I am so pleased with the way my candy cane spoons turned out! It’s so rare that something I make actually turns out looking the way I pictured it in my head but these cute little spoons not only did that, they actually looked even better than I imagined!
How to make Candy Cane Spoons
I bought my spoon mould from Amazon (similar here) and my candy canes are just from Morrisons although I’ve had a bit of a nightmare getting red and white striped ones as Asda had none in and Sainsburys have a green stripe as well as a red one which I didn’t want.
Preheat your oven to about 160 c.
The first thing to do is to break up your candy canes into little pieces by popping them into a sandwich bag, inside a sandwich bag and wrapping them in a tea towel. Then just whack them with a rolling pin until they’re totally crushed into small pieces.
You want a mix of very fine candy cane dust and slightly larger pieces (a couple of mm in size) to get the red and white effect on the spoons.
I allowed about two candy canes per spoon mould in the end which was more than I thought when I bought just one pack of candy canes.
Next you need to fill the mould with the crushed candy canes making sure you evenly distribute the slightly larger pieces.
Pop the mould on a baking tray and put it in the oven to melt the candy canes. You need to keep a really close eye on them so don’t go far from the oven!
Mine took about ten minutes until they were starting to melt and at that point I got them out and gave them a little top up, making sure that everywhere was topped up to the top of the spoon mould.
The mould was then put back in the oven for the candy canes to melt properly and although I’m really reluctant to give you a time as it totally depends on the size of your mould and the candy canes you’re using, I’d say mine took about another 12 – 15 minutes from this point.
When I got them out of the oven some of the larger pieces hadn’t melted fully but the smaller bits around them had so I smoothed it all with the back of a spoon and then left them to set for an hour or so.
I was so pleased with them when they were cool enough to be taken out of the silicone mould – they looked brilliant and as I’d made four of them, I was planning to use them when we had our snowman soup a bit closer to Christmas. Unfortunately, as I was carrying them over to the table to photograph them, I tripped and two of them snapped in half. ;-( I don’t think it’s that they’re particularly flimsy to be honest as I did stumbled and they got caught between the cup I was also holding and my chest – they had no chance really, did they?
On the plus side, they’re so easy to make that I can whip up another batch in no time at all in the next week or so – I mainly want them for snowman soup in for Christmas Eve so there’s plenty of time to make some more!
You can even dip your candy cane spoons in a little melted chocolate and sprinkle on some of the crushed candy cane if you have any left.
They’re so lovely, aren’t they?
We’ll definitely be making candy cane spoons again before Christmas and I’d love you to have a go too!
Oh, and if you have any candy canes left over than candy cane vodka is a great option.
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