Candy Cane Yule Log

Today I stopped by Hallmark’s Home and Family to share a fun & festive holiday treat, the yule log. The yule log screams Christmas, and this one sprinkled with candy canes makes for the ultimate fluffy mint dessert. Try this recipe with your kids. They might be covered in marshmallow fluff by the end of it, but they’ll be proud of their creation.

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Ingredients

  • 1 box of chocolate wafers.
  • 1 jar of marshmallow fluff
  • 2 cups of fresh whipped cream
  • 12 candy canes (8 ground to a powder and 4 smashed into bits)
  • 3 tbsp of plain gelatin.

For Garnishing

Chunk of chocolate for shavings
Fresh mint
Raspberries
Powdered sugar

In a medium sized pot on low heat add marshmallow fluff and the powdered candy canes. (To make the powder, place candy canes into a food processor and whizz canes until they turn to powder.) Once mixture is blended and smooth, add gelatin, mix well, then take it off the heat and allow to cool. In large mixing bowl add whipping cream and whisk until you get nice fluffy peaks. Add whip cream to the marshmallow fluff and fold in.

On a serving platter, spread mixture along the bottom of platter in a strip about 10 X 3. Take a chocolate wafer and butter it with the marshmallow fluff about an 1/8 of an inch thick. Take another wafer, and stick it to the buttered side of the first wafer. Repeat about 4 times, then stick the buttered wafers in the fluff strip you put down on the platter standing on their edge.

Continue to butter the wafers until your log is about 10 inches long. With the remaining fluff, butter the entire outside of your log. Decorate with your smashed candy cane bits, sprinkle with a bit of shaved chocolate, arrange raspberries and mint leaves to resemble fallen holly, dust with powdered sugar and you’re done.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, then enjoy.

What’s your favorite holiday dessert?

-Dean

Gourmet Dad
  • Korrine Perez

    Hi Dean,

    Thank you for always sharing special recipes that truly make us all jolly in anticipation of the holidays. Now if only I could make baking and cooking look as effortless as you and T do. I think its a great idea to make cooking a family thing.

    Can’t wait to try this one.

    Thank you! Merry Christmas & many blessings in the New Year! (I am looking forward to seeing you on Rachel v. Guy Cook-off. It’ll be great, I am sure)