it uses almonds and powdered sugar as the base. Get the recipe at Annie Eats.

7. Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops: This simple treat is sure to please all of the kids in your family. Simply dip a marshmallow into melted chocolate then roll it in crushed candy canes. Then top it off with a candy cane pushed through the top of the marshmallow. Get the recipe at Liv Life Too.

8. Peppermint Popcorn Bark: Peppermint and popcorn! This recipe can't go wrong. Melt a package of almond bark, mix in some peppermint extract and drizzle it over your popcorn. Stir until coated. Get the recipe at Plain Chicken.

9. Candy Cane Meringue Cookies: These delightful meringue cookies are adorable. The secret to the red-and-white sweetness is to paint stripes of red food gel coloring inside a pastry bag. Get the recipe by Jenn Hoover at The Welcoming House.

10. Peppermint Oreo Milkshake: Blend together ice cream, milk, Oreos and a candy cane. Then top it off with whipped cream. What you get is heaven in a cup. Get the recipe at Belle of the Kitchen.

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