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

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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???

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

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.

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.

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!

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!"

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

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

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!

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!

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

Think home bargains do strawberry ones

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!

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.

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

Festive candle holders

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

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

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

Aldi also sell fruit-flavoured ones.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 11-Dec-12 21:23:51

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)

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

here do non-mint ones candy canes

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.

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

Thanks smile

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

sorry xpost!!

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

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

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

You can buy them in the poundshop,Spooky.

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

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

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

make some cute mice

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

Where can you buy peppermint ones?

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

I was going to make a candy cane sleigh with them

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