A Little Time and a Keyboard: Peppermint Treats for the Holidays in the Chicago Suburbs

Monday, November 9, 2020

Peppermint Treats for the Holidays in the Chicago Suburbs

Peppermint Treats for the Holidays in the Chicago Suburbs

Peppermint Treats for the Holidays in the Chicago Suburbs 

Holiday memories delight each year and the sparkle grows brighter and brighter as the season approaches! Peppermint treats evoke cherished holiday memories enjoying brilliant white and red candy canes or hot cocoa with peppermint. Over the years, I have enjoyed a few delicious peppermint treats here in the Chicago suburbs. So, I thought I would provide a little holiday magic by collecting some ideas for enjoying special peppermint treats from small businesses in our Chicago suburbs! Take a peek at my spots for peppermint treats. Our small businesses have some incredible and even some totally novel peppermint creations for the holidays! Before visiting, verify that the items are available -- since they are seasonal, their availability may flux over the next few weeks. Take a peek at these fantastic treats for the season:

Artesa Bakery in Homer Glen

Artesa Bakery will be delighting taste buds with Peppermint Cupcakes, Peppermint Pound Cake and Peppermint Cookies towards the end of November, beginning of December. Artesa already has both a yummy Dark Peppermint Mocha and a White Chocolate Peppermint Latte. Keep an eye out .... Artesa may also feature other peppermint treats during the season!

Yummy, Yummy Dark Peppermint Mocha by Artesa.
Yummy, Yummy Dark Peppermint Mocha by Artesa.

All Chocolate Kitchen in Geneva

All Chocolate Kitchen will be featuring a Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Peppermint White Chocolate Bark, Candy Cane Gelato, Peppermint Brownie and Peppermint Chocolate Truffle. All Chocolate Kitchen is always a wonderland of treats and also is home to incredible chocolate and sugar sculptures that are must-sees! 

Tempting peppermint treats at All Chocolate Kitchen.
Tempting peppermint treats at All Chocolate Kitchen. Image credit All Chocolate Kitchen.

Chicago Mike's Ice Cream Co. in Highwood

If you are looking for a scoop of peppermint ice cream, look no further than Chicago Mike's for locally churned Candy Cane Lane! Additionally, Chicago Mike's will be offering Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs! So absolutely tempting! The bombs are pure magic filled with decadent ingredients revealed once you pour streamed milk over the top!

Holiday ice cream magic with Candy Cane Lane at Chicago Mike's Ice Cream Co!
Holiday ice cream magic with Candy Cane Lane at Chicago Mike's Ice Cream Co!

Casting Whimsy in Woodstock

Casting Whimsy tempts mint fans with two tea blends including Patty, Sir which is a peppermint and spearmint tea blend. On Black Friday, Casting Whimsy will debut Eskimo Kiss which is an almond mint tea blend. After Thanksgiving, the tea shop will feature a Peppermint Glazed Shortbread. Delicious!

Beautifully Crafted Peppermint Glazed Shortbread from Casting Whimsy.
Beautifully Crafted Peppermint Glazed Shortbread from Casting Whimsy.

Comet Frozen Custard & Coffee in Rolling Meadows

Comet Frozen Custard & Coffee delights with Peppermint Frozen Custard and Peppermint Chip Frozen Custard during the holiday season. While Comet closes for the season November 25, you will be able to pre-order pints to pick up on December 12 for holiday celebrations. Before then, check out Comet's Facebook Page for current flavors. Such a wonderful way to add more festivity to your celebrations!

Louisa's and Millie's Chocolates in Downers Grove

Louisa's and Millie's Chocolates will be delighting with Hot Chocolate Balls including Peppermint Hot Chocolate Balls! Each will come in a box with a bow making the perfect delicious treat a fantastic gift! On my first visit to Louisa's and Millie's, I fell in love with the range of chocolate gifts that are perfect for every occasion. The wrapped Hot Chocolate Balls will certainly charm any gift recipient!

A range of tempting Hot Chocolate Balls by Louisa's and Millie's.
A range of tempting Hot Chocolate Balls by Louisa's and Millie's.

Donut Drop in Schaumburg

Donut Drop is known for absolutely delectable donuts and a blend of traditional and unique flavors. For the holiday season, Donut Drop will woo customers with Peppermint Bark Donuts. If you follow Donut Drop's Instagram, you will be able to follow their special 12 Days of Donuts in December! Sounds like a fun tasting adventure!

Festive Peppermint Bark Donuts by Donut Drop.
Festive Peppermint Bark Donuts by Donut Drop.

Around Cafe in Arlington Heights

Around Cafe entices with their Lavender Latte -- seriously I cannot resist having one when visiting. However, they have the perfect peppermint treats for the holiday season -- a Peppermint Mocha and a Peppermint White Mocha great for a pick me up when holiday shopping!

Bent Fork Bakery in Highwood

Bent Fork Bakery features a number of peppermint temptations each holiday season including Peppermint Cupcakes, Peppermint Bark, their fan favorite Peppermint Fantasy Cake AND Peppermint HoHo Cakes! Keep your eye out for peppermint baked temptations from Bent Fork!

Morkes Chocolates in Palatine, Long Grove and Huntley

Morkes Chocolates crafts delicious fresh candy canes every year. So, if you are looking for local candy canes this is your place. Additionally, they have a Peppermint Bark plus a Peppermint Crunch fabulous for munching or putting on treats.

Delicious candy canes crafted by Morkes Chocolates.
Delicious candy canes crafted by Morkes Chocolates.

Chocolatines in Schaumburg

Chocolatines crafts a lovely Peppermint Bark and a number of hot cocoa swirls including a delicious Peppermint Hot Cocoa Swirl. Chef Reiko Wada's chocolates have been featured at the GRAMMY Awards and Academy Awards. Quite the treat indeed!

Long Grove Confectionery in Buffalo Grove, Long Grove and Wauconda

Long Grove Confectionery will have a range of peppermint delights including Candy Cane Cookies, Peppermint Bark, Peppermint Creams, Candy Cane Crunch, Mint Meltaways and more! Theses delights are perfect for treats and gifts as well! Long Grove Coffee Co. in Long Grove will also feature a peppermint hot chocolate and peppermint latte. Yum!


A plethora of temptingly peppermint treats at Long Grove Confectionery!
A plethora of temptingly peppermint treats at Long Grove Confectionery! Image credit Long Grove Confectionery!

Anderson's Candy Shop in Barrington and Richmond

Anderson's Candy Shop has crafted an indulgent Candy Cane Truffle adorably topped with mini candy canes. Looking for more temptation? Anderson's also crafts a mini candy cane topped, chocolate dipped marshmallows!

Candy Cane Marshmallows in Anderson's Give Back Box where a portion of each sale goes to Family Health Partnership Clinic. Image via Anderson's Candy Shop.
Candy Cane Marshmallows in Anderson's Give Back Box where a portion of each sale goes to Family Health Partnership Clinic. Image via Anderson's Candy Shop.

DeEtta's Bakery Naperville

DeEtta's Bakery tempts us with homemade Peppermint Marshmallows PERFECT for your cup of hot cocoa. A nice, fluffy marshmallow and peppermint in your hot cocoa is so heavenly!

Kimmer's Ice Cream in St. Charles, Wheaton and Elmhurst

During the holiday season, Kimmer's Ice Cream offers a range of possible peppermint temptations in the form of unique ice cream flavors. Be on the lookout for their Peppermint Pie as well! Pink and pepperminty goodness!

Holiday Festive Peppermint Pie at Kimmer's Ice Cream. Image credit Kimmer's.
Holiday Festive Peppermint Pie at Kimmer's Ice Cream. Image credit Kimmer's.

Sweet Ali's Bakery in Glenview and Hinsdale

Sweet Ali's Bakery sports a range of gluten free  delights including Chocolate Mint Cupcakes! Occasionally, you may also see the Peppermint Patty Cupcake. Yummy!

Patisserie Coralie in Evanston

A couple of years ago I discovered a lovely spot for tea and a pastry -- Patisserie Coralie in Evanston. Walking in, a case full of macarons captivated me. Patisserie Coralie definitely is a go-to spot for all flavors of macarons including Dark Chocolate Candy Cane and White Chocolate Candy Cane during the holiday season. What a delicate and nice holiday treat!

CRAFT Donuts + Coffee in West Dundee, Des Plaines and Elgin

CRAFT Donuts + Coffee welcomes the holiday cheer with Peppermint Double Chocolate Old Fashioned Donuts, Mint Oreo Donuts, Peppermint Mochas and more. Positively minty!

Have fun tasting special peppermint treats throughout the Chicago suburbs! Such a fun way to enjoy the holidays while supporting our local businesses!

Peppermint Treats for the Holidays in the Chicago Suburbs




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