I love holiday baking for so many reasons. It brings family and friends together, it’s often packed full of traditions and special Christmas recipes, it’s a way to share our love of food and people, and it features some of my favorite flavors, such as chocolate and peppermint. The smell of candy canes and peppermint in the air always makes me happy and puts me in the holiday mood.
With so much going on around the holidays, it can also be a very hectic time of year. I love to bake Christmas cookies and prepare trays full of treats for our friends and family, but I also love to have some quick and easy recipes on hand that make holiday entertaining easier. This Chocolate and Peppermint Striped Delight from Kraft is simple to make, requires no baking, can be made ahead of time and deliciously blends the holiday flavor of peppermint with the classic flavor of chocolate. It’s a perfect holiday dessert. With a cookie crust, and layers of cream cheese, chocolate pudding and COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, it is packed full of flavor.
This Chocolate and Peppermint Striped Delight comes together in minutes, and it’s great to make a day or two ahead of time. When I’m preparing a holiday meal or having friends and family over, I like to have dessert prepared and ready to go ahead of time, letting me focus on the meal and our company. This dessert is perfect for that. You can even have the kids help you make this one, it’s that simple!
You can use traditional chocolate sandwich cookies in this recipe for the crust, but if you come across candy cane or peppermint chocolate sandwich cookies, feel free to use them, it will give you even more peppermint flavor and add a fun festive holiday touch.
This is a great recipe to keep on hand at the holidays and beyond. Peppermint lovers can make it year round, but you can also omit the candy canes for a delicious chocolate dessert that is great in any season. It’s great to have recipes that are so simple, yet delicious, that can be made with little fuss. This is one you will want to make time and time again!
From my family to yours, I wish you have a holiday season full of peace, love, health and happiness!
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Chocolate-Peppermint Striped Delight
Chocolate and peppermint come together for a creamy layered dessert that's guaranteed to have Santa hurrying down the chimney.
Article by Kraft TasteMaker Christi Johnstone. For more recipes and ideas, visit her blog at Love From the Oven.
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