Candy canes were first made about 350 years ago, they were straight and all white. The red and white candy canes were made about 110 years ago.
Over 2 billion candy canes are sold each year, most of which are sold during the month before Christmas.
Candy canes with a peppermint flavor are great to settle a nauseated stomach, or sooth a sore throat.
Buy a bunch after Christmas when they are marked down and use them the rest of the winter through cold season.
Use crushed candy canes in and/or on top of sweet treats such as brownies, fudge, ice cream, Rice Krispy treats, tea, and of course my favorite…
hot chocolate…with mini-marshmallows!!! mmmm………
Candy canes are also good for a variety of crafts:
They make for a pretty place setting at the table.