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Cakespy: Chocolate Covered Candy Canes

Jessie Oleson (aka Cakespy) drops by every week to share a delicious dessert recipe. —The Mgmt.

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[Photographs and original illustrations: Cakespy]

Candy canes are great and all. But they're even better when they're coated in chocolate.

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.

Note: This recipe works best with candy canes that are about 6 inches long, or peppermint sticks; if using mini candy canes, use extreme care so you don't burn yourself with the hot melted chocolate!

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Chocolate Covered Candy Canes

About the author: Jessie Oleson is a Seattle-based writer, illustrator, gallery owner, and cake anthropologist who runs Cakespy, an award-winning dessert website. Her first book comes out this fall, and she will be going on a national bakery book tour called Tour de Sweet.

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