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Gluten Free Candy Cane Dip Recipe

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Peppermint and Christmas? Yes, please. This candy cane dip recipe comes complete with the smell and taste of the holidays! Plus, it can be a totally gluten free recipe. When it comes to a Christmas party, you cannot go wrong with a peppermint flavored dessert. It just fits perfectly in the winter months. ‘Tis the season for holiday recipes!

Easy to make candy cane dip holiday favorites.

Gluten Free Candy Cane Dip Recipe

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One of our favorite books this time of year is The Sweet Smell of Christmas.

The Sweet Smell of Christmas childrens book.

It’s such a darling book and our children absolutely adore it. The book is one that both my husband and myself remember from our own childhoods. A definite treasure. Our children love to explore the different smells of Christmas throughout the book. The smell of peppermint is by far a favorite. It’s a smell that is associated with the holiday because of the candy cane. And what kid doesn’t love candy canes?


Peppermint Flavored Dessert


Yields: 2 cups


Candy cane dip ingredients, crushed peppermint, Philadelphia cream cheese, Kraft jet puffed marshmallow creme, peppermint extract.


8 oz. brick of cream cheese, softened at room temperature
7 oz. Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme
1 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/3 cup crushed peppermint pieces
Vanilla wafers, pretzels, graham crackers, graham dippers (These are not gluten free, so be sure to get gluten free ones for it to be a gluten free recipe.)
Candy Cane Kisses, for garnish




Candy cane mix in clear mixing bowl.


1.   In a large mixing bowl, add the softened cream cheese, marshmallow creme and peppermint extract.

2.  With an electric mixer, beat on low/medium speed until light and fluffy.

3.  Fold in the peppermint pieces.

4.  Cover and chill until ready to serve.

5.  When ready to serve, transfer dip to serving bowl (you can get a Christmas tree dish HERE that’s perfect for serving the candy cane dip) and then garnish with chopped candy cane on top. Serve with gluten free pretzels, gluten free vanilla wafers and/or gluten free graham crackers to be a truly gluten free recipe.

6.   Serve at your Christmas party!

I hope you enjoy this gluten free recipe peppermint flavored dessert.
What is YOUR favorite smell of Christmas???
(You can order our favorite book HERE.)
Happiest of holidays to you and yours!
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Delicious candy cane dip holiday treat.




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A mom blogger for over 15 years, Tara Smith lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her audiologist husband and four kids. Her blog has been featured on local media television shows like News 4 Great Day and Show Me St. Louis, as well as in the Farmhouse Style Magazine for Country Sampler. She loves to travel, explore the Midwest, make crafts and read.

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