Bake: Candy Cane Syrup

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I don’t know about you but I’m not into paying $$$ for steamed almond milk with flavoring from large coffee shops when all the ingredients I need are already in my house for the holidays!

Candy canes are the quintessential Christmas candy and I always end up going peppermint crazy! I even hang them on our tree. :)

How cute would these be in small bottles as a unique homemade holiday gifts? It’s also a great way to use those extra candy canes after the holidays, so maybe a homemade Valentine’s Day gift is a better idea?

Either way you’re going to have a sweet time!

CANDY CANE SYRUP

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 standard candy canes, unwrapped*

*Additional candy canes or 1/2 tsp peppermint extract are optional for stronger flavor.

Directions

To Make:

  1. Place candy canes and water in pot.
  2. Bring to boil, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat and continue stirring until candy is dissolved.
  4. Allow to cool and store in fridge.

To Use:

  1. Add 2-3 tbsp to hot chocolate, steamed milk, coffee, etc.

NOTE: Depending on what type of candy canes you use, the color can vary from bubble gum pink to candy red, or if you use multicolored versions it will be muddy.