Stuck with a box full of perfectly good candy canes and don't know what to do with them? No worries! These candy cane desserts are the best ways to use up extra candy canes and get a great dessert out of it. 1. Ornament Popcorn Balls These gooey-sweet treats are great for dressing up the tree with a little more than the classic popcorn string. And they're yummier and fun for the family, too. \u2014 Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri Get Recipe pinterest 2. Peppermint Meringues These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are super as a Christmas gift or to pass around when guests drop in. \u2014Dixie Terry, Goreville, Illinois Get Recipe pinterest 3. Spearmint Thins No time to bake cookies from scratch? Create a tasty treat in little more than half an hour by doctoring butter-flavored crackers with vanilla chips and mint candies.\u2014Kathleen Felton, Fairfax, Iowa Get Recipe pinterest 4. Crushed Peppermint Cheesecake We\u2019re cheesecake fans. When we first tried peppermint Oreos, we knew they'd make an awesome crust. The minty cool crunch makes our favorite dessert even better. \u2014Jeannie Burkhead, Pequot Lakes, Minnesota Get Recipe pinterest 5. Candy Cane Blossom Cookies We like to stir differently flavored candy canes into the dough for fun variety. \u2014Joan Cossette, Colbert, Washington. Get Recipe pinterest 6. White Chocolate Peppermint Crunch This is my favorite confection to make for Christmas. Not only is it easy, it's delicious as well. I like to fill small bags with the crunchy candy to place in gift baskets.\u2014Nancy Shelton, Boaz, Kentucky Get Recipe pinterest 7. Candy Cane Souffle I came up with this recipe by modifying one of my mom's gelatin-based desserts. The pretty pink sweet is a welcome sight on the table.\u2014Joni Hilton, Rocklin, California Get Recipe pinterest 8. Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Mix We make batches of this minty, malted milk-flavored hot chocolate to give as gifts. Be prepared\u2014friends will return the jars for refills! \u2014Sara Tatham, Plymouth, New Hampshire Get Recipe pinterest 9. Chocolate-Dipped Candy Canes I couldn't resist combining my two loves\u2014peppermint and chocolate\u2014in this recipe. These are so easy, but if one breaks in the process, just pop it in your mouth. \u2014Sandra Baumgarten, Vancouver, Washington Get Recipe pinterest 10. Candy Cane Shortbread Bars I created these bars for my daughter, who loves peppermint. The buttery shortbread texture just melts in your mouth. It\u2019s a hit wherever I take it. \u2014Susan Ciuffreda, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin Get Recipe pinterest 11. Candy Cane Punch Peppermint ice cream makes this creamy drink taste\u2014and look\u2014more like a dessert than a punch! I've mixed it many times for ladies' lunches and buffets. For a fun garnish, hang mini candy canes around the punch bowl and cups. \u2014Neva Schnauber, Ft. Collins, Colorado Get Recipe pinterest 12. Chocolate-Peppermint Sandwich Cookies Chocolate and mint make a great holiday pair. Try them in this sandwich cookie with crushed candy canes on top. \u2014Evangeline Bradford, Erlanger, KY Get Recipe pinterest 13. Peppermint Kisses These are fun, refreshing and low in fat! \u2014Lynn Bernstetter, Lake Elmo, Minnesota. Get Recipe pinterest 14. Candy Cane Chocolate Loaves Having lots of leftover candy canes after Christmas inspired me to combine them with a favorite chocolate bread recipe. \u2014Shelly Platten, Amherst, Wisconsin Get Recipe pinterest 15. Candy Cane Fudge Everyone enjoys fudge, especially around the holidays, so I created this easy recipe. Store it in the refrigerator for a refreshingly cool treat.\u2014Vicki VanValkenburg, Demorest, Georgia Get Recipe pinterest 16. Drizzled Peppermint Cookies My daughters made these super-simple cookies for their teachers and friends, and they were a big hit. \u2014Carla Salard, Robeline, Louisiana Get Recipe pinterest 17. Chocolate Mint Delight Sweeten your seasonal menu in just 15 minutes with velvety chocolate pudding, crushed sandwich cookies, peppermint candies and a dollop of whipped cream. Yum! \u2014Jean Ann Perkins, Newburyport, Maryland Get Recipe pinterest 18. Chocolate-Filled Cookies with Peppermint Frosting Baking is one of my favorite traditions around the holidays. These special cookies draw you in with candy-topped frosting and seal the deal with a chocolate center. \u2014Deborah Puette, Lilburn, Georgia Get Recipe pinterest 19. Chocolate-Candy Cane Meringue Wreath These stunning meringues melt in your mouth. Set the minty masterpiece in the center of the table to accent your spread, then enjoy it for dessert later. \u2014Nicole Tran, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Get Recipe pinterest 20. Mint-Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies Festive buttery shortbreads are even better when dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with crushed candy. \u2014Dahlia Abrams, Detroit, Michigan Get Recipe pinterest Credits:\u00a0tasteofhome.com Share this story on Facebook with your friends.