'candy canes' on Serious Eats

BraveTart: Holiday Fauxreos

The mere sight of an Oreo stirs up feelings in me disturbingly like love. Not, of course, a torrid, star crossed love. Or even a simple storybook love. No, Oreos give you the kind of love only found in a long term relationship. They're familiar, comforting and pretty good in bed. (Oh, like you never eat cookies in bed?) More

Cakespy: Chocolate Covered Candy Canes

Coating your candy canes in a rich robe of chocolate raises the bar for the classic holiday sweet, imparting both a delicious flavor contrast and adding a festive visual appeal. They're a sweet party favor, an easy way to make your hot chocolate more awesome, and--bonus--they're really easy and quick to prepare. More

Chocolate Covered Candy Canes

Coating your candy canes in a rich robe of chocolate raises the bar for the classic holiday sweet, imparting both a delicious flavor contrast and adding a festive visual appeal. They're a sweet party favor, an easy way to make your hot chocolate more awesome, and--bonus--they're really easy and quick to prepare. More

Einstein Bros. Candy Cane Bagels

I was at Einstein Bros. Bagels yesterday to get my "usual"—the sandwich I've been ordering there since I was 18 and was finally allowed to leave my high school campus during free periods. (The usual, if you are curious, is a sesame bagel with hummus that is spreadable rather than dippable, lettuce, cucumber, and roasted red pepper.) In the bagel case, I saw red-and-white candy cane bagels, and I found them, frankly, to be kitschy cool. Yes, it's now a little late, but they would have been the perfect Christmakkuh accessory. They can be torn like challah, shmeared with plain cream cheese, and hung on a tree, although probably not in that order. Available for the next few days,... More

A Tree, with All the (Edible) Trimmings

A Candy Cane-Trimmed Tree. Photo by PugnoM. I saw The Nutcracker last night, and seeing tutu-clad sugarplums, shimmying Arabian coffee, and pirouetting marzipan reminded that somehow everything at Christmas is so delectable—so edible. When I wish for a white Christmas, I hope for a snow shower of sugar to cover my table, more than a blanket of frozen water to shroud my house. So, in the spirit of making this year an edible Christmas and of living in my own candyland, I want every ornament on my tree to be fit for consumption. I am going to hang gingerbread men (not fatally), with their wry, white smiles and buttoned-up demeanors. A few branches to the left I'll place a... More

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