Then I turned to my friend, Google, and found quite a few creative things. There is always the idea to use them to stir your hot chocolate or coffee. Or you could make Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallows or Peppermint Bark. But here are a few that I had never heard of that seemed interesting. These would also be great ideas to use for Valentines Day!
Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Then place two unwrapped candy canes together to form a heart. Place in an oven, at 350 degrees, until ends have been melted together. Just don’t leave them in too long or they will melt completely(trust me, I know!). Let cool. You then have a candy cane heart which would be perfect to place on the top of a cake or cupcake or to enjoy with your sweetheart!
This one seemed kinda silly but ended up being kinda tasty. Start by snapping the hook off of the candy cane so that you have a peppermint stick. Then cut a hole in the side of a lemon. Stick one end in the lemon and begin sucking on the other end of the peppermint stick. The acid from the lemon will eat away at the center of the stick creating a straw. It is an interesting mix of sweet and sour!
3. STAIN GLASS COOKIES
Typically these cookies are made with a clear hard colored candy, such as Jolly Ranchers, but the candy canes worked just as well!
This post is linked to Candy Cane Link Up – Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive 365