This Holiday season has gone by way too fast for me. I definitely haven’t had my share of eggnog, carols, or candy canes yet. If you’re like me and still have lots to do…let’s hurry!
Here are a few quick last minute candy cane treats that make quick homemade gifts, too.
For the coffee lover:
Candy Cane Meringue Coffee Toppers: Drop crushed candy canes by teaspoons onto parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350* for 4 minutes or until melted. Quickly top with store bought meringues.
For the hot chocolate lover:
Chocolate Candy Cane Marshmallow Hot Cocoa Toppers: Drop crushed candy canes by teaspoons onto parchment lined baking sheet. Bake 4 minutes or until melted. Quickly top with marshmallows, giving a little twist to set. Let cool. Dip tops into melted chocolate. Let set.
For the nut lover:
Peppermint Peanut Brittle: Drop crushed candy canes by tablespoons onto parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350* for 4 minutes. Quickly top each with tablespoon of unsalted peanuts. Return to oven for 3 minutes. Let cool. Store in airtight container.
For the sugar lover:
Candy Cane Sugar: Microwave 1 crushed mini candy cane with 1 teaspoon warm water for 30 seconds. Stir until melted. Let cool. Whisk into 1/4 cup granulated sugar until fully absorbed. Let air dry in a single layer on parchment paper for at least two hours. Pulse in mini processor until fine. Double recipe as needed. Store in airtight containers. Perfect for baking, coffee, or a peppermint twist French 75 champagne cocktail!
If you need an emergency dessert, don’t forget about the Mini Candy Cane Magic Mug Cake
I hope everyone has a beautiful Holiday season spent with friends and family and a very happy and healthy New Year!
As always, if you have any questions as to what to do with any leftovers, just ask!