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
- Stir together sugar and water in a heavy pot over medium heat
- When sugar has melted, drop in unwrapped candy canes and stir until dissolved
- 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?