Peppermint is arguably one of the best holiday flavors (sorry, pumpkin spice). While other seasonal flavors have been popular over the years, peppermint undoubtedly is the most loved. Here are 21 peppermint dessert recipes to keep you full of peppermint well into January. Whether you're in the mood for a no-bake treat or have extra time on your hands to make something really show stopping, these desserts are great for holiday parties and solo snacking alike. 

1. Peppermint Bark Popcorn 

chocolate, cream, sweet, candy, goody, popcorn, cake
Hannah Skiest

This peppermint bark popcorn recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and salty. To keep it fresher for longer, freeze it in a sealed bag until you're ready to enjoy it (just be careful to let it thaw a bit so the candy canes don't break your teeth!). 

2. Peppermint Oreo Cupcakes

cream, cupcake, chocolate, sprinkles, cake, candy, buttercream
Morgan Willie

The Oreo on the bottom of these peppermint cupcakes makes for a sweet surprise. 

3. DIY Starbucks Peppermint Mocha

coffee, cappuccino, espresso, milk, chocolate, cream, mocha
Lexi Kelson

Skip the line and enjoy Starbucks' famous Christmas drink from the comfort of your living room. This peppermint mocha recipe is made in a slow cooker, and is perfect for parties. 

4. Low-Carb Peppermint Mocha

coffee, cappuccino, chocolate, milk, cream, espresso, hot chocolate, mocha
Shelby Cohron

Don't worry, you can still enjoy the flavors of Christmas even when you're eating healthier. This low-carb peppermint mocha recipe tastes like the real thing, minus all the sugar. 

5. Vegan + Gluten-Free Peppermint Patties

chocolate, candy
Jessie Durand

This peppermint patty recipe is great because it lets everyone enjoy peppermint goodness, regardless of dietary restrictions.

6. Peppermint Schnapps

milk, ice, juice, sweet, cream
Maddie Cleeff

Feel like the ~fancy~ adult you are with this festive drink. As it turns out, peppermint schnapps is easier to make than you'd think! 

7. Peppermint Bark Chip Cookies

Chloe Vizzone

Upgrade your basic chocolate chip for the cookie swap this year and make everyone jealous with these peppermint bark cookies.

8. Peppermint Cake Pops

Jina Kim

These are just like the ones they serve at Starbucks, but you get the satisfaction of saying they're homemade. With only four ingredients, these peppermint cake pops are impossible to mess up. 

9. Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Cake

Paige Marie Rodgers

This dessert is a true showstopper and is sure to impress everyone. The swirl in this chocolate peppermint cheesecake cake is actually super easy to make, so don't fret if you're a novice baker.

10. Chocolate Peppermint Muddy Buddies

cereal, sweet, corn, wheat flake, wheat, oatmeal cereal, chocolate
Claire Hogan

Everyone's favorite cereal snack gets a Christmas-y twist with these peppermint muddy buddies. 

11. Peppermint Sugar Cookies

Kim Clemons

Who knew sugar cookies could be so wonderfully versatile? These peppermint sugar cookies are a fun twist on a classic treat.

12. Gingerbread Peppermint Donuts

doughnut, chocolate, sprinkles, sweet, candy, cake, pastry
Rachel Gramuglia

Gingerbread AND peppermint? How much more holiday spirit can you get into one dessert? Wow your friends with these peppermint gingerbread donuts. 

13. Dairy-Free Peppermint Hot Chocolate

tea, jam, jelly
Allison Curley

Dairy-free doesn't mean it's not sweet, creamy, and flavorful. Try this dairy-free peppermint hot chocolate for yourself and try telling me it's not as good as the real thing. 

14. Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookie Dough Bites

chocolate, truffle, candy
Ariel Coonin

Fear not: this cookie dough is definitely edible and definitely delicious.

15. Peppermint White Chocolate Chip Cookies

cake, sweet, pastry, cream, chocolate, pie, bread, candy
Megan Yee

Everyone's favorite underdog chocolate gets a holiday update with this peppermint white chocolate chip cookie recipe.

16. Peppermint Brownies

chocolate, candy, sweet, cake, brownie, cream, goody
Claire Hayes

Chocolate and peppermint are definitely a match made in heaven in these peppermint brownies. Good luck eating just one brownie. 

17. No-Bake Oreo Peppermint Cheesecake in a Jar

cake, cream, chocolate
Gabby Phi

Fact: everything is cuter when presentation involves a Mason jar. These peppermint cheesecakes in a jar will be the star of any party.

18. 3-Ingredient Peppermint Bark

chocolate, cake, peppermint, cookie
Dylan Barth

This OG peppermint dessert requires only a few ingredients and can be made right in your dorm room

19. Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

cream, cake, chocolate, cream cheese, whipped cream
Jaime Wilson

Peppermint hot chocolate with marshmallows, but in cute cupcake form. No one will be able to resist these hot chocolate cupcakes. 

20. No-Bake Peppermint Mocha Cheesecake

Kat Fernandez

Delicious and practically stress-free to make? Yes, please! This no-bake peppermint mocha cheesecake is a real crowd pleaser.

21. Slutty Brownies with Peppermint Bark, Pretzels, Marshmallows, and M&Ms

candy, chocolate, sweet, corn
Kelley Buck

You thought slutty brownies couldn't get any more indulgent? Well, you thought wrong. These slutty brownies with peppermint bark are next level.

These peppermint dessert recipes will keep you celebrating all season long. Make sure you have a glass of milk or some homemade punch on hand when you serve these treats, because they'll definitely make you thirsty!