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Old 12-28-2015, 04:16 PM   #1
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Candy Canes - What now?

I have lots of left over candy canes and need some ideas about how to use them up. Most dessert recipes call for one or two chopped up. I have about 60 full sized candy canes to use up. Any ideas?

We are having a new years eve party and so there is a small window of opportunity soon.

So far I have planned:
Peppermint meringues - 2 canes
Chocolate cake with candy cane sprinkles in the icing - 1 cane

60 canes - 3 canes = waaaay to many left.

Any ideas?

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Old 12-28-2015, 04:18 PM   #2
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They last forever. Put some away for next year

You could also make chocolate bark with some of it.
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They last forever. Put some away for next year

You could also make chocolate bark with some of it.

This.
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Old 12-28-2015, 04:29 PM   #4
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Candy Canes - What now?

Peppermint vodka. Just stick a bunch of crushed up canes into a bottle of vodka, cap, shake every once in a while, let steep.

Chocolate peppermint fudge.

Use as stir sticks in hot chocolate.
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Old 12-28-2015, 04:34 PM   #5
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Crushed and sprinkled on whipped cream in hot cocoa. You could add some peppermint schnapps for a boozy hot drink. Use them whole as stirrers. Looks festive!

lol...posting the same time as you, Dawg....
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Great minds and all, Cheryl!
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Great minds and all, Cheryl!
Boozy thoughts, too.
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Swizzle sticks is my first choice!

Crushed over vanilla ice cream would be my second.

A cheap Valentines day gift!

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Ice cream!
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Funny, I was just looking on Pinterest and there are loads of ideas for leftover Candy Canes, WHO KNEW!

My favorites where Candy Cane Whoopee Pies.
Candy Cane Triffle (a big bowl of it for the party?)
and then the Candy Can Wreath, a nice party gift for your guests?
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