Candy Cane Day: December 26

mason jar filled with peppermint candy canes

Candy Canes are Festive and Fun!

Candy canes are a favorite holiday treat. Their versatility makes them perfect for all kinds of edible and decorative uses! Plastic versions work great for décor purposes too and can be reused each year!

Here are ten festive ways to use candy canes this season:

  • Enjoy them as a festive treat. Savor the traditional minty flavor or try new fruit flavors.
  • Stir your hot cocoa or coffee with a candy cane to add a touch of minty sweetness to your favorite warm beverages.
  • Use crushed candy canes as a topping for ice cream, adding a delightful crunch and burst of flavor.
  • Create festive holiday decorations. Add them to wreaths, trees or hang them around your house.
  • Incorporate crushed candy canes into your baking, using them as a topping for brownies, cookies, or cupcakes.
  • Use candy canes as stir sticks for holiday-themed cocktails or mocktails, adding a seasonal twist to your beverages.
  • Create candy cane-themed gift packages by bundling them with hot cocoa mix or other holiday treats.
  • Attach candy canes to gifts as decorative and edible embellishments.
  • Mini candy canes can be crafted into a candy cane tree and used as a centerpiece.
  • Crush candy canes and mix them into homemade trail mix for a sweet and minty twist on a classic snack.

No matter how or which enjoy candy canes you enjoy (traditional peppermint, fruit, or cinnamon), they are sure to make your holiday celebrations much more delightful.

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