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The holiday season is in full swing, which means if you haven’t gotten around to it yet, it’s time for Christmas decorations to go up. Traditionally, people like to deck the halls with trees delicately decorated with strings of popcorn, lights, ornaments and, of course, candy canes. But what do you do with all those leftover candy canes after the holidays are over? Whether you’re looking for ways to use those red and white candies or just want to bring the festive flavor of peppermint into your kitchen, these recipes are perfect for candy cane lovers of all stripes.
Make your everyday party mix more festive by adding crushed candy canes to it. This perfect snack will satisfy any sweet tooth.
Peppermint bark is a candy cane lover's dream for the holidays. Make this classic recipe with the family using homemade peppermint (or candy canes as a shortcut).
This festive white chocolate peppermint popcorn mix is a sweet and salty snack to share with your loved ones while snuggled up on the couch watching your favorite Christmas movie.
This holiday hot chocolate recipe will definitely hit the spot this winter. Upgrade your normal cocoa by adding peppermint extract. Take it to the next level by using a candy cane as a stirrer.
Instead of adding just peppermint extract, achieve that fresh peppermint flavor by mixing your cocoa with chocolate-dipped candy canes.
This is more than just your regular childhood dessert. With crushed peppermint candy canes baked on top, these rich mocha brownies are the chocolatey treat you need on your Christmas dessert table.
Not only is this hot chocolate packed with crushed peppermint candies, but it’s also boozed up with a splash of bourbon. You’ll never think of this classic holiday drink the same way again.
These bite-sized truffle cookies stuffed with candy kisses are a delicious treat for the holidays with minty chocolate flavor. They are great as is, but for an extra burst of texture and flavor, roll them in finely crushed candy canes instead of sugar.
Swap your basic holiday sugar cookies for this candy cane-inspired Christmas cookie. The red and white swirls are an especially festive addition to any cookie platter.
This will be your new favorite cookie recipe, especially if you’re a chocolate lover. It uses bittersweet chocolate, cocoa powder, cocoa nibs and white chocolate for tons of chocolatey deliciousness. The richness is counteracted by a perfect peppermint pastry cream in the middle.
These peppermint brownie cookies are your new guilty pleasure. They have the taste and pillowy texture of a brownie but with crushed peppermint candies on top.
Think candy canes are just for dessert? Add them to biscotti, then dunk all that deliciousness into your morning cup of joe.
Your family will devour this tart, made of a yummy mint chocolate filling and a chocolate crust. You could even try sprinkling crumbled candy cane between the crust and filling, or on top. Want to keep the holidays rolling with more festive desserts? Try these gingerbread recipes.
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