The perfect way to use your leftover candy canes

5-Minute Candy Cane Dip or Spread is a delicious, creamy peppermint dip for cookies and fruit or spread for toast and bagels.

Right about now you're probably starting to think about taking down your holiday decorations, and wondering what the heck to do with all those leftover candy canes.

This dip or spread is an unexpected way to help you use up leftover candy canes. You can dip gingerbread cookies, shortbread cookies, pretzels, or fruit into it, or use it as a schmear for bagels or toast. (If you're serving bagels for brunch on New Year's morning, it would be a fun condiment to include in your spread!) Or because the consistency is almost mousse-like, you could serve it up as mousse for dessert.

Recipe:

  • 4 regular-sized peppermint candy canes (about 170 g total)
  • 4 oz (115 g) cream cheese
  • ½ cup (115 g) plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Directions:

  1. Add the candy canes to a food processor and pulverize.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients and process until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  3. Chill 2 hours (or store refrigerated for up to 3 days) before serving.




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