Buddy the Elf’s Candy Cane Bowls

Cooking for Dad’s Rob Barrett stopped by with a holiday candy cane bowl with chocolate ganache recipe to help celebrate the Ordway’s Elf: The Musical.

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Candy Cane Bowls with Chocolate Ganache (Recipe by Rob Barrett)


1/2 cup crushed candy canes, about 5 canes

1 cup dark chocolate pieces

1 cup heavy cream

1 tall coffee cup or can of soda (That’s pop for you in the Midwest)

parchment paper


Place candy canes in plastic bag and crush to small pieces.

Place parchment paper on a baking sheet and place candy cane pieces on parchment paper and spread into a circle.

Spread thinly but with no paper visible through it.

Trim parchment paper to within 1/2″ of the candy cane circle.

Place in a preheated oven at 350 degrees.

Once candy canes turn to liquid and get shiny remove from oven, about 3 minutes. This happens very quickly one the candy starts to melt so don’t go anywhere.

Transfer candy canes to a plate and wait 30 seconds.

Carefully drape candy sheet over cup or soda can and carefully bend down over the cup in the form of a bowl.

Let cool.

Once cool, remove paper.

Candy cane bowls can be used for eating or for decoration around the house.

For Chocolate ganache:

Place cream in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil.

Add chocolate pieces, remove from heat and stir until dissolved.

Let cool and then spoon into peppermint bowls.

For a detailed video on how to make the bowls and chocolate, go to:


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