Uses for Leftover Christmas Candy

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November 17, 2010

Leftover Christmas CandyCut up small leftover candy bars and mix into cookie dough or cake batter. Melt hard candies into lollipops. Turn mini candy bars into hot chocolate. Just add milk and heat in a saucepan and stir. Make s'mores. Decorate cupcakes or birthday cake with bits and pieces of candy. Use lifesavers to hold birthday candles in place. Use broken toffee pieces to stir into ice cream. Melt caramels, mints, and candy bars for ice cream topping or as a topping for brownies coming out of the oven.


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November 1, 2010

Use leftover Halloween candy (or any other holiday candies) for frosting. For candy corn, add a few drops of water to the candy and microwave until it is smooth consistency. Try tootsie rolls, candy bars, or other candy.

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January 15, 2005

Tips for using candy canes that are leftover from Christmas. Post your ideas.


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January 15, 20050 found this helpful

I always have a lot leftover after the holidays so I came up with a few ideas.

- Dissolve in mugs of coffee or hot chocolate for a tasty drink.


- Crush & use as a topping for cakes, cupcakes, cookies, ice cream, etc

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January 16, 20050 found this helpful

I buy candy canes in after Christmas sales just so I'll have them to make things like peppermint brownies (crush and stir into the batter). I've seen lots of different flavors of candy canes, so the possibilities are endless.


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January 16, 20050 found this helpful

Use the broken candy canes for making Christmas chocolates... add crushed candy canes to melted white chocolate and pour into candy molds. Let set and pop out of the molds. Enjoy!


Very pretty and tasty. If you have too many for next fall's chocolates remember that candy canes do not go "bad". Keep them for the next fall after that.

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January 17, 20050 found this helpful

Use for Valentine's Day heart shaped candy. Unwrap two candy canes, place on a baking sheet in the shape of a heart (hook to hook and tail to tail). Bake at 350 for a couple minutes til they stick to each other. Cool and remove with a spatula. They look great placed on top of frosted cupcakes!

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January 17, 20050 found this helpful

Use almond bark or chocolate bark sold in baking good aisle near chocolate chips. Melt in microwave, add 3-4 Tablespoons (to taste) of peppermint extract. Stir well. Pour onto sheet of tin foil on a cookie sheet (I use the "release" kind of foil) & then sprinkle with crushed candy canes.


Pop into fridge for 15 min & remove break up & store in ziplocks. Cheap, Easy, Yummy! Great gift!

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December 27, 20150 found this helpful

I grind hard candies ( red hots, hard fruit flavored, mints, etc.) in my coffee grinder and use the sugar to top cookies and such. I also melt jello into marshmallows and make different flavored marshmallow rice krispy bars. I even mold the different colored into egg shapes for Easter time.

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