This weekend Mckeely my 4 year old daughter, and I spent lots of time in the kitchen making treats. Every year I make a few treats that require smashed up bits of candy cane. Normally I take a rolling pin or hammer and try to break up the candy…but tend to make a huge mess. This year I got the idea to try to chop them up in my little coffee grinder that I use to grind spices. I was not sure if it would work …but thought it was worth a try.
I broke up the candy cane a little, put the lid on, hit chop ……I opened it up and Mckeely giggled and said ” Mom you made candy cane dust” It worked like a charm…. I was so excited! It took me less than 5 min to chop the whole box, a job that normally would have taken much longer! Maybe this is a trick that everyone already knew about? But I thought I would pass it on…in case I wasn’t the only one out there beating candy canes with a hammer?