It is the sweetest time of the year, filled with all sorts of cozy holiday flavors. During the holidays, nothing beats the sweet taste of peppermint! We’ve rounded up our favorite sugar-free treats using SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Peppermint Sweet Drops®, so you can sweeten up your holiday season!

No-Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Pie

Recipe courtesy of Sugar-Free Mom

What happens when you put the sweet taste of peppermint in a cheesecake pie mashup? You get a no-sugar-added dessert that’s so scrumptious, you’ll be making it all year. SweetLeaf® Tip: Add crushed, sugar-free candy canes for garnish!

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Ingredients

Crust
1/4 tsp. SweetLeaf® Organic Stevia Sweetener
2 cups sunflower seeds or almond meal
1/3 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
1/4 tsp. salt
4 tbsp. butter, softened

Cheesecake Filling
1 tsp. SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Peppermint Sweet Drops®
1 tsp. peppermint extract
16 oz. reduced-fat cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup heavy whipping cream

Topping
1/2 tsp. SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Peppermint Sweet Drops®
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract

Directions

Prepare the no-bake crust by placing all ingredients into a food processor. Process until the mix is a fine crumb consistency. Taste the crust and add SweetLeaf® Organic Stevia, as needed. Spread into a 9-inch pie dish. Set aside.

Place all filling ingredients, except heavy cream, into a stand mixer and blend on high until smooth. Taste and add more Peppermint Sweet Drops® as needed. Pour in heavy cream and blend on high until all is incorporated and whipped in texture. Spread this over the pie crust.

Add all topping ingredients into the stand mixer, except crushed candy canes, if using. Blend on high until whipped. Taste and adjust Peppermint Sweet Drops®, if needed. Spread this over the cheesecake filling. Refrigerate pie for 3-4 hours or overnight. 

Top with crushed sugar-free candy cane garnish before serving, if desired. Enjoy!

 

Peppermint Bark

Recipe courtesy of Danica Frye

A classic holiday treat, reimagined. Share your love of the season with this simple recipe.  With low-sugar and plenty of holiday flare, this peppermint bark is a SweetLeaf® classic.

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Ingredients

25 drops SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Peppermint Sweet Drops®
2 4oz. bars dark baking chocolate
1 tbsp. coconut oil
2 cups Greek yogurt, unsweetened
4 peppermint candies

Directions

In a saucepan, melt chocolate and coconut oil together on medium heat until smooth. Line a 17-by-12-inch baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour melted chocolate onto the lined baking sheet. Freeze until the chocolate is hard.

In a mixing bowl, combine Greek yogurt with 25 drops of Peppermint Sweet Drops®. Spread yogurt mixture on top of frozen chocolate layer.

Place unwrapped peppermint candies in a plastic bag. Use a wooden spoon to break the candies into pieces, sprinkle them on top of the yogurt mixture.

Freeze until yogurt is hard, and enjoy.

 

Homemade Hot Cocoa

Recipe courtesy of Debbie Monell

A traditional treat with a fraction of the sugar and calories, thanks to SweetLeaf® Stevia. SweetLeaf® Tip: Add Peppermint Sweet Drops® for extra holiday flavor!

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Ingredients

3 packets SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweetener
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tbsp. dark cocoa powder
1/4 cup hot water
1 cup milk, 1% low-fat or substitute of choice
Optional: SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Peppermint Sweet Drops®, to taste

Directions

Place cocoa powder and SweetLeaf® Stevia in a mug. Add hot water and stir to dissolve powders. Add milk of choice and microwave approximately 1 minute and 30 seconds. Add Peppermint Sweet Drops® and stir, if desired.

Add a dollop of whipped cream or coconut cream with chocolate shaving to top off!

 

Peppermint Mocha Pudding

Recipe courtesy of Sugar-Free Mom

SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Peppermint Sweet Drops® add a cool, minty touch to this festive dessert. Serve it up to your holiday guests and we guarantee they won’t be missing the sugar.

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Ingredients

1 tsp. SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Peppermint Sweet Drops®
1-1/2 cups heavy cream
1/3 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
1/2 cup brewed coffee, cooled
4 tsp. arrowroot powder
3 egg yolks
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract

Directions

Pour cream and cocoa into a sauce pan and whisk until combined. Bring to a simmer, then remove from heat. Stir in the coffee. Set aside. In another bowl, whisk the arrowroot with the egg yolks until smooth. Stir in the salt, peppermint extract, and SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Peppermint Sweet Drops® into the egg mixture. Spoon a small amount of the hot cream into the egg mixture to temper the eggs and stir well. Add the egg mixture gradually into the cream in the sauce pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a full boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce to a simmer and continue to stir for 1-2 minutes, until thickened.

Cool slightly, then transfer to serving cups. Place plastic wrap directly onto the top of the pudding so a skin will not form, then refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Enjoy with some sugar-free peppermint whipped cream!

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