Candy canes are the rockstars of the holiday candy scene! Not only are they delicious they are versatile and can be used in everything from cocoa to christmas presents (don’t worry we will explain later).
From the traditional peppermint to whatever variety you prefer, there are always an abundance of them during the holiday season. If you have extras or just love them learn how to make the most of them.
Check out all of our candy cane tips below.
Stirring Stick for Hot Cocoa: Use a candy cane as a festive and flavorful stir stick for your hot cocoa. The peppermint flavor will infuse into the drink, adding a delightful twist.
Crushed Candy Cane Toppings: Crush candy canes and use the pieces as toppings for ice cream, cupcakes, or desserts. The vibrant red and white colors add a pop of holiday cheer.
Candy Cane Bark: Melt white and dark chocolate, spread it on a baking sheet, and sprinkle crushed candy canes on top. Once it hardens, break it into pieces for delicious candy cane bark.
Peppermint Coffee Sweetener: Crush a candy cane and add it to your coffee for a peppermint-flavored sweetener. It’s a festive way to enhance your morning brew.
Make a delicious cocktail: There are so many ways to infuse these candies in cocktails. Make our favorite cocktail here.
Candy Cane Rim for Cocktails: Crush candy canes and use them to rim the glasses of your holiday cocktails for a decorative and flavorful touch.
Candy Cane Marshmallow Dip: Mix crushed candy canes into marshmallow fluff for a sweet and minty dip. It’s perfect for serving with cookies or fruit.
Candy Cane Infused Vodka: Drop a few candy canes into a bottle of vodka and let it sit for a few days. The result is a peppermint-infused vodka that can be used in holiday cocktails. Or just pick up some A.M. Scott Distillery Peppermint Vodka at one of our local stores like Needlers or Provisions.
Candy Cane Syrup: Make a simple syrup by dissolving crushed candy canes in hot water. Use the syrup to sweeten beverages, drizzle over desserts, or mix into cocktails.
Candy Cane Stirring Spoons: Melt chocolate onto the end of a candy cane to create a festive stirring spoon. Use it for hot beverages or as a sweet stir stick for cocktails.
Decorate your Christmas tree: These red and white candis are a beautiful way to adorn your tree.
Candy Cane Place Card Holders: Attach a small name card to the curved end of a candy cane and use it as a festive and edible place card holder for holiday dinners.
Candy Cane Rim for Dessert Plates: Crush candy canes and use them to rim the edges of dessert plates before serving cakes, pies, or other sweet treats. It adds a decorative touch and hints at the delicious flavors to come.
Candy Cane Hot Chocolate Spoons: Dip the straight end of a candy cane into melted chocolate and let it harden. Once set, you have a sweet and minty stir stick for your hot chocolate. Swirl it in your cup for a tasty treat!
Use Them For A Photo Shoot: Tell someone you love them, add them to a picture with your kids. There are many ways to add in your favorite candy in your photos this season.
Candy Cane Milkshake: Add crushed candy canes to your favorite vanilla or peppermint-flavored milkshake for a crunchy, minty twist. Top it with whipped cream and more crushed candy canes for extra flair.
Candy Cane Popcorn: Melt white chocolate, drizzle it over popcorn, and sprinkle crushed candy canes on top. Mix well and let it cool for a delicious and festive popcorn treat.
Candy Cane Cookie Decorations: Crush candy canes and use the pieces to decorate sugar cookies or gingerbread cookies. The colors and flavors complement the holiday theme.
Candy Cane Fruit Kabobs: Thread small pieces of fruit onto candy cane sticks for a festive and healthy treat. The peppermint from the candy canes adds a hint of sweetness to the fruit.
Candy Cane Trail Mix: Mix crushed candy canes with nuts, dried fruits, and chocolate for a tasty holiday trail mix. It’s a great snack for parties or gatherings.
Candy Cane Mini Wreaths: Attach small sections of candy canes together with a ribbon or twist ties to create mini wreaths. Hang them on the Christmas tree or use them as festive napkin holders.
Candy Cane Mocha: Crush a candy cane and add it to your favorite mocha for a minty and chocolaty twist. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed candy canes.
Candy Cane Gift Toppers: Attach mini candy canes to gift packages as festive and edible gift toppers. They add a touch of holiday cheer and can be enjoyed later.
These tips should help you infuse some holiday spirit into a variety of treats and activities!