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Candy Cane Ideas

Each year there are lots of extra candy canes floating around the house. Use them up with these creative ideas.

  • Use candy canes as stirring sticks for hot beverages.
  • Add crushed candy canes to vanilla frosting and make cookie sandwiches with purchased cookies or graham crackers.
  • Add crushed candy canes to Rice Krispy treats.
  • Melt some purchased white almond bark and add crushed candy cane pieces. Pour onto waxed paper and chill for instant Candy Cane Bark.
  • Sprinkle crushed candy canes on top of iced cupakes or on top of ice cream sundaes.
  • Layer ice cream and hot fudge sauce with crushed candy canes and top with whipped cream for a peppermint twist treat.
  • Dip the candy canes in chocolate coating, following the directions at Coated Candy Canes
  • Save the candy canes and use them for decorations next year, like a Candy Cane Planter.
  • Then grab a candy cane to enjoy, and check out the Christmas Myths and Legends at About.com's Urban Legends site, including origins of candy canes!
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