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Candy Cane Mint Milanos

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holiday mint milano cookies

In continuing with our peppermint theme today, here’s a super cute – and FAST – little holiday treat that you can whip up in no time. And not to worry –  they’re also super YUMMY! (Yes, we definitely taste-tested these little guys!)

You’ll Need:
Pepperidge Farm Mint Milano Cookies
Red Candy Melts (available at Michaels)
Round Peppermint Candies (or candy canes), crushed

holiday mint milano cookies

1. Melt the Candy Melts in a microwave according to package directions. (Takes about 1-3 mins, depending on quantity).

holiday mint milano cookies

2. Dip Milano Cookies into melted candy mixture, covering about 1/2 of the cookie.

holiday mint milano cookies

3. Sprinkle both sides of the cookie with crushed candy canes, and let dry for 10-15 minutes. DONE!

holiday mint milano cookies

And there you have it…super quick & easy, but still festive and cute for the holidays.

From this side angle they actually look little slippers, which makes me think there could be a good variation of these to be dreamed up for spa-themed bridal showers!

holiday mint milano cookies

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Stay tuned for another candy cane inspired recipe tutorial coming later today!

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

30 responses to “Candy Cane Mint Milanos”

  1. Heidi says:

    What an adorable quickie concoction!

  2. fabulous idea! simple, and so cute!

  3. zobars says:

    This is such an easy to make cookie treat. I am going to make them for teacher’s gifts for christmas next year for sure.

  4. Casey says:

    thanks for this idea! I’m gong to make some except with white chocolate

  5. Brittanie says:

    It’s a random question, but where did you get the bowls you put the melts in? I’ve been needing something like those!

  6. Kim says:

    This is adorable! I’m not one for peppermint, but I’d love to try this using sprinkles instead! Thanks so much!

  7. Angelena says:

    Such a sweet idea,girl you think of everything~

  8. jenn s. says:

    Hi Brittanie –
    The small white bowls are actually from IKEA :)

  9. Sarah says:

    Thank you so much for the idea! I made three bags of these last night with a friend. We used dark and white chocolate as that is what we had on hand. For toppings we used coconut, perils, nuts and crushed candy canes!

  10. KK says:

    Those are too cute! Have a very Merry Christmas! Cheers to a grand New Year!!

  11. Pam Walter says:

    What a great idea and so easy! It’s going into my file for next year.

  12. Monique says:

    I love this! It can be used for several other color schemes as well. Another super easy treat. Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. Linda B says:

    I made these for my family Christmas. They were a hit. It was so easy and looked great on my Christmas platter. Thanks.

  14. Melissa says:

    I just saw these and I am going to make them for my Sugar and Spice cookie buffet for sister in laws baby shower. Cute…cute!!!

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    These are so cute and easy! I’m including them in my Friday Favorites this week!

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  24. Shannon says:

    I found your post via Pinterest and made this for a holiday party this weekend. Awesome! So good and so easy. Thanks!!!

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  27. Amy Rice-Kennedy says:

    Lauren Kennedy — I think we need to add this to our Christmas list ;-)