20 Creative Candy Cane Recipes to Make All of December

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From their festive hue to their cooling taste, candy canes add a special flavor and appearance to holiday desserts that can't be beat. The versatile candy can be crushed into cookie dough, sprinkled onto cakes, or whisked into cocktails. Check out these candy cane dessert recipes, all appropriate — and delicious — for December.

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Additional reporting by Justina Huddleston, Maggie McCracken, and Sara Cagle

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