Candy canes are a beautiful and delicious holiday staple with plenty of purpose. These traditional Christmas treats make great gifts, fast decorations and delicious holiday treats. Red, white and beautiful candy canes are perfect to present as presents and as last minute decorating solutions. Theme your entire holiday style around peppermint canes and you will have a fun and festive home worthy of St. Nick.
Need a little hostess gift or a pretty party treat. Candy canes are the perfect way to present yuletide cheer. Simply place a cluster of candy canes in a basket or vase and you’ll bring a smile to those who receive. Place floral foam in the bottom of a basket, top with a bundle of curled ribbon and wedge the ends of the canes down into the foam to be held firmly into position. This makes a joyful and fun table decoration, a great way to let guest grab a peppermint stick as they leave, or a holiday gift filled with flavor!
KICK UP THOSE FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS BY INSERTING A FEW CANDY CANES!
Make super cute Reindeer Canes! These fun holiday novelties are great to give as special treats, hang on the Christmas tree, and a fun way to keep the kids entertained during winter break. Simply glue a fluffy felt ball at the end of the cane, add two wiggle eyes, and twist a pipe cleaner around the top to form squiggly antlers. Reindeer Canes are great attached to your Christmas gifts!
A super fast way to decorate for the holidays is with lots of candy canes! You can quickly transform your home into a dazzling red and white wonderland by incorporating candy canes into your holiday designs. Inexpensive, naturally beautiful, and ready to display, peppermint sticks can be hung on the tree, used as a showy candle holder, replace flowers as centerpieces and used in place of traditional Christmas ornaments. Even just a simple glass of canes with a sprig of fresh leaves will make a charming holiday statement.
Transform your typical dessert by turning it into peppermint stick perfection. Dip canes into chocolate for a yummy after dinner treat, add a mini candy cane to the top of any homemade or store bought cup cake, place a cane right into that holiday cocktail or hot beverage, and crush peppermint sticks and sprinkle the top of your cake. Candy canes kick up any treat elevating it into a delightful holiday themed presentation.
Lovely to behold and yummy to your tummy, these very easy recipes will warm your heart and have you family and guests coming back for more. Have leftover candy canes from Christmas? Make one or two of these delicious delights for your New Years Eve party!
Beautiful to behold and a delicious taste sensation, these chocolate filled Christmas hearts make a wonderful addition to your cookie exchange or placed on a platter for a very lucky Santa.
What you will need:
Candy canes – if you want to make 10 hearts, you’ll need 20 candy canes
Sprinkles or nonpareils
What to do:
Unwrap all your candy canes and place them in the shape of a heart on baking paper.
Heat chocolate and spoon into the center of the hearts. Be sure to fill all the little nooks.
You can make all with dark chocolate then top some with white, or do half all dark and half all white.
Sprinkle with your choice of nonpareils and let set.
(Note…white chocolate takes a little longer to set than dark)
Chocolate dipped canes are delicious to add to your dessert tray, to give as gifts or to snack on with a cup of coffee. Great December after school treat for the kids!
What you need:
What to do:
Gently melt chocolate (you can place chocolate in a mug and microwave)
Un-wrap candy canes
Chop one candy cane very fine (best to place in a plastic bag or wedged between wax paper)
Dip the canes, one at a time, in the melted chocolate
Shake or scrape off the excess chocolate
Sprinkle with tiny shards of the chopped peppermint
Let dry on wax or parchment paper
These tasty treats look exquisite yet are inexpensive and very easy to make. Fast and fun, these Peppermint Pillows will wow your guests and bring merriment to your holiday parties.
What you need:
1 Bag large marshmallows
1 Package small candy canes
2 Cups melted chocolate (any melting chocolate will do…block, morsels or chips, semi sweet, dark or milk)
3/4 Cup crushed candy canes
What to do:
Stick a mini candy cane into the large marshmallow. Dip the marshmallow into the melted chocolate, allow excess chocolate to drip off, then roll into the crushed candy cane. Place on a waxed paper lined baking sheet and let dry.