By Amy Treasure
I love mints, especially peppermint and there’s just something so classically Christmassy about candy canes. Decorating the tree with candy canes is a Christmas tradition in lots of households, but don’t stop at hanging them on the tree, they also make a really versatile gift.
These white chocolate dipped peppermint sticks take just minutes to make, but wrap them in brown paper and tie a pretty ribbon around and you have a really pretty homemade gift that costs hardly anything to put together.
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You will need:
- A box of rustic looking breadsticks (supermarket own brand is fine)
- a box of candy canes
- 150g white chocolate
- Clear food bags
- Rolling pin
- Brown paper or baking parchment to wrap
- Some ribbon
- Melt the white chocolate
- Dip the breadsticks in the chocolate until coated half way
- Set aside on baking parchment
- Take a clear food bag and add in a couple of candy canes
- Use a rolling pin to bash them up
- Sprinkle over the breadsticks before the chocolate sets
- Put to one side and wait for the chocolate to harden
- Wrap in brown paper and tie around a festive ribbon
I also made some candy cane hearts, you can see the instructions here.
Just one box of candy canes and two bars of white chocolate plus a couple of other bits and pieces made several homemade gifts for less than £8.00.
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