Peppermint candy canes

Peppermint candy canes

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Prep 1 hr plus drying no cook


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


  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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Comments (2)

recentlyvacated's picture

how long do these candy canes keep for once made?

KellyandEmma's picture

These candy canes can be kept for up to a month when stored right

Questions (2)

ajctracey's picture

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?

goodfoodteam's picture

Yes regal is fondant icing that you can roll out or shape.

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