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15 Uses For Candy Canes
15 USES For CANDY CANES
Candy canes are not only tasty and inexpensive, but there are so many other fun uses for candy canes beside eating them. You can decorate edible treats, use for stir sticks in hot chocolate and coffee, garnish candy cane martinis with them and so much more. So don't throw away your left over holiday candy canes until you've tried these ideas.
#1 Candy Cane Marshmallows
Candy Cane marshmallows:
1 cup powdered sugar
5 teaspoons water
6 candy canes (ground)
1 bag of jumbo marshmallows
Cookie sheet lined with wax paper
1. Pour powdered sugar in a bowl.
2. Add water 1 teaspoon at a time until you've created a thin glaze.
3. Place candy canes in a blender and blend until finely ground.
4. Place a toothpick in the end of marshmallow.
5. Roll marshmallow in glaze; covering botton and sides.
7. Roll marshmallow in candy canes until glaze is covered.
8. Place in freezer. They are done when the marshmallow pops off easily from the wax paper.
Store leftover in a bag in the freezer.
Great treat to add to your hot chocolate! (Don't forget to remove the toothpick first.)
#2 Decorative Candles
Decorative Candy Cane Candles:
Use heavy duty double stick tape to make the candy canes stick to the candle.
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Do You Like Candy Canes?
Do you like candy canes?
#3 Dipped Chocolate Candy Cane Sticks
Dipped Chocolate Candy Cane Sticks:
Dip candy canes in your favorite melted chocolate. Yummy!
Use for stirring sticks in hot chocolate or package in clear cellophane with a bow to make a small gift.
#4 Candy Cane Hot Chocolate
Candy Cane Hot Chocolate:
4 cups milk
3 (1 oz.) squares semisweet chocolate (chopped)
4 peppermint candy canes (crushed)
1 cup whipped cream
4 small peppermint candy canes
1. In a saucepan, heat milk until hot (do not bring to a boil)
2. Whisk in the chocolate and the crushed peppermint candies until melted and smooth.
3. Pour hot cocoa into four mugs: garnish with whipped cream.
4. Add a candy cane stiring stick and serve.
#5 Whipped Cream Topper
Candy Cane Whipped Cream Topper:
Use crushed candy canes on top of whipped cream. For more color, use crushed colored candy canes like those in the photo. Tasty on top of hot chocolate!
#6 Candy Cane Mug Gift
Fill these fun mugs with your favorite holiday drink, or fill with treats for gift giving.
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#7 Floral Arrangements
Candy Cane Floral Arrangements:
Candy canes are nice touch to any holiday floral arrangement!
#8 Replace Your Flowers With Candy Canes
#9 Candy Cane Martinis
Candy Cane Martinis:
1 oz vodka
1/2 oz peppermint schnapps
4 candy canes
Cherry balls (optional)
1. Fill a shaker with crushed ice, vodka and schnapps.
2. Shake well and pour into glasses.
3. Garnish with candy canes and cherry balls.
Makes 4 servings
#10 Cards and Gift Tags
Candy Cane Cards and Gift Tags:
Add your favorite greeting or poem to make a card. For gift tags, tie a small bow around the candy cane and tape to a gift.
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#11 Party Favors
Candy Cane Party Favors:
Wrap in cellophane, add a bow, and you have a cute party favor.
#12 Cupcakes Decorations
Use mini candy canes to decorate cup cakes.
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#13 Cake Decorations
Candy Cane Cake Decorations:
Crush your candy canes and use them to decorate your cakes.
#14 Christmas Tree Decorations
Candy Cane Christmas Tree Decorations:
Depending on your preference, use white, red and white, colored, regular size and/or miniture candy canes.
Do You Decorate Your Christmas Tree With Candy Canes
Do you put candy canes on your Christmas tree?
#15 Drink Stirring Sticks
Candy Cane Drink Stirring Sticks For:
Cocktails (Vodka infused with candycanes makes a peppermint schnapps-like infusion)
Candy Cane Clothing
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