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Last Updated: Oct 13, 2022 @ 2:33 pm.

Which are the best candy canes in bulk? If you are a teacher needing a large quality of candy canes for an art project or just like decorating your home with candy canes, we spent four hours researching the best bulk candy cane options. Which was the best value? Best for crafting? Here are the ones we recommend.

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Finding The Best Candy Canes in Bulk . . . And Recipe!

Let’s talk buying a large quantity of candy canes!

If you find yourself in need of a large amount of candy canes, here are some basic shopping tips:

• Consider the packaging. When we surveyed our readers about buying candy canes, shipping damage was a big concern—there’s nothing that ruins a craft project than getting a box of broken candy canes. We weeded out candy canes that were poorly packaged, which can lead to more breakage.

• Mini or full-size? Mini candy canes are more popular for baking and crafting, while full-size canes might be more appropriate for decorating. Read the descriptions carefully before ordering—sometimes a “full-size” candy cane may be smaller than you expect.

• Peppermint or not? Yes, there are more flavor options out there than just peppermint—one of the picks for this article includes flavored canes, in case you aren’t a fan of peppermint.

We asked our readers for their favorite candy canes—and then had to do some taste-testing ourselves. Before we get to the winners, here is a recipe for a Double Peppermint Brownies. You’re welcome!

Recipe: Double Peppermint Brownies

Double Peppermint Brownies

Brownie Base Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup Peppermint Crushed Candy Canes

Frosting Layer Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4½ – 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 5 tablespoons milk

Brownie Base Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9×9 inch baking pan by spraying with nonstick spray, and then lining with parchment paper leaving excess hanging over two sides of the pan.
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium low heat. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar and chocolate chips. Stir until mixture is smooth.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, mixing between additions. Then add vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients to the saucepan, and mix together. Fold in BRACH’S® Peppermint Crushed Candy Canes. The batter will appear a little lumpy from the Crushed Candy Canes.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 32-38 minutes. The top should look shiny and a little bit crackled.
  6. Allow the brownies to cool completely, and then lift them out of the pan using the parchment paper.
  7. Frost the brownies and then sprinkle a generous layer of Peppermint Crushed Candy Canes on top of the frosting layer. Cut into squares and serve.

Frosting Layer Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl combine butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk and beat for 5 to 7 minutes until light and fluffy.
  2. Add more powdered sugar as needed for thicker frosting. Add milk (a little at a time) to thin frosting.

Photo and recipe credit: Brach’s.

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Best For Baking

Individually wrapped
Love these mini canes, which are perfectly sized for baking, decorating, or snacking. Great peppermint flavor.
$15.28 ($0.06 / Count)

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Best For Crafting

So delicious
When it comes to craft projects, we like longer candy canes—these are about 5" in length. Perfect for parties.
$26.97 ($26.97 / Count)

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Best Flavored Candy Canes

Good bang the buck
We like the green apple and cherry flavors of these candy canes, which also includes the traditional peppermint flavor canes. Perfect if you want to mix up the colors for festive decor.

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Best For Decorating

Made in the USA
We love this tried and true brand for decorating—the five-inch size is perfect for adding just the right festive touch to table centerpieces.
$39.84 ($0.28 / Count)

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