10 Holiday Treats to Make with Candy Canes

Candy canes are a sweet, minty emblem of the holiday season, and anything made with them just feels a little more festive. Here are our favorite ways to put them to good use.
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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: Minty Marshmallows, Bark, DIY Peppermint Vodka, Candy Cane Cookies, Candy Cane Sugar, Fudge, Stained-Glass Cookies, Minty Whipped Cream, Cereal Treats, Stirring Stick Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Project: Foodnetwork.com, HOLIDAY/SUPER BOWL/COMFORT/HEALTHY Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel:

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Candy canes are a sweet, minty emblem of the holiday season, and anything made with them just feels a little more festive. Here are our favorite ways to put them to good use.

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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: Minty Marshmallows Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s Minty Marshmallows, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, HOLIDAY/SUPER BOWL/COMFORT/HEALTHY Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

Photo by: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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Minty Marshmallows

Roll homemade marshmallows in crushed candy canes and float them in your next cup of hot chocolate.

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Chocolate Bark

Chop candy canes and lay them out over melted chocolate. (White chocolate works particularly well with candy canes.)

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DIY Peppermint Vodka

Add candy canes to unflavored vodka, then let the candy infuse for a boozy, minty treat.

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Stained-Glass Cookies

Cut holes out of sugar cookies, then fill with crushed candy canes before baking.

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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: Cereal Treats Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s Cereal Treats, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, HOLIDAY/SUPER BOWL/COMFORT/HEALTHY Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

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Cereal Treats

Add a hit of mint to marshmallow bars by folding chopped candy canes into the cereal before packing it into the pan.

Check out the full gallery for all 10 fun ways to use up your surplus of candy canes.

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