Candy canes... what do I do with them???

(34 Posts)
AuntieMaggie Tue 11-Dec-12 18:35:23

So for years I've wanted to do something with candy canes at christmas so I finally bought a load... so what do I do with them???

jojane Wed 12-Dec-12 11:51:04

Think home bargains do strawberry ones

EcoLady Wed 12-Dec-12 12:34:24

Tesco have fruit-flavoured ones. I was searching for classic ones to make peppermint bark and ended up smashing humbugs instead!

BornToFolk Wed 12-Dec-12 12:40:43

Hang them on the tree and spend the next 2 weeks saying "no, you may NOT have a candy cane!" to your DC every time they walk past the tree!

AuntieMaggie Wed 12-Dec-12 16:30:08

I don't have any DC and DNs don't like mint so just me...

betterwhenthesunshines Wed 12-Dec-12 16:32:57

Hang them on the tree and every child who comes to the house can take one. I said "One!"

Make peppermint bark. Melt milk chocolate, spread it over a tray or whatever then sprinkle over crushed candy canes. Leave to set in the fridge, then cut up. Sometimes I do a layer of milk chocolate then a layer white chocolate. T'is delish!

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Wed 12-Dec-12 21:27:44

No Tesco or Home Bargains here either, maybe next year.

We make chocolate bark too, no minty bits, just chocolate with nuts, cranberries, silver balls, lovely.

AudrinaWhiteChristmasAdare Wed 12-Dec-12 22:05:07

I've just been looking for a cheery printable about candy canes and found this letter confused

Our Elf on the Shelf is going to hang them from all the door hooks tonight and possibly make one of the sleighs linked earlier.

Waswondering Wed 12-Dec-12 22:09:22

I saw a nice idea on pinterest last year.

- Wash out a baked bean (or equivalent) tin
- put a layer of double sided sticky tape around middle
- stick candy canes around outside, handles facing outwards
- tie a red ribbon round the middle
- fill with red roses/rose buds.

Not sure I'll do it but thought my craft skills might extend almost that far wink

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