What to do with leftover candy canes

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Here are 26 fun and creative ways to use up  the leftover candy canes you've got!

- Candy cane Martini from My Recipes
Cute food definitely not for kids!
- Chocolate candy cane cookies from Sweet Pea's Kitchen

- Candy cane hearts from Cute Food For Kids. I made these last year for Valentine's Day. So easy!

- Peppermint whipped cream!
Get the recipe from Make and Takes
- Get white chocolate peppermint marshmallow fudge recipe from The Leither Side Of Life

- Candy cane mice from Martha Stewart

- Rice Krispies snow balls from A Spicy Perspective
- Super easy peppermint bark from All Recipes

- Use the candy cane as hot chocolate stirrer.
 This photo is from ginnerbot on Flickr

- Peppermint cheese cake from Pea Body
- Mint hot cocoa from Jazzy Sinatra
ummm.... for the cold winter night!

- White chocolate and peppermint popcorn from Skip To My Lou
Yum yum.... Can't wait to try this!
- Create a candy cane star. From Rubber Stamping Diva

- White chocolate covered Oreo with peppermint sprinkles from Cup Cakes and Crab Legs

- Learn how to make peppermint ice cream cake step by step with Hostess
- Make a candy cane card for Valentine's day.
From Family Fun

- Get the peppermint sugar cookie recipe from Recipe Girl

- Candy cane bark from Better Homes and Gardens

- Holiday place card holder from Sew Many Ways
Have to remember this idea for the next Christmas!

- Candy cane biscotti from Annie's Eat

- Making Valentine's Day cupcakes really can't be any easier!
From Real Simple

- Chocolate candy cane cookies from Spicy Ice Cream

- One more candy cane cocktail!
From The Hip Stir

- Make you own candy cane sugar cubes!
Learn how to at Carolyn's Homework

- Candy cane vase from Ecopolitan Bride

- Candy cane heart with chocolate filling
Place candy canes on wax paper, then pour in melted chocolate or candy melt

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  1. Drats! I just chucked all mine out! Shame!

  2. They ALL sound good!! Especially the cocktails. :o)

  3. Great roundup, and thanks for including my cookies! This year I made candy cane ice cream that I then turned into an ice cream float! http://www.spicyicecream.com.au/2011/12/candy-cane-spiders-13-ways-with-candy.html

  4. Too bad that my candy cane pancakes didn't appear here - but these recipes look delicious! ^^ If I weren't surrounded by candy cane fiends I would make all of these!

  5. To Mindy, oh yeah, candy cane cocktail sounds so good! Sigh.... can't remember when was the last time I had a cocktail >,<

    To Lisa, thank you so much for sharing!

    To Aiko, I went through your blog, but can't find candy cane pancakes. I did found a white chocolate peppermint pancake recipe I would like to try http://shinsveganloving.blogspot.com/2011/12/ihop-style-white-chocolate-peppermint.html

  6. Glad you like the ideas. Thank you for visiting ^,^

  7. happy new year!!!

    thanks for a year(2011) so cute and delicious!


  8. i always love your suggestions! thank you.
    Good Year ^___^

  9. Hi Niky, welcome back to Cute Food For Kids. Wish you and family have a happy new year!

    To Ro,
    Thank you so much for the support throughout the year. You've always left the sweetest comments ^,^ thanks you again!

  10. Hi Trish, thank you so much for the comment :D

  11. I have to try these cocktails!!!

  12. How about an ice cream made with the canes for a sundae with hot fudge and whipped cream?

  13. Thank you both so much for the comments!
    Candy cane ice cream sounds so good already. It will be even better with fudge and whipped cream for sure! Feel hungry just think about it ;p

  14. What a great post. I just found a box of candy canes! Don't know if they are older than this past December.

    The last image you posted with the heart shaped cup (heart shaped handle) and saucer. I love it. I have a friend who is totally into hearts and was wondering if you remember where you got it.

    Shawna from Yellowknife

  15. I got the cup set from Daiso. Dais is a very big Japanes store, you can find it in many city in the States and Vancouver Canada. Everything in the store cost under 2 bucks. http://www.daisocanada.com/

  16. Thanks Tiffany! I have emailed them. :)

    Keep up the great site.
    Shawna from Yellowknife

  17. great i love the peppermint bark!!!!

  18. thanks for the great ideas- its early, but i want to make some of these with the candy canes i just got.

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