Holiday Recipe Ideas: Christmas Peppermint Waffle Hors D’Oeuvres

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Are you hosting Christmas? I know many of you will have the festivities in your homes so here’s a simple, sweet, and super tasty treat you can make in less than 30 minutes to tempt your guest’s tummies…

Christmas Brunch Peppermint Waffle Hors D’Oeuvres

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You can serve these as part of a small brunch, or as an appetizer while your guests wait for the big Christmas Dinner!

Not only is this recipe made in under 30 minutes, but it costs less than $30 to make..way less!  Most of these ingredients you’ll have at home.  The rest of the stuff you can find at your local Smart & Final, like I did!  It’s where I always go when I’m on a budget and don’t want a fuss (so like, all the time).

Smart & Final is a great place to do a one stop shop of everything from produce to meats. Smart & Final carries warehouse size items and regular size items without a club fee, so shopping is easy, and less expensive.  Their line of First Street products are always fresh and cost friendly, so I shop at Smart & Final for all of the parties I host, or when I’m feeding a big bunch.  Remember my Cheesecake in a Jar? Yeah, Smart & Final!

Peppermint Waffle Hors D’Oeuvres


For the waffles, I followed the basic waffle recipe from All, using the eggs, flour, milk, oil, sugar, baking powder, salt, and vanilla purchased at Smart & Final.

Additional ingredients:

13 oz jar of marshmallow cream

8 oz. package of cream cheese

2 tbsp. of powdered sugar (confectioner’s sugar)

2 peppermint candy canes

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While the waffle maker is working its magic, you can make the filling:

Marshmallow and Cream Cheese Filling

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 Blend the marshmallow cream and cream cheese well.  I used my mixer at full speed for about a minute.

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Useful tip: Save some of the marshmallow cream cheese filling and add to a fruit platter as a dip!

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Assemble your peppermint waffle hors d’oeuvres by spreading the marshmallow filling on each waffle and putting two together like a sandwich.  Cut each sandwich in to 4 bite size pieces.

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Next ‘grate’ the candy canes.  Please do NOT put them in your food processor.  They can easily get stuck in the blades and ruin your machine.  To crush them simply place a couple of unwrapped candy canes in 2 sandwich bags, and let all of your anger out.  I mean, use a meat tenderizer, or just slam the bag on the counter a few times like I did. :)

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Lastly, sprinkle the powdered sugar and candy cane ‘dust’ over your mini sandwiches.

To top it off, and add a small piece of the candy cane on top, ‘gluing’ it on with a little bit of marshmallow filling.

Refrigerate to set.

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You can add more candy cane pieces to your platter to decorate.  Your guests can munch on the mini sandwiches, and then suck on the candy canes as they sip their Christmas egg nog!

To find a Smart & Final near you and for more holiday recipe ideas:

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Oh I am SO excited for Christmas! What are you baking, cooking, crafting, or making this year?


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Barbara is a lover of all things creative, simple, and budget friendly. Chase the Star began in 2012 as a creative outlet and to chronicle her DIY and crafty adventures. She is a working mom and wife residing in sunny Southern California.

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  1. This looks delicious and definitely not something I would’ve ever come up with but that I want to try!

  2. How funny that we always think of adding candy canes to cookies and cakes, but never to waffles or pancakes. Sounds like a really good idea.

  3. Oh those just look so tasty!!! Yummy!!!!

  4. This is such a neat idea. Perfect for Christmas.

  5. I’ll be right over…you do still have some of these left with my name on them….don’t you? ;) These look delicious!


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