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???

Chubfuddler Tue 11-Dec-12 18:35:56

Hang them on the tree

fantashtic Tue 11-Dec-12 18:36:51

Add them to wrapped presents - I poke them under the curling ribbon.

hazeyjane Tue 11-Dec-12 18:38:11

stick them in hot chocolate, poking out of the squirty cream

bigbadbarry Tue 11-Dec-12 18:40:48

Make this (assuming they are peppermint)

SquishyCinnamonSwirls Tue 11-Dec-12 18:41:10

hang them on the tree, or when you wrap your presents tie one on with ribbon.

bedmonster Tue 11-Dec-12 18:49:29

Ours are on the tree, lots of different sizes and flavours. Looks very cute. Have also stuck them on presents wrapped in brown paper with a wide cream ribbon and a skinny red one on the top.

Splatt34 Tue 11-Dec-12 18:50:42

eat them!

MrsBovary Tue 11-Dec-12 18:55:17

We put them in stockings. Also, the children have them in hot chocolate, they're crushed and melted. There's lots of recipes for this around.

MooseyMoo Tue 11-Dec-12 18:58:44

I was going to make a candy cane sleigh with them

spookysal Tue 11-Dec-12 19:15:17

Where can you buy peppermint ones?

ByTheWay1 Tue 11-Dec-12 19:17:41

make some cute mice

Stuffingballs Tue 11-Dec-12 19:20:00

I hang them on my tree, then DS eats them all hmm

Stuffingballs Tue 11-Dec-12 19:20:25

You can buy them in the poundshop,Spooky.

ByTheWay1 Tue 11-Dec-12 19:22:00

Pound shops are great for candy canes - a dozen or more for a pound..

ByTheWay1 Tue 11-Dec-12 19:22:24

sorry xpost!!

spookysal Tue 11-Dec-12 19:25:44

Thanks smile

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Tue 11-Dec-12 19:27:08

Does anyone know where you can buy non minty ones? I hate mint, really hate it, but they look so pretty.

Vertically Tue 11-Dec-12 19:45:55

here do non-mint ones candy canes

Kingdom of Sweets (we found it at Lakeside, new shop) does alot of American sweets.
I bought fruit flavoured candy canes there (£2 a box)

janeyjampot Tue 11-Dec-12 22:38:15

Aldi also sell fruit-flavoured ones.

bedmonster Tue 11-Dec-12 22:41:36

Mr simms sweet shops sell them in lots of different sizes and flavours for 99p each.

BringUsSomePigleyPudding Tue 11-Dec-12 22:58:05

Festive candle holders

InExitCelsisDeo Tue 11-Dec-12 22:59:40

Last years are still lying on the table in the conservatory. Melting when the sun comes out.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Tue 11-Dec-12 23:06:13

Thank you all, not sure if I will be able to get to any of those stores this side of Christmas but will bear them in mind for next year. Postage a bit prohibitive on the Jelly Belly ones but they look yummy!

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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