Given the long history of Christmas, it's no surprise many of the precise origins of its traditional trappings are shrouded in myth, folklore and hearsay. Wreaths, trees, mistletoe, greeting cards and even Santa carry multiple histories, interpretations and beliefs. Some can be validated, others not. Take the candy cane, for example.
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Candy canes are not just for licking: Make candy cane milkshake and popcorn
Most people think the candy cane is just for licking, but that's not entirely true. You can do so much more with a candy cane such as making a candy cane milkshake, candy cane popcorn, candy cane ice cream sandwich and candy cane punch.
How to turn leftover candy canes into stuff you want to eat
Let's begin with the facts: You have too many leftover candy canes. Fortunately, there are delicious ways to use them if you crush the candy canes or turn them into sweet, minty dust. Crushed candy cane: Place canes in a doubled zipper-style bag and crush with a rolling pin or hammer; be careful not to break the already reinforced bags, only the candy.