Crazy for Candy Canes
Mix things up in a classic winter drink: Add a candy-cane "spoon." It melts in the liquid for extra flavor.
Make Homemade Holiday Fudge an even sweeter gift with crushed peppermint. This is a great way to use leftover candy canes -- simply put them in a zip-top plastic bag and then pound with a kitchen mallet.
A holiday favorite, Minty Bark gets a cool crunch with peppermints. Blend crushed candy canes into melted white chocolate. Little elves can help break the bark into pieces and pack it in tins for gifts.
Candy-Cane-Chip Ice Cream
Kids love ice cream any time of the year. For a December-style treat, stir crushed peppermints into softened vanilla ice cream and freeze until firm. Serve with more candy on top.