These Chocolate-Dipped Candy Canes Are Holiday Party Gold

  • I love this time of year, but I don’t always have time to bake a holiday dessert. My solution: these chocolate-dipped candy canes. They’re bright, festive, super tasty, and my kids can help make them (a win-win when I’m super busy). I melt the chocolate, set out all of the ingredients, and they get to work. I let them choose the sprinkles so they can create their own designs.cellophane-red-ribbon-candy canes

    These sweets also make a simple yet still lovely holiday gift for teachers and friends; wrap them individually in clear cellophane and tie with a bow!

    Chocolate-Dipped Candy Canes Recipe

    Because every mom needs a go-to quick and easy holiday treat for last-minute parties and gifts.

    Prep Time:
    Servings: 24


    • white chocolate chips: 1 cup
    • semisweet chocolate chips: 1 cup
    • 5-inch candy canes: 2 dozen
    • variety of sprinkles: about 1 tablespoon


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    Step 1:  Line  the bottom of a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

    Step 2: In a microwave, melt the white chocolate and dark chocolate in two separate, deep, small containers.  (A Pyrex measuring beaker is perfect.) Melt it in 30-second increments; it shouldn't take longer than a minute or so.

    Step 3:  Once the chocolate is melted, dip the round end of the candy cane into it, moving it around to coat at least a couple inches of the stick.candy canes-red-white chocolateStep 4:  Gently lift the candy cane out of the chocolate and let any excess drip off. Place the dipped candy canes on the parchment-lined baking sheet as you go. candy canes-white chocolate-redStep 5:  While they're still wet, sprinkle them lightly with sprinkles. candy canes-red-white-chocolate-sprinklesStep 6:  Let them set at room temperature.  (If you need to speed it up you can place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes.)candy canes-red-white-chocolate-multi-colored sprinkles