White Chocolate Candy Cane Bites


1 lb white chocolate, coarsely chopped
10 chocolate-vanila cream sandwich cookies, chopped
4 to 5 tablespoons evaporated milk
1 cup coarsely chopped candy canes (12 medium candy canes)
Waxed paper


  • Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
  • On the top of a double boiler  (or in a microwave oven), melt chocolate and evaporated milk.
  • Stir in chopped cookies and candy canes until just blended.
  • Turn onto baking sheet, and spread evenly until mixture is about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Refrigerate until totally hard.
  • Break into pieces and serve.

Real Cooking

Did You Know?
A candy cane is a hard cane-shaped candy stick. It is traditionally white with red stripes and flavored with peppermint or cinnamon (also known respectively as a peppermint stick or cinnamon stick); however, it is also made in a variety of other flavors and may be decorated with stripes of different colors and thicknesses. The candy cane is a traditional candy surrounding the Christmas holiday, particularly in the Western world, although it is possible to find them throughout the year.

The distinctive "hook" shape associated with candy canes is traditionally credited to a choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral in Germany, who, legend has it, in 1670 bent straight candy sticks into canes to represent a shepherd's crook, and gave them to children at church services.