Candy Cane Dust (or Peppermint Powder as it’s called in our house) is the easiest holiday recipe you’ll ever love to make. One ingredient. One step. About fourteen bajillion ways to use it.
As soon as candy canes are available in stores (seems like October these days!), I make a big batch of this Peppermint Candy Cane Dust. We love it and I use it on so many things throughout the season.
Peppermint is to December as Pumpkin is to October so far as I’m concerned. And let me tell you, I loooooove me some seasonal flavors.
It’s important to make sure your container is well sealed otherwise the dust will turn into a candy cane clump. No big deal though, if it gets a little clumpy, just take a fork and stab at it a bit until it’s back to a good consistency.
So Many Uses for Peppermint Candy Cane Dust!
Add to your hot cocoa for peppermint cocoa
Put it in your coffee for peppermint coffee
Stir in 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!
You can use any size or flavor candy cane you want for this recipe. Even pickle! Did you know there were pickle candy canes?! I kid you not!
As a pickle lover, I really want to try them, but I’m worried it will be a waste of money. Maybe I should just stick with our good old fashioned homemade pickles. Haha!
I personally find the smaller candy canes easier to unwrap, so I usually use those. The nice thing too is since candy canes are just sugar and peppermint flavoring, you can buy them on clearance after the holidays.
If you store them in a cool dry place, they’ll be perfect for next year and you’ll have paid almost nothing to get them.
Peppermint Dust Making Tools
How to Make Peppermint Dust
Peppermint Candy Cane Dust
- candy canes
- Put candy canes in food processor (or magic bullet) and pulverize!
- Enjoy on EVERYTHING!
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Peppermint Candy Cane Dust, Ingredients:
- candy canes