Want to know how to make candy canes? Pumpkins are for Halloween as candy canes are for Christmas. If you want to know how to make them and in need of candy cane ideas and recipes, this list is for you.
Candy canes, holiday music, and twinkling lights are all indications that the holiday season is here. The air is filled with magical feeling as we put festive decor and lights to adorn our houses. Our ovens are definitely fired up with lots of baking sessions. If you’re looking for easy Christmas treats, I've got 18 candy cane treats that are delicious, super easy to make and extra festive. Enjoy the treats below, I’m sure they’ll give you plenty of inspiration to get into the holiday spirit!
Candy Cane Ideas And Recipes For A Fun Filled Holiday
Thinking about the minty goodness of candy canes brings back so many fun memories from my childhood. I have to admit it’s not my most favorite candy but during the holiday season, it’s almost the only candy I can get my hands on. So now that it’s that season again, why not just learn how to make candy canes. Find out what other holiday treats you can make with it. If you need a boost, here are a few ideas you can try.
1. Homemade Candy Canes
Before anything else, it’s important you know how to make the basic candy cane. You know nothing beats a homemade treat.
2. Candy Cane Brownie Cookies
Chewy and fudgy, the goodness of brownies and candy cane all rolled into one. Make a batch of these candy cane brownie cookies and use the extra time for wrapping your presents! Who would not love a cookie with a touch of the Christmas staple?
3. Chocolate Peppermint Truffles
Make your truffles taste better by adding peppermint. These easy to make chocolate peppermint truffles will surely brighten up your morning.
4. Peppermint Bark Candy Cane Hearts
Here’s a great way to spread the love this holiday season. House these peppermint bark candy cane hearts in a beautiful holiday tin can because they're the perfect gift for neighbors, teachers, family, and friends!
5. Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes
Transform a Starbucks drink into a delicious dessert. These peppermint mocha cupcakes make a great party finger food and look amazingly beautiful on a holiday table.
6. Candy Cane Snowball Cookies
These snowballs will just melt in your mouth. Yum! Create a batch of these candy cane snowball cookies in a snap- spreading holiday goodness has never been this easy!
7. Peppermint Bark
Dig in the holiday spirit with peppermint bark! The classic bark with layers of dark and white chocolate with crushed candy canes to fill the holiday with classic flavor of festivity.
8. Peppermint Eggnog Cupcakes
A combination of two Christmas classics, peppermint, and eggnog! For all the cupcakes lovers in your life, these yummy-licious peppermint eggnog cupcakes will surely hit the spot. The candy canes transform these cupcakes into fun-filled treats.
9. Peppermint Brownies
Your classic fudge brownie with peppermint extract and mint chips. These peppermint brownies is a great holiday treat that's perfect as a gift – beware, it's delightfully addictive!
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10. Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Pops
Perfect giveaway for the kids or kids at heart. Give yourself a little break from all the holiday stress and make these candy cane hot cocoa pops. It's super easy to make, you'll have extra time to take good care of other tasks on your holiday list!
11. Vegan Candy Cane Oreos
You’ll love this healthier version of oreo with a twist. These Vegan candy cane Oreos are amazingly delicious and beautifully festive on a platter.
12. Candy Cane Fudge
This candy cane fudge is not only minty and delicious, they’re also visually appealing. I will serve this for my holiday brunch. It can also be a perfect evening snack paired with hot chocolate. Yum!
13. White Chocolate Peppermint Swizzle Sticks
These white chocolate peppermint swizzle sticks take your candy cane to the next level. It wouldn't be Christmas at my homestead without them!
14. Gluten-Free Vegan Candy Cane Snowballs
Impress your loved ones by making these snowballs with all your candy canes. I believe nobody can resist these gluten-free vegan candy cane snowballs.
15. Chocolate Gingerbread Men
These are just soooo adorable! Make your army with this chocolate gingerbread men recipe. This will surely let you see some satisfied smiles.
16. White Chocolate Peppermint Mousse
An easy dessert idea you can whip up in a flash. This white chocolate peppermint mousse makes good use of candy canes. A must try it to savor the perfect combination of peppermint and chocolate.
17. Soft Serve Peppermint Ice Cream
In case you’re craving something a bit cold with a touch of candy cane on it, then this soft serve peppermint ice cream will turn your holiday spirit on.
18. Green Peppermint Smoothie
Have you ever thought candy cane will be good for you? It can be with this green peppermint smoothie recipe. It got the healthy dose of spinach.
And now that you have candy canes on your mind, why not tis' the season with a beautiful holiday tee? I assure this won't break your bank.
Want to watch how CookingwithKarma makes her candy canes? Check it out in this video:
That about wraps up my candy cane ideas and recipes you'll love. Christmas is just around the corner and these candy cane treats are a perfect enhancement to any holiday plate or great gifts to make friends and family's holiday even merrier!
What do you think of these candy cane recipes? Which one will you try? Let me know how it went and share your experience with me in the comment section below.
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