Candy Cane Parfaits are easy to make and full of delicious peppermint flavor. Turn store-bought angel food cake into a delicious Christmas dessert!
Candy Cane Parfaits
Our 12 Days of Christmas Celebration continues with the perfect dessert to serve for all your holiday celebrations this year! Candy Cane Parfaits are easy to make and full of delicious peppermint flavor. AND they're made in my favorite mason jars!
They're so easy to make when you start out with a store-bought angel food cake. Of course, you could make a homemade angel food cake, but it's not really necessary. Definitely make the homemade whipped cream though because the taste is amazing and doesn't compare to the kind you can buy in a tub.
In just a few minutes you'll have these delicious Candy Cane Parfaits ready to go! Use them as dessert for Christmas dinner or make up a bunch to give as gifts to neighbors and friends.
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Candy Cane Parfaits Ingredients
Make sure you print out the recipe below and save it for later!
- 2 cups heavy cream
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 box angel food cake
- 15-20 candy canes
How to Make Candy Cane Parfaits
Add whipping heavy cream, powdered sugar and peppermint extract in a medium sized bowl and whip together with a hand mixer or wire whisk until cream turns into heavy peaks. Set aside while you prepare the rest of the desserts.
Slice angel food cake into ¼ inch slices and use a small cookie cutter to cut small circles out of the cake slices.
Cute little circles of angel food cake!
How to Layer the Candy Cane Parfaits
Add candy canes to a plastic zipper bag, seal and crush them by hitting them gently with the back of a large spoon or meat mallet.
Add the crushed candy canes to the bottom of the mason jar.
Then add a layer of peppermint whipped cream using a piping bag to get pretty swirls of whipped cream.
Add more crushed cane canes, the angel food cake and top with whipped cream.
How to Serve Candy Cane Parfaits
Break a red candy stick in half and place in the whipped cream.
Sprinkle more crushed candy canes over the parfait before serving if desired. Keep chilled until ready to serve.
How to Use a Plastic Storage Bag as a Piping Bag
If you don't have a piping bag, simply use a plastic storage bag!
- Place the plastic bag in a large glass and fold the top of the bag over the edge of the glass
- Spoon the whipped cream into the bag.
- Fold up the bag and squeeze out the air to seal.
- Press the whipped cream into the bottom of the bag and twist to create a piping bag shape.
- Using scissors, clip the corner of the storage bag right before you're ready to pipe the whipped cream.
More Easy Dessert Recipes:
- Vanilla and Chocolate Swirl Cookies
- Chocolate Brownie Cake with Homemade Chocolate Ganache
- Chocolate Sugar Cookies - made with a cake mix
- Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
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How to Make Peppermint Whipped Cream
How to Make the Cake Circles and Crushed Candy Canes
How to Layer the Dessert
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 336Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 50mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 0gSugar: 27gProtein: 2g
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The nutrition information is calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee its accuracy. If this data is important to you, please verify with your trusted nutrition calculator.