Candy Cane Wands

Do candy canes one better for the holidays! Dip them in chocolate and sprinkle with candies ready for tasty festivities.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 16

1/2
cup semisweet chocolate chips or white vanilla baking chips
2
teaspoons shortening
16
candy canes or peppermint sticks, about 6 inches long
Crushed hard peppermint candies, miniature chocolate chips, candy decorations, colored glitter sugars or coarse sugar crystals (decorating sugar), if desired

  • 1 Line jelly roll pan, 15 1/2x10 1/2x1 inch, with waxed paper. In 1-quart saucepan, heat 1/2 cup chocolate chips and the shortening over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted.
  • 2 Tip saucepan so chocolate runs to one side. Dip 1 candy cane at a time into chocolate, coating about half of each cane. Place on waxed paper in pan. Let stand about 2 minutes or until chocolate is partially dry.
  • 3 Roll chocolate-dipped ends in candies. Place on waxed paper in pan. Let stand about 10 minutes or until chocolate is dry. Store loosely covered at room temperature up to 2 weeks.

Expert Tips

Give a kit with all the fixin's to make these wands! It's last-minute magic!

Double-Dipped Candy Cane Wands: Dip candy canes into one kind of chocolate and allow to dry, then dip into a second chocolate, leaving part of the first chocolate showing.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Wand
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
5mg
5%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.