Thrifty tip….candy cane dust

12/07/2009 1:00 pm · 5 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

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?

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what can I make with this cc dust?


I just want to say that I love your website@ You are such an inspiration to me. I have 4 boys and feel like I'm running in all directions and you help me keep on track. I love your little tips and great savings blogs! Keep it up it is very appreciated! Merry Christmas!


And what will you and Mckeely be making with all that candy cane dust?

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