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#1 Old 01-07-2011, 05:10 PM
 
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Christmas left us with tons of candy canes and peppermints. I've heard they will keep well in the fridge, but I'd like to try using them in desserts,etc... Any suggestions?
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#2 Old 01-07-2011, 05:12 PM
 
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Put them in brownies or cookies!

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Candy cane bark! Just melt good quality white or dark chocolate, stir in crushed candy canes, then spread onto a pan and chill. Cut into bars.

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So, would it be OK to use these ideas for Valentine's Day goodies? I also considered attempting melting some down with a little water to make a sort of simple syrup to use in lemonade, hot chocolate, tea, etc.., OH! What about adding some crushed to softened Soy Decadence? Instant peppermint ice cream!
Thanks for the suggestions!
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Hot cocoa and candy canes.


Or Heather's famous line.... Send them my way!
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Hot cocoa and candy canes.


Or Heather's famous line.... Send them my way!


That's actually the main reason I have so many. I made home made vegan peppermint hot chocolate mix for Christmas gifts.

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Yeah, crush them and put them in hot chocolate mix or in brownies or make chocolate bark.

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That's actually the main reason I have so many. I made home made vegan peppermint hot chocolate mix for Christmas gifts.

Girl, you should send me your address!

Too bad you don't live around the corner, I would come and nom your candy canes and in exchange, give you baked good
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Too bad you don't live around the corner, I would come and nom your candy canes and in exchange, give you baked good

Sounds like a pretty fair trade! Too bad they haven't perfected the Star Trek transporter "beam me up" thing.
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Sounds like a pretty fair trade! Too bad they haven't perfected the Star Trek transporter "beam me up" thing.

Seriously.
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Make what I did for part of my Christmas presents: Chocolate peppermint pretzel rods. I bought plain pretzel rods, then dipped them in melted chocolate. I immediately rolled the chocolate-dipped portion in crushed (I used my blender) peppermint stinks and popped them in the freezer on trays for quick cooling. I wrapped them in plastic wrap, tied a rainbow ribbon on them, and handed them out to my family and friends. They were a hit!

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Mmmm... sounds delicious! I'll do that. Thanks!
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All of these are great ideas so far. My suggestion is to make either a chocolate peppermint milkshake or a peppermint mocha (only difference between them is that the mocha uses espresso or coffee and a little milk of your choice while the milkshake uses only the milk of your choice). You can use powdered chocolate or chocolate syrup for the chocolate. Try adding a square of dark chocolate in there, too...adds some nice little chocolate bits

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If they are peppermint flavored I put all of them in a baggy and take a hammer and pound them to pieces and put them on goodies or cookies,
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[QUOTE=vegan_foodie;2791082]All of these are great ideas so far. My suggestion is to make either a chocolate peppermint milkshake or a peppermint mocha (only difference between them is that the mocha uses espresso or coffee and a little milk of your choice while the milkshake uses only the milk of your choice). You can use powdered chocolate or chocolate syrup for the chocolate. Try adding a square of dark chocolate in there, too...adds some nice little chocolate bits [/QUOTE

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Stained glass window biscuits, Crush the sweets using which ever method you prefer. Using a basic biscuit recipe make any shape you fancy- but take the middle out, leave about a few cm's border on baking parchment. sprinkle enough crushed sweets into the hollowed space and bake. hey presto you have edible windows!
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Just want to put my .02 in, the red coloring in candy canes contains carmine (ground up beetles)

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Just want to put my .02 in, the red coloring in candy canes contains carmine (ground up beetles)

DAMN THEM! I hate when they throw that crap into everything!

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DAMN THEM! I hate when they throw that crap into everything!

I know right? Whatever, my motto is "I'm healthier without it."

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Yes, that's very true. No one NEEDS candy canes

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Yes, that's very true. No one NEEDS candy canes

Yup exactly, same goes for cheese, and a lot of other stuff I don't eat anymore. My mom always asks me if I want some of _____ and I say "no, I'm healthier without ____ and can get along fine without it." My family was amazed that I didn't have dessert on Christmas.

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I could be wrong but i think it would be more likely that Red 40 would be used in most brands rather, than the bug based red.

After reading this thread i want to get me some candy canes (beetle-free of course)

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#23 Old 01-22-2011, 10:27 AM
 
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YIPES! I never thought about the bug dye thing! Thankfully, the box says red # 40 was used.
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