Are you still getting over Christmas? I sure am. Although I’ve put the Christmas tree and decorations away, there’s still one more thing lingering in my pantry – Candy Canes! I definitely need to get rid of them soon, and with Valentine’s Day coming up, they make quite the useful treat.
I’m a big fan of peppermint anything, and this is one of my favorites. My daughter loves it, too! It’s nice and cozy during winter time when you can cuddle up with this hot cup of peppermint hot chocolate! This recipe is non-dairy, but is exceptionally tasty.
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Can you imagine waking up to the smell of peppermint and having it on your pancakes? Learn how to make peppermint syrup that you can basically use for toppings!
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I’m not sure about you, but I can’t get over good old Rice Krispie Treats, especially when they’re peppermint! These are to die for, and can be easily packaged for Valentine’s Day treats! It only requires 5 ingredients to make, and takes little time!
Another one of my favorites is peppermint ice cream! I love mint chocolate chip ice cream already, so this just adds to my list. If you have an ice cream maker, this recipe comes in handy. If you don’t own one like me, you can go out and get regular vanilla ice cream, crush the candy canes and blend it together. It may turn out like a smoothie, but not entirely if you don’t add any liquids. It will churn well in the blender, and comes out super delicious.
Probably the most popular holiday treat. This peppermint bark recipe is not as complicated as it looks. All you really need for this treat is white chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, crushed candy canes, and peppermint extract. You just have to take your time with melting the chocolate as you don’t want it bursting everywhere.
For an easy treat on the go, cookies are the best. You can make a couple of dozens and wrap them up for V-day treats as well.
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It’s nice to round up recipes for leftover treats and use them again for future holiday festivities. Not only do these recipes compliment the winter holidays, but are also useful for Valentine’s Day Treats. If you can’t get enough peppermint, make them all year round!