Candy cane syrup

Who else has leftover candy canes? I love the look of them on the Christmas tree (I should probably take that thing down, huh?), but I’m not likely to sit around and eat a dozen candy canes when it’s all over. I love peppermint in my coffee, though, so I figured why not use them up?

Candy cane syrup


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 6-12 candy canes


  1. Stir together sugar and water in a heavy pot over medium heat
  2. When sugar has melted, drop in unwrapped candy canes and stir until dissolved
  3. Let syrup cool in the pan, then pour into clean jars

I hear tell this is also great over ice cream. How else should we use it?

2 thoughts on “Candy cane syrup

  1. Genius!! I wonder if you could also use it to brush over cakes before you ice them, like one of those beautiful Southern Living peppermint cakes…oooh, or over a chocolate cake with some peppermint cream cheese frosting. WHAT?!?!?!?

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