16 Festive Candy Cane Treats For The Holidays

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!

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

Festive Wands: 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.

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Chocolate Stir Sticks: 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: Recipe included for a chocolate chunk cheesecake, sticks of peppermint candy are used to decorate.

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Dipped Biscotti: 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: 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: This uses drinking straws but peppermint sticks or candy canes can be used instead.

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

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

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

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Angel Food Cake: 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: 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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Dessert Squares: Can be served frozen or refrigerated, filled with bits of crushed candy and topped with mini candy canes.

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

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

Cake With Candy Trim: 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).

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

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