Ideas for Leftover Candy Canes

Fun fact: December 26 is National Candy Cane Day—perfect timing for making use of the leftover candy canes you might have hanging on your Christmas tree.

A few low-maintained ideas for candy canes are using them as stirrers to infuse drinks with peppermint or creating heart cupcakes with them (perfect for Valentine’s Day!).

Looking to incorporate the sweet treats into your holiday desserts? Look no further than these over-the-top crowd-pleasers:

Peppermint-Mousse Cake

Ice Cream Bombe

White Chocolate and Peppermint Brownies

Chocolate-Peppermint Wafers

Chocolate-Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches


Got other kinds of candy leftover? Check out these ten recipes, too.


  1. Brad E Wakeman

    I like the stirrer idea. Thanks!

    December 26, 2013 at 12:58 pm

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