It's holiday time, and that means time to bake! This time 'round, we're focusing on a quintessential Christmas candy that there is no shortage of this time of year - the candy cane! Somehow I end up with at least a couple of boxes of candy canes sitting around my house and while my husband and I don't typically eat them straight up, they can be pretty useful in your holiday baking projects!
As part of the Peanut Butter & Co Yum Squad, we were challenged to use a flavored peanut butter along with those ubiquitous candy canes to create a delicious holiday treat.
I chose Dark Chocolate Dreams, one of my favorite Peanut Butter & Co flavors. I don't even need to bake with this stuff - eating it straight out of the jar by the spoonful is just fine by me - but let's see what we can throw together by pairing this friggin' delicious stuff with some candy canes!
And thus, this Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Bread was born!
Isn't it festive? I love how the colors of the candy canes pop off of the deep chocolate color of the bread.
I even garnished with a few extra broken candy canes for some extra pizazz, because come on, they always manage to break inside the box before you even get a chance to take them out!
The bread is speckled with dark chocolate chips, adding tiny little chocolate bombs of flavor throughout - mmmm. Any objections? No?
But if I may make one suggestion - this bread is tastiest when served heated up, and...
... topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzled with warm, boozy peppermint ganache. Just trust me on this one!
Peanut butter cakes and breads typically have a more crumbly texture, making them perfect for soaking up melted ice cream and sauces. Just try it, and you won't be disappointed!
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What are your favorite ways to use candy canes? Share your recipes on social media using the hashtag #CandyCaneHacks!Print
Disclosure: I was provided peanut butter and candy canes to create my #CandyCaneHacks recipe. No additional compensation was received and all opinions are my own.
PEANUT BUTTER & CO. DARK CHOCOLATE DREAMS
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