Peppermint Snack Hacks: Turning Target’s Minty Delights Into Holiday Desserts

December 21, 2016 - Article reads in
Various holiday peppermint snacks

With the holidays upon us, there’s no shortage of parties, festive gatherings and potlucks galore. With so much merrymaking, you’re likely in need of a few delightful desserts to please the crowds. Target’s here to help with an assortment of tasty treats that come in delicious holiday flavors. Our favorite? Peppermint, please!

But we decided to go a step further, taking Target’s yummy peppermint-flavored holiday snacks and turning them into go-to party desserts. Archer Farms Peppermint Almonds are great on their own, but are even better atop minty almond crunch brownies. Archer Farms Mint Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix is scrumptious in a mug, but twice as fun as chocolate candy cane popsicles.

Check out our four easy recipes, below!

Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Cookies

Prepare your favorite double chocolate chip cookie recipe; bake and let cool. Dunk half of each cookie in melted dark or white chocolate and sprinkle with Peppermint Crunch candy. Let the chocolate set before enjoying.

Peppermint-y Marshmallow Treats

Melt together five tablespoons of unsalted butter, one 10 oz. package mini marshmallows and five Giant White and Dark Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallows. Once melted, stir in six cups of crispy rice cereal. Stir in crushed candy canes and spread in a two-quart baking dish lined with tin foil and sprayed with cooking spray. Cool and cut into squares.

Peppermint Almond Crunch Brownies

Prepare your favorite brownie mix according to box directions. While cooling, warm one cup of heavy cream in a heat-safe bowl in the microwave. Heat in 30-second intervals until just boiling. Carefully pour in one 12 oz. bag of semisweet chocolate chips and let sit for a minute. Slowly stir until smooth, glossy and combined. Pour over brownies and top with chopped Archer Farms Peppermint Almonds. Cool until frosting is set.

Chocolate Candy Cane Popsicles

Mix Archer Farms Mint Chocolate Hot Cocoa mix according to package directions (Pro tip: Amp up the flavor by adding in an extra packet of mix!), and let cool. Pour into a popsicle mold and top with the popsicle stick handle, or insert a festive candy cane once the pop is almost set. Finish freezing and enjoy!

Want more inspiring recipes from Target? Check out the Target recipe portal for lots of delicious ideas. Or, visit your local Target or to pick up plenty of peppermint treats, like Archer Farms candy cane coffeechocolate peppermint snack mix and more!

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