December? Bring on the… **Candy Cane Dip**

Hello friends! Welcome to December!

Healthy Candy Cane Peppermint dip

Candy Cane Peppermint Dip

December has snuck up on me this year. I’m guessing this is due to my BFF from high school not sending me my annual candy canes for my birthday. She usually sends me the first box of *Candy Canes* that she sees because she thinks of me- and it’s usually around the time of my birthday. I guess since I am married, have a job, and am old enough to buy my own candy canes, she decided she’d save some money on shipping and have me dip into my own savings and buy a box ;)

Also, it is the first Friday in December, meaning I have contribute to the teacher’s lounge to help celebrate the birthday’s that are in December. I have expressed this dilemma to you all before. The teacher’s lounge dilemma. …..Apparently I’m a fan of bringing dips to the teachers lounge. They will never see this healthyness coming! The snickerdoodle dip was a *HUGE* success! I wrote out the snickerdoodle recipe more times than I care to admit, a couple of the teachers were in love!

I decided to get all sorts of festive on the teacher’s lounge!  So, I made this candy cane dip to be served with gram crackers, apple slices, or a thin chocolate wafer!

♥Candy Cane Dip♥

  • 1 can of white beans (rinsed & drained!!!)
  • 1/3 c. unsweetened applesauce- I probably put in a little more for bulk, I like a lot of food!
  • Sweetener of choice- I used 3-4 packets of Stevia
  • 1/3 tsp baking soda
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract- plus more for me, I like the peppermint to knock me out of my seat!
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Xanthan gum for thickening

…I have one friend, *cough, cough –you know who you are, cough cough* who will freak out when seeing the ingredient list. She thinks it is out of the box- in a bad way. DoNOT knock it till you try it! Do you hear me?!?! 

Candy cane dip ingredients

What you'll need for CANDY CANE DIP!

Put all of the ingredients, except xanthan gum, into a food processor and let it blend things together for quite awhile. You don’t want a single chunk. Then, add the xanthan gum and allow it to process for about 45 seconds- 1 minute until the mixture is smooth and no longer runny. Put into dish. Cool/let stand in refridgerator (optional). Enjoy!

Ways to enjoy:

  • On a spoon (or finger, I won’t judge!)
  • On a gram cracker
  • On some sort of fruit
  • On a thin chocolate wafer
  • ANYTHING ese your little heart desires!

…Enjoy!

Healthy peppermint candy cane dip

Candy Cane Dip

After making this dip and sticking in a spoon or two, I am *really* into the holiday spirit! :) Welcome to December, friends. Welcome to December! Make this **candy cane dip** to welcome December into you life, you won’t regret it– it is quite delicous! 

QUESTION: What helps you bring in the holiday spirit?

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24 responses to “December? Bring on the… **Candy Cane Dip**

  1. Candy cane dip?! Slightly freaking out…YUM!!

  2. Baaa I am SO EXCITED to try this dip! I’ve never attempted a sweet bean dip…and I’ve definitely gotten the fancy foodie reputation to uphold at work, so this clearly needs to happen.

  3. Your co-workers are a lucky bunch. Glad you were able to get into the holiday spirit even without the traditional box of candy canes.

  4. Yum! I love all things pepperminty! Sounds so yummy :)

  5. This sounds so amazing! I love how unique it is too. I’ve never even heard of something like this, but it’s genius! I’ll have to look back at your Snickerdoodle Dip too. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Seriously? That recipe sounds crazy. You’re go to totally trick them!!! :)

  7. I love this idea! We always do a secret Santa at work & then have a party right before break… this would be a great contribution to the party!

  8. Oh wow… absolutely loving this idea! It would be great addition to bring to a party, everyone would love me haha

  9. I have NEVER heard of candy cane dip! Pretty genius if you ask me. Yay for decmber :D

  10. Wowza! That is definitely a strange combo. But I’m slightly intrigued! ;-)

  11. Ah, it sounds so good but I don’t have a food processor! I love all of the holiday stuff that is coming out and showing up everywhere.

  12. What an interesting dip! You’ll have to let us know how it went over with the teachers. I think it would be fantastic with a chocolate cookie or wafer!

  13. This dip sounds,,,,,,um……crazy BUT i want to try it.
    However…I cant find candy cane extract here…..maybe we should do a food exchange.

    xoxo from Trinidad

  14. Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog

    Candy cane dip?! Whoa, that is amazing. My boyfriend would love that. I can’t wait to make it for him. :)

  15. How creative! I’ve made a similar “cookie dough” dip, but this is great for the holidays!

  16. I LOOOOOOVE candy canes! We just picked up our 1st box! Your dip looks yummy! You are brilliant (and sneaky!!). :)

  17. This dip both intrigues me and frightens me! I wish I could just take a taste of yours, it looks amazing! I have a feeling I would make it and it would be like a refried bean thing with a hint of mint hahahaha love the recipe though!

  18. WOAH! This is super creative for a holiday dip! YUM

  19. Ohh this looks amazing!! Then again, anything that’s candy cane flavored is pretty good in my book! I bet this would be especially amazing sandwiched between two chocolate wafer cookies!!!

  20. Love this, it is so creative! Happy December!

  21. This looks delicious! I would love if you shared this in my holiday recipes Blog Hop. Enter it for a chance at a Wilton Pre-Baked Gingerbread Tree Kit! http://bit.ly/vbyp71

  22. Very interesting recipe…. have you ever made the candy cane dip that is just 1/2 Cup crushed peppermint candy canes and 12 oz. Cool Whip, thawed? If so, how does your recipe differ in taste?
    Thank you!

    • I have never made that recipe but I am in love with this one! I took it to school to share in the teachers lounge and it was a HUGE hit! People couldn’t believe how delicious it was! On a gram cracker or some fruit or a chocolate wafer- it is perfect for the holiday season!

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