Peppermint Candy Cane Donuts

Today I am excited to share with you a fun collection of some amazing Holiday Treats.  I joined in with a group of bloggers who are all sharing a Holiday treat on their sites today and we all joined them in one big Linky Party of Holiday Goodness.

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My contribution are these YUMMY Peppermint Candy Cane Donuts!  I LOVE Chocolate…and I love Peppermint!  Have I told you that before? ;)

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These are pretty darn tasty!  But what if you aren’t a huge chocolate fan?  What?  I know…how could there be someone who doesn’t like chocolate.  I do actually know a few of you!

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Don’t worry…I’ve got you covered too.  Vanilla Peppermint Candy Cane Striped Donuts!

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And well, you can always have one of each if you are having a hard time deciding.  They ARE mini-donuts after all!

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Perhaps the best part about these are how SIMPLE they are to make.  All you need to do is make up your favorite chocolate or vanilla cake batter.  Or…just whip up a store bought cake mix.   candy-cane-desserts

Throw a couple of drops of peppermint essential oil or extract into the batter and then bake them in a mini donut maker.  I found mine at Target and I absolutely LOVE it.  I even threw in some crushed candy canes in some of the precooked donuts.

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To make the frosting simply take 2 cups of Confectioner’s Sugar (powdered sugar) and mix in 2-3 Tablespoons of milk till you get the desired consistency.  Sprinkle crushed candy canes over the newly frosted donuts.  Serve with friends, a TALL glass of milk and a stripey straw!

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Going to a party or a Cookie Exchange?  These donuts would be perfect…or check out these other amazing treats.  Simply click on the link to see the other fun treats linked up here.

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Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

*December 13, 2012 Update: I have had many of you wanting the labels to download…Great News! They are now available and you can get them by clicking on this link: 

Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub Labels

You will notice that you have to Like my Face Book page to get it.  This is now where I will be placing all my free downloads so that they are free and accessible to my fans.  I LOVE to share with my fans but am getting tired of some people sharing my stuff all over the internet or on their own sites, without linking back or mentioning the true source of my content.  

As always I really appreciate the loyalty of my fans!  Hope you can use these!  And I always love seeing your finished items if you get a sec to send me a note or an email!

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Guess what? I have another version of some sugar scrubs for you today.  I LOVE these!  And they make the perfect homemade gift.  Last week I shared with you a Thanksgiving version…Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe.  This time I wanted something that was Christmas in a Jar!  So what could be better than a Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub.

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Sugar Scrubs are a great way to add some moisture and soften up winter-dry skin.  And who doesn’t need that this time of year.  It is also a great way to relax during this crazy busy season.

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I simply took two cups of white granulated Sugar and mixed in a 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup Almond Oil (Coconut Oil will work too).  Add the oil slowly till you have a nice soft consistency that is soft but not too oily.  Then add a few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil.

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Once you have it all mixed together you will want to divide the scrub into two equal parts and in separate containers.  You will need to add some color to one of the containers.  You can use a little bit of food coloring OR you can add some raspberry juice like I did.  I simply took a couple of drops of juice from a bag of frozen raspberries…the perfect organic red colorant.

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Make a large funnel out of a piece of paper (a small one will not allow enough room for the sugar scrub to pass through it) and add a small amount into the jar.  Press the sugar down lightly so that the sugar is even.

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Then add a white layer so that they are about the same height and flatten it.  Continue back and forth with as many layers and as thick or thin a layer you would like.  So pretty right?

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Print out a pretty label and add some fun scrapbook paper or bow and you have the perfect hostess or Holiday gift!

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You can buy Peppermint Essential Oils from my favorite DoTerra Rep here: Peppermint Essential Oil

Julie Crowell is so helpful and is happy to answer any questions you may have.  Her contact information is on her site or you can email her at [email protected]

Other Idea Room Sugar Scrubs/Bath Salts you might be interested in checking out:

Frankincense Sugar Scrub

Myrrh Bath Salts

Homemade Bath Salts Recipe

Chocolate Sugar Scrub

Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

Peppermint Sugar Foot Scrub

Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

Lemon Sugar Scrub

Brown Sugar Scrub

Citrus Bliss Sugar Scrub Cubes

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