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4 Leftover Candy Cane Hacks

Too many leftover candy canes? Put them to use by making a candy cane platter, shot glasses, spoons and mini mug toppers!

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4 Leftover Candy Cane Hacks

Too many leftover candy canes? Put them to use by making a candy cane platter, shot glasses, spoons and mini mug toppers!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white candy melts, melted
  • ½ cup crushed candy canes
  • Melted dark chocolate
  • Festive sprinkles

Steps

  1. Combine the candy melts and crushed candy canes.
  2. Pour into a spoon-shaped mold and place in the fridge until fully set.
  3. Unmold and dip the tips of the spoons in melted dark chocolate. Sprinkle with festive sprinkles.
  4. Eat as is, or swirl in a mug of hot milk to have peppermint hot chocolate!

Ingredients

  • Candy canes or peppermint candies
  • White candy melts, melted
  • Festive sprinkles

Steps

  1. Line the candy canes up on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 350F for 10 minutes, until melted together.
  2. Spray house mug topper cookie cutters liberally with cooking spray.
  3. As soon as the candies come out of the oven, press the cookie cutters into the candy. Cool for 3-4 minutes, then gently remove the shapes from the cookie cutters. Place on the baking sheet and allow to fully cool. You will need 2 pieces from each cutter.
  4. Use the white candy melts as glue to build the house.
  5. Add festive sprinkles for decoration, then place on your mug and enjoy!

Ingredients

  • Candy canes

Steps

  1. Stick the candy canes vertically into a shot glass silicone mold. Break any candy canes that extend past the top of the mold, then place several pieces on top of the mold, to create the base of the shot glasses.
  2. Bake at 375F for 12-15 minutes, and cool completely in the mold.
  3. Unmold, fill with your desired drink and enjoy!

Ingredients

  • Straight candy cane sticks

Steps

  1. Line a baking sheet or cake pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place the candy canes inside, trimming them if necessary to create a tight fit.
  3. Bake at 350F for 10 minutes, or until the candy canes have just melted together.
  4. Cool in the pan for 30 minutes, then remove from the parchment paper and serve with your favorite treats!