What To Do With Leftover Candy Canes

by Marie on January 6, 2010

If you’re like us, you still have un-eaten candy canes all over your kitchen. They’re too pretty to throw away and you can’t really give them to anyone, as they have their own piles at home too! So here’s a few things you can do to give candy canes new life without throwing them out.

  • Crush Them: Crushed candy canes make for great toppings on almost any dessert. Pies, ice cream, brownies, cookies, cakes, the list goes on. They can be the topping or mixed right into the recipe. If you’re going to mix in your crushed candy canes, I highly suggest blending or pureeing them. It will make for a much finer taste as it’s baked or mixed into another dessert.

Peppermint Whipped Cream for your Hot Chocolate

  • Dip Them: We like to dip our candy canes in chocolate too. Then it’s ready for milk, chocolate milk, hot chocolate, coffee, again, the list goes on. Or if you don’t want to dip them, they’re great just as a stir stick with your hot drink.

Chocolate Dipped Candy Canes Ready for Stirring

  • Bake Them: You can even bake your candy canes. Once they’re baked you can move them into fun shapes. We’ve baked 2 candy canes together to make a heart. Or even broken off pieces and shaped them into letters.

Baked Candy Canes for LOVE


I just had to add this funny video I found with ideas for your candy canes. The lady on the video is a hoot! — What have you done with your leftover candy canes?

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