9 Ways to use a candy cane!

posted on December 21, 2009 by  |  posted under Christmas, Gift Giving  |  4 Comments

9 Ways to use a candy cane

What to do with Candy Canes!  9 ideas on how to use Candy Canes Candy-Canes-4

This first one is a tutorial on chocolate dipped candy canes.  If you have extra chocolate left over from the Oreo Cookie tutorial this will be perfect for you!


1.  Break your candy cane right before it curves.  Make sure to take off the plastic!


2.  Dip the broken side into the chocolate.  I just used white chocolate candy and melted it in the microwave…thanks Jamie for the info


3.  Add sprinkles while the chocolate is still warm. Use wax paper to lay them on or spray a plate with PAM.  I found out they are ‘delicate’ and will break easy.  So use an easy off method! Stick them in the fridge until the chocolate gets hard…just a couple minutes.

Candy-Canes-0Put a cute bow and enjoy or deliver!

Candy Cane Trivia:

How many candy canes are made each year?

1.76 billion.  Most of which are bought within the four weeks before Christmas

How big was the biggest candy cane ever made?

 Over 36 feet tall!

Here are 8 other ideas

1. eHow Candycane vase

2.  Peppermint Cake from the Candy Blog

3. Brownies from Sugar Plum

4. Cupcake Heart Real Simple

Other ideas:

5.Stir your hot cocoa with a candy cane

6. Stir in broken pieces of candy cane into your milkshake

7. Eat it Plain!

8.  ‘Candy Cane’ someone’s house!  After Christmas when candy canes are $0.10 a box, buy a ton!  Then when it’s dark sneak over to a good friend’s house and decorate their yard with candy canes…without them knowing!!!  The next morning show up with candy cane hot cocoa and help them clean up the mess!  {Thanks Amber for this idea}

Links to the Legend of the candy cane:

1.Candy Cane Poem

2. ChristStory

3.  History of Candy Canes

9 Ways to use a candy cane

    1. December 21st, 2009 at 4:17 pm
      Lisa Bradford says:
      I love candy canes in hot cocoa..yum!! Fun post!!
    2. December 22nd, 2009 at 6:12 pm
      Junko says:
      super cute idea! I just got bunch of hot chocolate for super cheep...a box of hot chocolate with a few of these would be a super cute and easy idea! I better get started fast! Thanks :) LOVE your blog :)
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