Are you like me - do you dread the thought of the candy canes that seem to multiply and take over your house? Do your teeth ache at the thought of eating one from start to finish? (maybe that's just the orthodontist's granddaughter in me?) Here are some tasty and less cavity prone ways to utilize your ever growing stash...
Crush them for stress relief, and then:
- Put the crushed canes in cake batter to add a subtle flavor to your cake without much crunch (crunch factor depends on size of crushed bits)
- Mix into softened ice cream along with a few drops of complimentary flavoring, or make your own ice cream and add the flavor and crushed cane
- Make chocolate candy bark and add the crushed pieces to the top for added crunch and flavor
- Sprinkle into cookie batter like you would chocolate chips or M&Ms
Use them to adorn packages or fill in cookie trays - somewhat sneaky but definitely cute!
What do you do with all your candy canes? Are there other traditional treats that seem to multiply on you? I'd love to hear your creative solutions!