Chocolate Dipped Candy Canes


Quick and easy chocolate dipped candy canes are perfect for the Christmas season!

It doesn't matter if you are looking for a last minute treat or you just happen to love the combination of peppermint sticks and chocolate - chocolate candy canes are an ideal solution.

Candy canes on their own are very festive, of course, but presenting your guests with chocolate covered candy canes is even better.

By providing these additional little touches to the season, you can really make the holiday extra special for your friends and loved ones. You know that you're going to love it, too. ;)

Chocolate covered candy canes are very easy to prepare, but they look gorgeous and taste even better.

I love the idea of serving them to my guests with a hot drink so they can use their chocolate dipped candy canes to stir their coffee or cocoa and add an extra element of delicious delight to every sip.

By the way, this is a particularly good recipe to let the kids help to make. It can provide you with a wonderful family tradition that will live in the hearts of your children forever.

Making Chocolate Dipped Candy Canes


I told you it was easy to make chocolate candy canes, but wait till you see how right I was...


  • 1-2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1-2 boxes peppermint candy canes


  1. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in a double boiler over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat.

    If you really want to do this project up right, let me suggest that you use some good candy making chocolate, which you can easily order from Amazon. Or you can even buy some gourmet chocolate if you prefer. It really does make a difference. 🥰

  2. The chocolate can also be melted in the microwave. Heat on medium high heat, stirring every 30 seconds until completely melted. Don't overheat!

  3. Dip candy canes in chocolate to coat. Place on wax paper covered tray to set. You can leave them plain with just the chocolate, or you can roll them in some crushed peppermint for added visual appeal.  You decide!  Depending on where you live, you may also want to chill them in the fridge for 10-15 minutes until they are set.

  4. You can cover the entire candy cane, but I think it looks nicer if you leave one end uncovered to add the beautiful red and white color to your display. Also, it gives you a place to hold it easily while savoring the rest of the candy cane. :)

What could be simpler than dressing up these old favorites with a lovely chocolate coat? The wonderful combination of chocolate and peppermint flavors are pretty special. Your guests will thank you.  You could also tell them about the meaning of the candy cane

Merry Christmas!


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