Peppermint Candy Cane Dust



Candy Cane Dust (or Peppermint Powder as it's called in our house) is the easiest thing you'll ever love to make. One ingredient. One step. About fourteen bajillion ways to use it.
Candy Cane Powder
Ingredient:
- candy canes

Directions:
- Put candy canes in food processor (or magic bullet in my case) and pulverize!

So Many Uses!
- Add to your hot cocoa for peppermint cocoa
- Add to your coffee for peppermint coffee
- Add to vanilla icing to make peppermint vanilla icing and use on your cakes and cookies
- Add directly to your cake or cookie batter for peppermint cakes and cookies
- Dip your freshly iced cookies (or chocolate dipped pretzels!) in it for a flavor boost
- Sprinkle on ice cream or yogurt!

Tell me, what will you do with your Peppermint Candy Cane Dust?

14 comments:

  1. I have been eating it with my spoon. LOL. Yum!

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  2. I think I love you for the pulverized candy cane idea!

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  3. I used a hammer to make mine this Christmas, but a blender would be much easier. I used mine on a gingerbread train that I did with my niece and nephews. I called it candy cane snow.

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  4. How do you store it and what is it's approximate shelf life? Can't wait to do this.

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  5. Hi! I just refered to your post on my blog, I made Candy Cane Dust (and a Cake with it on top, which will be posted tomorrow), so just wanted to let you know I used your excellent idea!
    Thanks for sharing!
    http://gabhousewife.blogspot.com/2012/01/candy-cane-dust.html

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  6. I don't have a food processor. I am using a hammer but this still seems to leave lots of chunks when all I want is the powder/dust. How is this achieved? Wouldn't a blender need a wet ingredient and if this is the case it wouldn't be dust, it would be a paste, right? Thanks.Mary in KY

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  7. I killed a food processor doing this with graham crackers... Am I likely to kill my new food processor? Or, our blender?

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    1. if your food processor died doing this with graham crackers, then there was a serious problem with your food processor. even a basic/inexpensive food processor should be able to handle graham crackers or candy canes without difficulty. i've never tried it in a blender, but can't imagine it would be a problem. ice is harder than candy canes...

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  8. A couple of years ago, we used a coffee grinder in a pinch to make this... After some extensive discussion on whether the candy was too tough for the blades compared to coffee beans, and an agreement that if we broke dad's coffee grinder, we'd replace it.... all it took was a 3 second whiz..and *poof*.. they were ***pulverized***

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    1. How long did Dad's coffee taste like candy canes?!

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  9. what a great idea! I wish I still have some candy canes left as I used all of mine to make peppermint chocolate barks.

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  10. how do you keep it from getting hard

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  11. This sounds like such a great idea, but this question keeps coming up. Is there a problem with this getting hard? What is the best way to store it and what is the approximate shelf life? Can't wait to try it!

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