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16 Festive Candy Cane Treats For The Holidays

Posted By Tipnut On December 7, 2011 @ 12:11 pm In Recipes | No Comments

Here are over a dozen different ideas for incorporating candy canes and peppermint sticks into gift-worthy food treats (both whole and crushed). Most of these are super-easy to make yet they provide an impressive display on the holiday dessert table and are happily received as gifts.

Quick Tip: Enjoy a hot mug of cocoa or coffee with a stick of peppermint (or candy cane) as the stir stick, it will add a lovely peppermint flavor to the beverage.

Enjoy the treats below, I’m sure they’ll give you plenty of inspiration!

countryliving.com

countryliving.com

Chocolate-Dipped [1]: Peppermint sticks are dipped in melted white chocolate, allowed to set for 5 minutes then rolled in white nonpareils.

Festive Wands [2]: These are dipped in a mixture of melted semisweet chocolate chips or white vanilla baking chips and shortening then rolled in crushed hard candies, glitter sugars, etc.

bettycrocker.com

bettycrocker.com

mrsfieldssecrets.com

mrsfieldssecrets.com

Chocolate Stir Sticks [3]: Dipped in a mixture of melted premium chocolate chips (milk or semi-sweet) and heavy cream. Melted vanilla candy wafers drizzled over top.

Cheesecake Decoration [4]: Recipe included for a chocolate chunk cheesecake, sticks of peppermint candy are used to decorate.

myrecipes.com

myrecipes.com

landolakes.com

landolakes.com

Dipped Biscotti [5]: Homemade biscotti is dipped in a mixture of vanilla candy coating, a couple drops of red or pink food coloring, peppermint extract and then sprinkled with crushed candy canes.

Peppermint Bark [6]: Always a hit during the holidays, here’s a basic recipe for white chocolate bark along with 7 tasty twists (yum!).

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Hot Cocoa Dippers [7]: This uses drinking straws but peppermint sticks or candy canes can be used instead.

With White Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows [8]: Coarse white sugar coats the dipped marshmallows, these can be a treat themselves.

icingdesignsonline.blogspot.com

icingdesignsonline.blogspot.com

jennycookies.com

jennycookies.com

Cupcake Toppers [9]: Simple way to dress up frosted cupcakes, add North Pole flags (not provided but simple enough to make).

Holiday Fudge [10]: Gift-worthy idea, crushed peppermint candy tops squares or rounds of delicious fudge.

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

sunset.com

sunset.com

Angel Food Cake [11]: Here’s an easy way to transform a cake into something pretty & festive, frost cake with whipped cream then dust with crushed candy canes.

Sweetheart Pops [12]: An easy treat that works for both Christmas and Valentine’s Day, candy canes are melted into heart shapes, pinched onto lollipop sticks then filled with melted chocolate and sprinkles.

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landolakes.com

Dessert Squares [13]: Can be served frozen or refrigerated, filled with bits of crushed candy and topped with mini candy canes.

Chocolate Loaves [14]: Crushed candies are sprinkled over a freshly baked chocolate loaf then drizzled with melted vanilla chips.

tasteofhome.com

tasteofhome.com

cupcakesandcrablegs.com

cupcakesandcrablegs.com

Candy & Chocolate Covered Oreos [15]: Cookies are dipped in melted white chocolate then sprinkled with peppermint sprinkles or crushed candies.

Cake With Candy Trim [16]: Here’s another easy idea for jazzing up a plain cake, frost it with whipped cream then trim the bottom with coarsely crushed candy (and a bit in the center top too).

kraftcanada.com

kraftcanada.com

Making Chocolate Dipped Pretzels [17]

You Can Also Use Crushed Pieces When Making Chocolate Dipped Pretzels - Click Image To View Tutorial


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[1] Chocolate-Dipped: http://www.countryliving.com/recipefinder/chocolate-dipped-peppermint-sticks-desserts

[2] Festive Wands: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/candy-cane-wands/84596e4a-a433-4667-833e-187405101b28

[3] Chocolate Stir Sticks: http://www.mrsfields.com/blogs/blog/2009/12/recipe-chocolate-candy-cane-stir-sticks/

[4] Cheesecake Decoration: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chocolate-chunk-candy-cane-cheesecake-10000001923479/

[5] Dipped Biscotti: http://www.landolakes.com/recipe/1555/candy-cane-biscotti

[6] Peppermint Bark: http://tipnut.com/make-peppermint-bark/

[7] Hot Cocoa Dippers: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/christmas-ideas/easy-holiday-decorations#slide-5

[8] With White Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows: http://icingdesignsonline.blogspot.com/2010/12/peppermint-stick-white-chocolate.html

[9] Cupcake Toppers: http://jennycookies.com/2010/12/ally-hudsons-gingerbread-party/

[10] Holiday Fudge: http://www.marthastewart.com/350084/foolproof-holiday-fudge

[11] Angel Food Cake: http://www.sunset.com/food-wine/holidays-occasions/candy-cane-cake-00400000015429/

[12] Sweetheart Pops: http://spoonful.com/recipes/sweet-heart-pops

[13] Dessert Squares: http://www.landolakes.com/recipe/888/candy-cane-dessert-squares

[14] Chocolate Loaves: http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Candy-Cane-Chocolate-Loaves

[15] Candy & Chocolate Covered Oreos: http://www.cupcakesandcrablegs.com/2010/11/white-chocolate-covered-and-chunk-oreo.html

[16] Cake With Candy Trim: http://www.kraftcanada.com/en/recipes/chocolate-candy-cane-cake-89921.aspx

[17] Image: http://tipnut.com/chocolate-covered-pretzels/

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