Too Much of a Good Thing

Rochelle Bilow examines what to do with all those leftover candy canes:

“Every year, it’s the same routine: You buy a big box (They’re so cheap!), and hang them from your tree branches. You sneak one or two before Christmas, but for the most part they go uneaten. Then, once the holiday has wrapped up it hits you. There are way more leftover candy canes than you’ll ever eat. So what to do with all the spares?

“Dawn Perry, [Bon Appétit’s] digital food editor, has plenty of ideas—including a show-stopping trifle that makes for an impressive dessert. Perry swaps out the traditional cake for big hunks of chocolate brownie, and layers it with lightly sweetened whipped cream and crushed candy canes. It’s served in a clear glass dish, so guests can ooh and ahh over the dramatic presentation.”