Friday, December 14, 2012

Candy Cane Kink

Candy Kane Kink

Candy Canes make sweet Christmas decorations, especially with the various colors and flavors available these days. But what do you do with them after Christmas? How about turning those leftover candy canes into another sweet treat? Here's a couple of recipes I found, courtesy of

Candy Cane Ring Cake

§  1 pkg. super moist white cake mix
§  3 egg whites
§  1 C. water
§  1/4 C. vegetable oil
§  1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
§  1/2 tsp. red food color
§  crushed peppermint hard candies

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease and flour 12-cup bundt cake pan. Beat cake mix (dry), egg whites, water, oil and extract in large bowl on low speed, scraping bowl constantly, until moistened. Pour about 2 cups of the batter into pan. Pour about 3/4 cup and the batter into small bowl; stir in food color. Carefully pour pink batter over white batter in pan. Carefully pour remaining batter over pink batter. Bake until cake pulls away form sides of pan and springs back when touched lightly near center 45-50 minutes.
Cool 10 minutes; invert on wire rack or heatproof serving plate. Remove pan; cool completely. Spread glaze over top of cake, allowing some to drizzle down side. Sprinkle top with peppermint candies. 

Peppermint Chocolate Fudge

§  2 C. (12 oz.) milk chocolate chips
§  1 C. (6 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
§  1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
§  Dash salt
§  1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
§  1/4 C. crushed hard peppermint candy


In heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt chocolate chips with condensed milk and salt. Remove from heat; stir in peppermint extract. Spread evenly into wax paper-lined 8- or 9-inch square pan. Sprinkle with peppermint candy. Chill 2 hours or until firm. Turn fudge onto cutting board; peel off paper and cut into squares. Store covered in refrigerator.

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  1. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Your boys look even yummier than the cake!


  3. I let the kids eat the leftover candy canes because they are the only ones who love them.

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  4. Thank you for the hop.

    Happy Holidays,

    mslasha at gmail dot com

  5. Fab giveaway!

    Megan x

  6. Your recipes sound really yummy
    Happy Holidays
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  7. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

    Merry Christmas

  8. I am going to give you my Braciole recipe:


    1 1/2 pounds flank steak, cut and pounded into thin slices about 4 inches wide by 6 inches long
    Salt and freshly ground pepper
    1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving
    4 cloves garlic, minced
    Jar of spaghetti sauce (or you can make your own)
    OPTIONAL 1/4 pound Italian Mix Cheese (I use the Land O'lake 3 Italien cheese from the deli-ask them to thinly slice)

    Preheat oven to 350
    Season the meat on both sides with salt and pepper to taste. In a bowl, combine the 1/2 cup Parmesan, garlic, oregano and parsley. Divide the mixture among the meat slices, spreading it into an even layer, and roll up each slice to enclose the filling. Secure each roll with string or toothpicks.

    Take a 9 by 13 pan thinly layer at the bottom with Spaghetti Sauce. Put the meat rolls in the add a bit of cheese (this is OPTIONAL) on top.
    Bake for 20 min

    Let it set for about 15 minutes before serving

    Happy Holidays

  9. Stuffed Cabbage

    Parboiled Cabbage leaves
    ground beef (you can use turkey too)
    cooked white rice
    salt/pepper to taste
    chopped onion
    dash or two of worchestshire sauce
    can of tomato soup

    Combine all the ingredients except the cabbage an soup. Take parboiled leaf and scoop a tablespoon of the meat mixture and roll it burrito style
    lay flat in cooking pan and continue until mixture is gone.
    Scoop out a teaspoonful or so of tomato sauce over each roll.
    Pour some water on bottom of pan to prevent burning

    Bake in 350 until done about an hour or so .

  10. Yeah....I'm not good at cooking, baking, etc., so I let others that know how do it ;) thanks for that recipe though, I'll share it with my family members!


  11. I have a very easy recipe for Red Velvet Cake

    Easy Red Velvet Cake

    1 Box German Chocolate Cake Mix (I like Duncan Hines)
    1 1 oz. Bottle Red Food Coloring
    1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
    1 ¼ cups Water
    1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
    3 Eggs
    1 9 X 13 Baking Pan
    1 can Cream Cheese Frosting
    Betty Crocker Original Cream Cheese Frosting)
    Cooking Spray

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Spray baking pan with cooking spray.
    3. Put all liquids & the eggs into a large mixing bowl and stir until mixed.
    4. Add the cake mix.
    5. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
    6. Pour into pan and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
    7. Let cool completely* & frost with the cream cheese frosting.
    You can sprinkle some red & green candy sparkles over the top if you like.

    Cake is done when a knife inserted into center of cake comes out clean.

    *To cool faster, put pan into freezer for about 15 minutes.

    Have a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win. <^_^>
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  12. awesome blog hop

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  13. Happy Holidays!

  14. Sadly I do not bake/cook. Perhaps that is why gran won't share her fudge recipe with me!

    I love doing hops cause I find so many awesome books and new authors to stalk!! Merry Book-mas to me! Merry Kink-mas to one and all!


  15. Great hop & awesome giveaway! Thank you!! Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!

  16. Thanks for hopping with us!! Sadly I don't have any recipe to share, but I found some great ones to try with this stop on the hop!!
    Merry Kinky Christmas!
    Ashley A

  17. add a little extra sweetness to your topping with a quick fruit dip
    lg canister of fluff
    12oz cream cheese (you can used whipped mixes easier)
    mix both together then injoy on strawberrys and whatever else comes to mind.
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  18. Happy Holidays,thanks for the chance to win.


  19. Happy Holidays & thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com