Candy Cane Candy

Candy Cane Candy Recipe |


Have some extra candy canes around the house?  If not, you may want to get some and try this fun “experiment”.   I made some of these ahead of time for my next recipe that is coming up.  My kids loved watching the candy canes melt in the oven and blend together.

You can melt whole candy canes or use broken ones.  If you’re using broken candy canes, be sure to keep them close together so that they melt together, otherwise, you’ll get “holes” in your candy.

Candy Cane Candy Recipe |


Once the candy canes start to melt they’ll start bubbling a little and flatten.

Candy Cane Candy Recipe |


My kids loved watching the candy canes melt in the oven and thought this was a “cool” experiment!

Candy Cane Candy Recipe |


They couldn’t believe how thin the candy canes got when they were finished.

Candy Cane Candy Recipe |


Be sure to let the candy completelly cool so that it hardens.  It will be liquid and soft when you take it out of the oven.  Once it’s cool you can break it into desired shapes.  I used mine to decorate some cakes I made (recipe coming up soon!).

Candy Cane Candy
Recipe type: Candy
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Turn leftover candy canes into a fun new candy to decorate cupcakes, cakes, brownies, etc.
  • Broken or whole candy canes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line baking sheet(s) with parchment paper or silpats.
  2. Spread broken candy canes or whole candy canes on baking sheets.  If using broken candy canes, keep candy close together so that it melts together.  If you spread it out too much you’ll have holes in your candy.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 5-8 minutes or until melted and it just starts to bubble.  Remove from oven.  If you have holes in your candy use a toothpick to spread candy to cover holes.  Cool completely.  Once candy cool you can break it into desired shapes.
SNAPPY TIPS: These candies are great dipped in chocolate.

SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: You can use starlight candies instead of candy canes.

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  1. My son would love to do this with the broken candy canes. Thanks for the new idea…

    • Snappy Gourmet says:

      Thanks! My kids loved doing this as well! They thought it was a cool “science” experiment! And I was happy because it kept them entertained for a few minutes! :)

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