If you’re like most people, you probably have a good amount of leftover Christmas candy canes after the holidays are over. While these candies can be excellent on their own, they can be even better when used as an ingredient in other deliciously sweet treats. Also, after the holidays, many Christmas-themed candies are often on sale, and can be an inexpensive addition to many festive goodies.
The possibilities are limitless when it comes to using leftover candy canes after the holidays have ended. That’s why Candy Blog has come up with this incredible list of uses for candy canes. Here’s our favorites!
Use Them Whole
Used sparingly, candy canes can offer a little extra punch of flavor to many warm drinks throughout the winter. Particularly, you can use leftover candy canes to stir your hot chocolate. This will add a touch of peppermint to the rich chocolatey flavor of hot cocoa, and gives you and your family a little festive look for your wintery beverages. Leftover peppermint sticks can also work well as edible fondue sticks, and they work best when used with marshmallows.
Lightly Crushed Candy Canes
Crushed candy canes can not only add a festive look to your treats, but they also work well as delicious sweeteners that give off a mild peppermint flavor. Crushed candy canes work superbly well as a sweetener in many beverages such as hot tea, coffee, or even used around the rim of cocktail glasses to give your punches and eggnogs a little extra color.
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Used in Recipes
Leftover candy canes can also work wonders in your desserts. These leftover goodies work extremely well in white chocolate fudge, peppermint bark, rice crispy treats, and even cheesecake. When using them in baked goods, remember to use them sparingly as a little peppermint can go a long way.
Just because the holidays are over, doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the tastes of Christmas. Enjoy these fun ideas for repurposing candy canes!
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