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Candy Cane Leftover Ideas


The Crafty Hostess: MakeAs I cleaned up my holiday decorations, I ended up with two handfuls of candy canes.  Loving the taste of peppermint sticks, I started wondering what I can do with them so that we wouldn’t be eating them in June!  Here is a great list from Candy Blog on how to use them whole, crushed or made into candy cane sugar.  What will you do with your leftover candy canes?


Use them whole:

1. Stir your hot cocoa

2. Stir your hot tea

3. Stir your coffee (works for lattes & cappuccinos, too)

4. Stir your cocktail

5. Stir your milkshake

6. Snap off the hooked end and dip the straight piece in the chocolate of your choice for homemade “reception sticks

7. Candy Kebabs (spear marshmallows and roll them in sprinkles or other crushed candies)

8. Valentine’s Heart

9. Edible Fondue Sticks (best for marshmallows)


Crush them lightly:

10. Ice Cream Sprinkles

11. Cake Sprinkles

12. Cupcake Sprinkle

13. Frosted Cookie Sprinkles

14. On top of Whipped Cream in your Hot Cocoa

15. Roll marshmallows in them and eat them whole, toast them in the microwave or drop them in hot cocoa


Make Candy Cane Sugar:

16. Sweeten your Hot Tea

17. Sweeten your Iced Tea

18. Sweeten your Hot Cocoa

19. Sweeten your Coffee or Mocha

20. Use to rim your Cocktails (or this one)


Use them in recipes:

21. White Chocolate Candy Cane Fudge

22. Peppermint Four Layer Cake

23. Chocolate Mint Layer Cake

24. Chocolate Peppermint Bark (I like to pour mine into candy cups instead of making a bark.)

25. Make vanilla ice cream into Peppermint Ice Cream

26. Make your own Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwiches

27. Chocolate Candy Cane Sandwich Cookies

28. Candy Cane Chocolate Chunk Cookies

29. Candy Cane Brownies (these are vegan!)

30. Chocolate Peppermint Pinwheels

31. Peppermint Meringues

32. Add to Rice Krispies Treats

33. Candy Cane Cheesecake


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