11 Fun Ways to Use Leftover Candy Canes!

If your Christmas was anything like ours, Santa brought you more candy canes than you know what to do with. Unlike Halloween candy, which you can still use well into next summer, you can only give someone a candy cane for another two weeks or so. Nobody wants a candy cane in March. So if you’ve got candy canes that you need to use pronto, here are 11 recipes to help get you started.


  • Chocolate-Covered Candy Canes 1 of 11
    These chocolate covered candy canes are not only scrumptious, they're a fun craft you can do together with your kids. A great way to spend a lazy Christmas break afternoon.
    Make Chocolate-Covered Candy Canes
  • Candy Cane Milk Shooters 2 of 11
    If you've been feeling guilty about the amount of candy your kids have been eating the past week, here's a way to give into their desire for Christmas candy and at least get a little bit of vitamin D in the process. It's not exactly healthy, but it's not exactly unhealthy either.
    Make Candy Cane Milk Shooters
  • Candy Cane Chocolate Donuts 3 of 11
    As the undying popularity of Thin Mints demonstrates, chocolate and mint are an incredible pairing. Throw some buttercream frosting into the mix and you've got a wonderfully decadent post-Christmas breakfast.
    Make Candy Cane Chocolate Donuts
  • Candy Cane Brittle 4 of 11
    Did you forget a present for a co-worker or one of your kid's friends? Here's a way to whip up a quick and easy gift and unload some your extraneous candy canes at the same time. This candy cane brittle is a delicious and easy treat.
    Make Candy Cane Brittle
  • Chocolate Candy Cane Mug Cake 5 of 11
    Winter is the time for eating things out of mugs, so this candy cane mug cake is a great way to celebrate the season. Perfect for an evening in with your special someone (fireplace optional).
    Make Candy Cane Mug Cake
  • Candy Cane Ice Cream 6 of 11
    This candy cane ice cream is a quick and easy way to give a little zip to some plain old vanilla ice cream. Also, since it calls for crushed candy canes, it's a great way to use candy canes that may have gotten too smashed to eat otherwise.
    Make Candy Cane Ice Cream
  • Candy Cane Cake in a Jar 7 of 11
    You like cake, you like candy canes. Your kids like cake, your kids like candy canes. What are you waiting for?
    Make Candy Cane Cake in a Jar
  • Frozen Candy Cane Ice Cream Pie 8 of 11
    If you need to make a dessert for visiting family, but don't have a lot of time (because you have visiting family), candy cane ice cream pie is a dessert that couldn't be quicker and easier.
    Make Candy Cane Ice Cream Pie
  • Candy Cane Crunch Rolls 9 of 11
    Breakfast rolls are a staple over the holidays when everyone is home and you can afford to have a lazy breakfast. Adding a little crushed candy cane is a great way to add a little holiday flair.
    Make Candy Cane Crunch Rolls
  • Candy Cane Dessert Shooters 10 of 11
    Want to make a delicious dessert but need to put a limit on how much you eat? Candy cane dessert shooters are the perfect dessert for you.
    Make Candy Cane Dessert Shooters
  • White Chocolate Candy Cane Pretzels 11 of 11

    Salty, sweet, and minty? Sign me up!
    Make Candy Can White Chocolate Pretzels


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