Twinkling lights, holiday music, and candy canes are all signs that the holiday season has arrived. There’s a magical feeling in the air as we hang festive decor, adorn our houses with millions of tiny lights, and fire up our ovens for massive baking sessions. Sometimes we ask too much of ourselves, and our long to-do lists cause stress. This is a time of year when any shortcut is welcomed. If you’re looking for effortless holiday treats, we’ve found 12 candy cane treats that are easy, delicious, and super festive. Try any of these recipes to lighten your load and get in the holiday spirit!
Belgian Candy Cane Waffles (exclusive to The Good Stuff!)
Pull together all of your favorite holiday flavors into one delicious treat! Perfect when topped with Candy Cane Ice Cream, these waffles are an easy dessert.
- 2 cups Bisquick
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 2/3 cup Turbinado sugar
- 1 cup whipping cream
- ¼ cup crushed candy canes
In a large bowl, whisk together Bisquick, egg, butter, milk, and cinnamon. Whisk in sugar. Spray a waffle iron with nonstick baking spray. Spoon batter into hot waffle iron and bake according to manufacturer instructions until golden brown. Top with whipping cream and and candy canes.
Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops
Add some delight to the holiday season and pass out these festive candy cane marshmallow pops!
Candy Cane Sugar Cookie Bars
Bake and slice bars are a welcome shortcut to multiple trays of cookies- make a batch of these candy cane sugar cookie bars and use the extra time for present wrapping!
Peppermint Bark Donuts
Everybody loves donuts, and these super easy-to-make peppermint bark donuts will brighten up your morning.
Nestle this amazing peppermint fudge in a cute holiday tin and you’ll have a perfect gift for teachers, neighbors, friends, and family!
Chocolate Peppermint Truffles
These chocolate peppermint truffles are perfect party finger food and look lovely on a holiday table.
Candy Cane Swirl Fudge
Whip up a batch of this candy cane chocolate swirl fudge in a snap- spreading holiday joy has never been so easy!
Get in the holiday spirit with peppermint bark- a classic holiday dessert with layers of smooth, silky white and milk chocolate sprinkled with candy canes.
Get your kids to help prep these yummy chocolate peppermint grahams- they’re an irresistible easy-to-make treat!
Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies
For all the chocolate lovers in your life, these fudgy peppermint cookies will hit the spot. Cake mix makes the prep super easy, and candy canes turn these cookies into festive treats.
Peppermint Crunch Puppy Chow
This magical peppermint crunch puppy chow is a no-bake holiday treat that’s perfect for gifting- beware, it’s addictive!
Give yourself a break from holiday stress and make these white chocolate peppermint pretzels- these no-bake treats are so easy to make, you’ll have time to tackle all the other tasks on your list!