So for those of you that followed my blog throughout the fall, you know that I am beyond obsessed with any food containing pumpkin. I’m drooling just thinking about pumpkin bread and PSLs! But during the month of December I stop eating pumpkin food and instead go full tilt into the most Christmasy food obsession of all: peppermint! The best part about this food obsession is that my husband is totally on board with it! He loves peppermint ice cream and candy canes so I don’t have to convince him to get any of the yummy peppermint snacks I see at the grocery store. Here are some of our new favorites:
Peppermint Bark Muddy Buddies: I love making homemade Muddy Buddies, but it’s a total mess to clean up (because my favorite recipe involves peanut butter!). Chex Mix recently started selling pre-made Muddy Buddies and they’re pretty good. This version was a perfect Christmas treat! I could totally see myself serving this at a Christmas party without having to do tons of dishes 🙂
Popcorn Indiana Dark Fudge Peppermint Kettlecorn: Have you ever had any Popcorn Indiana products? If the answer is no, GO TO THE STORE RIGHT NOW AND BUY SOME. Seriously, sooooo good. Every flavor they make is good, and this one is no exception. Popcorn and peppermint are kind of a weird combo, but you get used to it pretty quickly. And if you’re wondering why this picture looks so different, it’s because it’s from the Popcorn Indiana website…yep, we ate the bag so fast that I didn’t have a chance to take a picture!
White Chocolate Peppermint M&Ms: Finding these at Target was one of the greatest discoveries of all time. They’re fabulous! I’m so glad I bought 2 bags of these, because we can’t stop eating them! And I found an even better use for these amazing little chocolates when I was on Pinterest this weekend…
Peppermint Chocolate Cookies! I found the recipe on Bakerella (click for the recipe!) and immediately knew I had to try it. I omitted the instant coffee because we didn’t have it in the house, but I thought they were delicious! Right out of the oven they were gooey and chocolatey with an amazing cool peppermint flavor. I brought like 10 cookies to the office today and they were gone in about 30 seconds. Win! I think after Christmas I’ll swap out the peppermint M&Ms for peanut butter ones 🙂 Warning: with a full stick of butter in here, these are not healthy. But they’re reeeeally good.
Other awesome peppermint links:
– 25 Recipes to Make With Candy Canes: I have not made any of these yet, but I always end up with lots of extra candy canes and this would be a great way to use them up!
– 5 Healthy Peppermint Recipes: For those of you who are being a bit more health conscious during the holidays
– 5 Health Benefits of Peppermint: This one surprised me! Apparently I can justify all those candy canes I’m eating 🙂
– Sweaty Bands Peppermint Swirl Headband: Yep, you can bring peppermint along on your workout too!
What is your favorite peppermint food? Share your recipe/link below!