Peppermint candy canes

Peppermint candy canes

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Prep 1 hr plus drying no cook

Easy

Makes 40
These sweet treats are a great last-minute gourmet addition to a homemade gift hamper and are fun to make with kids

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal18
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs4.4g
  • sugars4.4g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0g
  • salt0g
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Ingredients

  • few drops peppermint essence or extract
  • 100g white regal icing
  • 50g red regal icing
  • 50g green regal icing

Method

  1. Mix a few drops of peppermint into the white, red and green icing. Divide the white icing in 2 and wrap half in cling film along with the green icing.

  2. Roll the remaining half of white icing into a long, thin sausage shape, then do the same with the red icing. Lay the 2 sausages next to each other, and twist together. Gently roll the twisted length with the palm of your hand until the 2 sausages are joined and smooth. Slice into 12cm lengths, then bend the end of each one to make a hook. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment, then spread out the candy canes. Repeat with the remaining white icing and green icing, then leave the canes to dry out for at least 24 hrs before packaging.

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MissJosie
4th Dec, 2016
I have left mine for over 24hrs but they are still soft. Any suggestions?
recentlyvacated
24th Oct, 2012
how long do these candy canes keep for once made?
KellyandEmma
21st Nov, 2013
These candy canes can be kept for up to a month when stored right
MissJosie
4th Dec, 2016
My Canes are still soft & it's been more than 24hrs. How do I fix this?
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goodfoodteam
8th Dec, 2016
As the canes are made from regal icing rather than the usual hard boiled sugar, they will not be rock hard like the ones you buy in the shops. However they should be firm and hold their shape. If not, leave them for another day or two (or longer). Make sure they are not in an airtight container as they need to dry out. If you don't want to leave them totally exposed, you can pop them in a cardboard cake box or similar. Hope that helps.
ajctracey
30th Nov, 2015
I live in France so I have no idea what "regal icing" is! Am I right in thinking that it is fondant icing and that I can therefore make this at home?
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goodfoodteam
10th Dec, 2015
Yes regal is fondant icing that you can roll out or shape.
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