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Candy cane-inspired specials from Underwest Donuts, Magnolia Bakery and more

Get hooked on these candy cane-inspired treats.

The peppermint-flavored stick candy is a staple of the holiday. And while the shepherd’s crook-shaped treat can be enjoyed all by itself, New York City bakeries and restaurants are creating seasonal specials that highlight its mint flavor.

Here are five ways to get your candy cane fix. 
 

Sweets By Chloe's candy cane cake

By Chloe's peppermint cake. for amnewyork eat and
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The sweet shop offshoot of the fast-casual chain has a new layered cake that’s made just for the holidays. Its candy cane cake has layers of chocolate cake topped with peppermint frosting. And like all of By Chloe’s offerings, it’s vegan. Available now through Dec. 25 for $44.95 (small) or $79.95 (large). (185 Bleecker St. B, Manhattan, eatbychloe.com)

The Flying Cock and The Horny Ram's peppermint pancakes

Peppermint pancakes, offered at The Flying Cock and
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During weekend brunch at either Manhattan restaurant, you can indulge in stacks of peppermint bark pancakes. There’s crushed peppermint bark in the batter, with more peppermint bark sprinkled on top of the finished flapjacks. They’re topped with fresh whipped cream to complete the sugar rush. Available weekends during brunch from Dec. 24 through the end of January for $13. (The Flying Cock, 497 Third Ave., Manhattan, theflyingcocknyc.com; The Horny Ram, 951 Second Ave., Manhattan, thehornyramnyc.com)

The Good Batch's chocolate peppermint cookies

The Good Batch's chocolate peppermint cookies. for amnewyork
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The Clinton Hill bakery’s baked goods spread gets a dose of holiday cool with its chocolate peppermint cookie. The rich chocolate chip cookie has a hint of peppermint and is topped with crushed candy cane pieces. Available now through February at the bakery and select retailers for $2, each, $8 for a six-pack. (936 Fulton St., Brooklyn, thegoodbatch.com)

Magnolia Bakery's chocolate peppermint banana pudding

Magnolia Bakery's chocolate peppermint banana pudding. for amnewyork
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The chain puts a seasonal spin on its banana pudding cups. The chocolate peppermint banana pudding is made with layers of chocolate banana pudding, chocolate wafer cookies, bananas and peppermint. Available now through Dec. 31 for $3.95 (small), $5.75 (medium) or $6.95 (large). (Multiple locations, magnoliabakery.com)

Underwest Donuts' peppermint doughnut

Underwest Donuts' peppermint doughnut. for amnewyork eat and
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The doughnut shop, which has locations in a Westside Highway car wash and near Penn Station, has a new flavor for the holidays that is all about peppermint. Its peppermint doughnut consists of a chocolate peppermint cake doughnut with a peppermint glaze that’s then topped with little peppermint patties. Available through the new year for $3.50 each. (638 W. 47th St. and 2 Penn Plaza, Manhattan, underwestdonuts.com)

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