Leftover Candy Cane Cookies

Everyone has it —  lingering holiday candy. If you’re as ready as I am to get it out of the house for the new year (and to keep those new year’s resolutions), gather it up and make one last treat. This project is super easy, and the kids can help too! With just a few simple items you’ll be on your way.

You will need: leftover candy (peppermint candies and candy canes work well), white chocolate, Oreo type cookies, and parchment or wax paper.

Unwrap and crush the peppermint candies in a food processor or blender. Melt the white chocolate in a bowl by microwaving for 30 seconds at a time. Stir the chocolate after every 30 seconds so that it doesn’t burn.


Gather your kids together to help you finish the cookies. Dip the cookies in white chocolate and place on a sheet of parchment paper. Sprinkle the crushed peppermint on top. Repeat until you have dipped all of your Oreos. Don’t move the cookies until the white chocolate has cooled and hardened. If you’d rather, box them up and give them to preschool teachers or friends.

Photography by Sara Schmutz. For more party ideas, check out Brittany’s blog One Charming Party.

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