Candy canes are great for decorating the Christmas tree, no doubt, but they also make an amazing key ingredient for so many delicious holiday desserts. These ten candy cane inspired dessert recipes below demonstrate just how versatile the peppermint candy can be. From fudge to whipped cream shooters, there's something here that everyone will love. This year when you go to buy a box of candy canes for your holiday tree, you might just want to pick up a couple extra for baking!
Candy Cane Fudge
Who can say no to white chocolate fudge – especially when it's topped with peppermint?
Find the recipe at mom.me.
Candy Cane Dessert Shooters
These holiday shooters are great for serving at a party.
Find the recipe at Babble.
Candy Cane Cupcakes
These eggless cupcakes are light, but full of flavor, so you'll enjoy every bite!
Find the recipe at Wonky Wonderful.
Candy Cane Brownie Trifle
Brownie lovers won't be able to get enough of this chocolatey concoction.
Find the recipe at The Food Charlatan.
White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cheesecake
This decadent dessert is sure to be a hit in any crowd.
Find the recipe at Baked by Rachel.
Candy Cane Cloud Dessert
Light and fluffy, this dessert is perfect for after dinner.
Find the recipe at A Pretty Life in the Suburbs.
Peppermint Oreo Truffles
These creamy Oreo bites are rolled in crushed candy canes.
Find the recipe at: Cooking Classy
Peppermint Bark Candy Cane Hearts
These lovely treats make a great Christmas gift.
Find the recipe at Oh! Nuts.
Candy Cane Cookies
Soft sugar cookies are topped with a creamy peppermint marshmallow frosting and sprinkled with candy cane pieces.
Find the recipe at: Girl. Inspired.
Frozen Peppermint Pie
Only requiring three ingredients, this frozen pie is super simple to make at home!
Find the recipe at Thirty Handmade Days.
Chocolate Cupcakes With Candy Cane Buttercream
Rich dark chocolate cupcakes are frosting with a generous serving of candy cane flavored buttercream.
Find the recipe at: The Tough Cookie