Holidays come and go, leaving an abundance of leftover candy in their wake. This is especially true with candy canes. Instead of throwing away that extra box of mint treats, why not use them to make some delicious treats? Thanks to TikTok, there are plenty of ways to make those extra candy canes work. If you don’t want to be stuck with excess peppermint this holiday season, here are five recipes you can make with leftover candy cane.
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1. Candy Cane Dip
Dips aren’t just for fries and veggies, they’re also a delicious dessert. This candy cane dip requires a blend of Greek yogurt, cashew butter, maple syrup, sea salt, and peppermint extract. Then you can garnish with a festive assortment of crushed candy canes and white chocolate chips. This dip pairs well with fruit, rice cakes, graham crackers and other sugary snacks.
This simple baking dish will be your holiday staple:
2. Gluten free oat peppermint chocolate brownie
Chocolate and peppermint are two flavors that were “mint” to each other. Start by adding oats, bananas, cocoa powder, maple syrup, baking powder, salt, and peppermint extract to a blender. Then pour the mixture into a baking dish and sprinkle dark chocolate chips on top before baking. Garnish with crushed candy canes and enjoy!
3. Candy Cane Cup Cake
You’ll be hooked on mug cakes after trying this easy recipe. First, add the all-purpose flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt to a cup. Then stir. Once these ingredients are combined, add milk, neutral oil, chocolate chips and crushed candy canes. Mix the ingredients well before cooking in the microwave for about 90 seconds. Finally, decorate with a pinch of pieces of candy cane and enjoy!
4. Candy Cane Vodka
For a variation on your traditional vodka, look no further than this easy recipe. First, place your crushed candy canes in a mason jar. Then pour in the vodka of your choice. Cap the jar and shake it until the contents turn bright red. Then refrigerate for four hours. Use your candy cane vodka to add hot chocolate or coffee, or make a mint cocktail.
5. Candy Cane Mocha
For some much-needed uplifting mint in the morning, this recipe is for you. Start by adding a few kisses of Hershey Cane to a glass. Then add a little espresso, followed by a mixture of milk foam and peppermint mocha cream. Garnish with whipped cream and a pinch of candy cane pieces.
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