5 ways to use leftover candy canes to make delicious desserts

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How to Get Started

Ask your children to collect all of the leftover candy canes. Then have them unwrap each one, breaking them into smaller pieces.

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Grind the Pieces

Place all of the smaller broken pieces into the food processor and chop until you have a slightly chunky powder.

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Choose a Recipe

Use this candy cane “powder” to add a little zip to otherwise ordinary goodies. Read on to find five favorite recipes that only get better when you mix in a little peppermint candy cane powder.

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White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

Simply melt a small amount of white chocolate, add a teaspoon of peppermint candy cane powder and drizzle on top of organic popped popcorn. It tastes just like the popcorn balls you remember from your childhood, and your children will adore this new family recipe.

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Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies

Add a teaspoon of the peppermint candy cane powder to the batter of your favorite chocolate chip recipe. Or better yet, sprinkle it on top of the dough balls before you place your cookie sheets in the oven. Viola – pepperminty heaven.

Peppermint Cocoa, Coffee or Tea

Instead of adding sugar or honey to your morning cup of coffee or tea – add a teaspoon of the candy cane powder. You won’t be disappointed, it makes it sweet with a kick! And for the little ones, a teaspoon of this candy cane goodness added to their favorite Fair Trade cocoa will send them to a minty wonderland.

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Vanilla Peppermint Ice Cream

By simply sprinkling your candy cane powder on top of a scoop of vanilla ice cream – you transform an ordinary treat into an extraordinary one. This is perfect for those cozy winter nights next to the fireplace.

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White Chocolate Candy Cane Pretzels

Who doesn’t love a pretzel dipped in chocolate? These can be a treat year round, and by adding a sprinkle or two of candy cane powder they become a festive winter treat.

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One Response to “5 ways to use leftover candy canes to make delicious desserts”

  1. one4earth says:

    The candy cane powder is a WONDERFUL idea!!!!!

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