Nothing against candy canes, but there are so many other delicious goodies that will make you feel fresh-to-death this time of year. Here are a dozen ways to get a minty blast from a seasonal treat. Snap ‘em up before they run out.
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Think of these sugary drops of heaven as hot chocolate’s BFF. Also, they basically double as Christmas decor with their red and white swirls, at least until they melt away (or you eat them all).Buy Now
Drizzle it over ice cream, use it for dipping pretzels, or just have at the jar with a spoon. We won’t tell.Buy Now
Tender, chewy chocolate cookies with dark chocolate chunks, more chocolate slathered on top, and crushed peppermint candies. Too good to share with Santa.Buy Now
This striped chocolate bar—part white, part 72 percent dark— has a layer of peppermint-y goodness. No wrapping required for this gorgeous box (though we won’t blame you if you can’t really bring yourself to part with it).Buy Now
If you just can’t with chocolate anymore, look to another sugar high. Caramel popcorn gets a bright boost from peppermint; a sprinkle of salt makes for an extremely addictive snack. This should absolutely be noshed on when wrapping gifts, obviously.Buy Now
Not a marshmallow fan? We don’t get it…but we got you. Just get your peppermint fix straight from this brew.Buy Now
Work these minty fresh peppermint baking chunks into a batch of chocolate cookies, or melt them in the microwave and drizzle over popcorn.Buy Now
It’s the creamy dark chocolate that makes all the difference in this peppermint bark, housed in the kind of tin you keep even when January rolls around. Buy a couple of these in case a neighbor you think didn’t know your name comes by with a gift and you need a present in a pinch.Buy Now
Tea=healthy beverage. Basically, what we’re saying is never feel guilty about your chocolate obsession again.Buy Now
This festive blend is a pick-up-up for your mid-afternoon slump—and is so much less expensive than making a coffee-shop run.Buy Now
Crisp graham crackers enrobed in peppermint-infused white chocolate with crushed candy canes on top—you could sneak these onto your cookie plate if you run out of time to finish your last batch.Buy Now
You can get those candy cane hot cocoa stirrers, but if you’re in a hurry, you can munch on these chocolate-filled peppermint candy sticks instead.Buy Now
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