In case you were wondering what I did with the rest of the giant packet of candy canes, here’s what I used them for: white chocolate and candy cane truffles.
The original recipe is from Your Cup of Cake, but as it is my nature to meddle with things and ignore instructions, I made some changes, which I think turned out pretty well.
I followed the original recipe for the most part, but instead of immediately rolling the truffles in the candy cane pieces, I chilled the centres and dipped them in an additional layer of white chocolate before sprinkling with the crushed pieces of candy cane.
Once I ran out of the melted white chocolate I began to make the truffles as the original instructions suggested. Although these look much more professional (they actually stayed round), I have to say I do prefer the ones dipped in chocolate. I also think it might be a fun idea of experiment by dipping these centres in dark or milk chocolate as well.