Best peppermint treats in Toronto

This time of year, peppermint finds its way into our favourite treats and we know the holiday season has begun. Bakeries across Toronto have found creative ways to include the classic candy cane flavour in their favourite menu items. From cupcakes to macarons, you will find peppermint everywhere! Here are the best peppermint treats in Toronto to try this year.[Photo of The Bake Shoppe’s Candy Cane Lane by Jennifer D’Agostino]

The Cupcake Shoppe

2587 Yonge St, Main, Toronto, ON M4P 2J1

Every year The Cupcake Shoppe whips up Candy Cane Lane, a peppermint flavoured cupcake! Available in vanilla and chocolate, the cupcakes are topped with peppermint frosting and a candy cane stick! Candy Cane Lane is available in early December.

Nadege Patisserie

1099 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2L7

Nadege is known for delicious and adorable sweets, and this holiday season it’s serving up a peppermint treat! The guimauves, (marshmallow), are made in-house and have an intense peppermint flavour. It is delicious on its own, or in a cup of your favourite hot chocolate. They also come in chocolate mint.

Bobbette & Belle

3347 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4N 2M6

For the divine combination of chocolate and mint, look no further than Bobbette & Belle. The chocolate peppermint bark has a layer of dark peppermint chocolate sandwiched between white chocolate, garnished with crushed candy cane pieces.

Sweet Olenka’s

225 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2L4

Sweet Olenka’s truffles are renowned throughout the city, and once the holiday season starts you can gobble up the Christmas Peppermint Truffles. Each truffle is rolled in peppermint candy and come in white, milk and dark chocolate. They come in boxes of 12 or in the Assorted Christmas Truffle box set.

Butter Avenue

477 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2A9

Just a quick glance at the dessert counter at Butter Avenue and you will spot the popular holiday macaron! Made with traditional almond flour, the shells are designed with the classic red and white peppermint stripes. Inside you’ll find a peppermint cream, which makes this macaron the tastiest bite you’ll have this holiday season!

Sweet Flour Bake Shop

130 Cawthra Ave, Toronto, ON M6N 3C2

This year, the Sweet Flour Bakeshop has chocolate and peppermint treat you are sure to love. The peppermint sandwich has two delicious chocolate cookies with a heavenly buttercream centre mixed with bits of candy cane. The sandwich cookies are the perfect gift this holiday season.

Eds Real Scoop

920 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1J5

This festive season Ed’s Real Scoop serves up its popular candy cane gelato. The refreshing treat tastes just like the minty holiday candy, and is perfect in one of the waffle cones. It is available at all Ed’s Real Scoop locations.

Desmond & Beatrice Inc

388 Carlaw Ave, Toronto, ON M4M 2T4

Desmond & Beatrice bakes up a candy cane cookie during the festive season. The bakers mix chunks of candy cane into their butter-based cookie batter, pop it in the oven, let them cool and then serve them to the masses. You can drop by the store on Carlaw, or find them in your local café across the city.

MoRoCo Chocolat

215 Madison Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 2S6

Every year Moroco dazzles Torontonians with its holiday chocolate selection, but the stand out is definitely the peppermint and candy cane bark. Made in-house, the bark is double chocolate – one side dark and the other side white – and is coated with bits of peppermint candy cane pieces. The double chocolate is super creamy, while the candy adds that signature crunch.

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