Wednesday, December 27, 2017

GOOD TASTE: Leftover Candy Cane Sugar Cubes

Leftover Candy Cane Sugar Cubes via homework | carolynshomework.com
I’m resharing this post from a few years ago because it’s such a handy after-the-holidays idea if you happen to have leftover candy canes.




Leftover Candy Cane Sugar Cubes via homework | carolynshomework.com
I always buy candy canes for the holidays but with all the delicious homemade treats and goodies the candy canes rarely get eaten. I usually end up throwing them away after Christmas.


Leftover Candy Cane Sugar Cubes via homework | carolynshomework.com
I decided to put them to use and make peppermint sugar. Even better – peppermint sugar cubes. Delicious in a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate. A little post-holiday peppermint flavoring.


Leftover Candy Cane Sugar Cubes via homework | carolynshomework.com
Here’s how to make peppermint sugar or peppermint sugar cubes.
Take about {6} candy canes and pulse them in your food processor until they are ground up. Add 1/2 cup granulated sugar and pulse until blended with the candy canes. Stop here if you just want peppermint sugar.

Since I was making sugar cubes, I removed the larger chunks of peppermint. Drizzle a teaspoon of water into the mixture and blend together. Add drops of water until the mixture is moist – too moist and the sugar will dissolve.

Press the moistened sugar into candy molds or small ice cube trays. Tip: I used wax paper to press the sugar into the mold since it’s so sticky. Let the cubes dry overnight and remove them from the molds.

Leftover Candy Cane Sugar Cubes via homework | carolynshomework.com
I made a variety of shapes. The hearts would be fun for Valentines Day.


Leftover Candy Cane Sugar Cubes via homework | carolynshomework.com
Add a cube to your favorite hot beverage and enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by.


 

8 comments :

  1. WOW ! Love the idea :) Thank You-Denise

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  2. This is CLEVER!... Love the reusing aspect of this! A little baggie of these would be a sweet little gift to give to a friend!... Thanks for sharing! xo!

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  3. MUITO CUTE,EU ADORAR.BOA SEMANA AMIGUINHA.BEIJO.VALÉRIA.

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  4. Such a cute idea - for sure trying this for my hot cocoa!!!

    Danielle @ Busy Mom's Helper

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  5. Peppermint sugar is a great idea. I'm making sugar cookies today and it would make the perfect topping.

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  6. This is a great idea! Unfortunately I bought the cherry flavored candy canes...I'm wondering if they would be good sprinkled on sugar cookies. I bet the peppermint candy canes would also be good if you left them chunky and sprinkled them on brownies.

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  7. What a brilliant idea and great way to use up leftovers!

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  8. What a smart alternative to leftover candy canes! I've never had peppermint sugar before, but it's a probably delicious. Making your own sugar would definitely save money as well. They should teach you alternative ways to save money like this in financial management courses. I could definitely see myself adding peppermint cubes to my latte every morning.

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