National Candy Cane Day
Many things have their own days. One such thing is the candycane. This symbol of delicious festivity is now celebrated on a designated day. Let the deliciousness begin!
This festive season is a great time to indulge in our favorite treats. But make sure you have room in your stomach for some candy canes! This sugary treat has been a tradition for much longer than most people realize. Their origins can be traced back to Germany’s 17th century. The candy cane, which was usually red and white with white stripes, was curved to look like a shepherd’s hook. They are still found on Christmas trees today, and many people give candy canes as gifts.
Over the years, we have seen many candy cane flavors come to market. Peppermint is the most popular flavor. Candy canes can be found in many flavors, including cherry candy canes and chocolate candy canes. You can also choose from many color combinations. Red and white stripes are the most popular combination. Many stores stock red, white and green candy canes.
You shouldn’t have any trouble finding candy canes in different colors if you want something a little more. There have been some crazy candy cane flavors this year, including bacon and pickle! A wasabi-flavored candy cane is a great joke to make on your friends during the holiday season.
National Candy Cane Day should be celebrated, we think. The holiday season is a time when most people are happy. The memories that we have as children can be recalled by candy canes. Just by opening the wrapper, you can recall special times you shared with your family.
Did you also know that candy canes have many benefits? Candies canes are made of sugar, peppermint oil, water and sugar. These ingredients can be used to boost mood, digestion, and help with bad breath. We will then take lots of them!
Candy canes are so common during Christmas that they are almost considered part of the holiday season. Although it’s a fascinating story, few people know the origins of candy canes. German folklore says that the first candy canes were invented by a Cologne choirmaster who needed to keep children quiet during the long Christmas Eve Mass.
He ordered peppermint-flavored candy sticks at a local confectioner. But he added a few twists to make them more religiously symbolic. First, he wanted the sticks to have the same shape as we know them. This would allow them to be used to represent the various canes the shepherds might have brought to Jesus’ birth. Many believe that the candy cane transforms into the letter J when it is turned upside down, which represents Jesus.
The choirmaster also requested that the sticks be both white (to symbolize the sinless, pure life Jesus lived), and red (to symbolize the blood Jesus shed when he was killed for the sins of the world). There is no evidence to support this idea, and candy cane historians or anyone else who has looked into the matter have refuted it. However, candy cane can be enjoyed on its special day without any expert knowledge.
If you’re not a skilled confectioner, it can be difficult to make candy canes at home. It’s also likely that your attempts will lead to more mess than good. We are not going to share a candy-cane recipe. Instead, we will give you a recipe that you can make with candy canes. This recipe is beautiful and delicious and will be a great addition to any holiday dessert table.
Place the candy canes into a bag. Hammer them into small pieces. Slowly melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Stir until smooth and creamy. The chocolate should be melted. Spread the mixture on a parchment or waxed-paper-covered cookie sheet. Top with remaining candy cane chunks and then place in the fridge for 45 minutes, or until firm. Finally, take the chocolate out of the cookie sheet and cut into pieces (like peanut butter brittle). Enjoy the Christmas taste!
Hot chocolate can also be made with a candycane. This is a great way to start the holiday season. Hot chocolate is a warm and comforting drink that can be enjoyed during winter. It gets even better when you add a candycane to your hot chocolate. This will give your drink a wow factor and make great Instagram photos! It can be used to add peppermint flavor to hot chocolate. Hot chocolate is best when it has whipped cream. Then, we crush up some candy canes and sprinkle them on top. It’s fun to experiment with different recipes until you find your favorite.
You can use the leftover holiday candy canes to decorate various cakes and cookies. If you want to make rich, mint-infused hot cocoa, they can be used as stirrers. The possibilities are endless. All you need to do is accept National Candy Cane Day in your heart, and all the rest will follow!