Candy Cane Bread

Adapted from Festive & Holiday Breads

  • 1 lb frozen white bread dough, thawed
  • 1 c peppermint candies, finely crushed
  • 1/4 c egg whites, slightly beaten
  • 3 drops food coloring, red
  • 3 tbsps red colored sugar
  • Glaze:
  • 1 c powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 drops peppermint extract
  • 2 tbsps fat-free milk
  • 1/2 c peppermint candies, finely crushed
Prepare two large baking sheets with cooking spray; set aside. Punch down dough: knead for 30 seconds. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to a large rectangle. Sprinkle with one cup of coarsely candy. Fold dough over candy, then knead to distribute evenly. Work quickly to avoid melting the candy. Divide dough into four equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 22" rope. Tightly twist two ropes together, pinch the ends to seal. Repeat with remaining two ropes. Place twisted ropes on prepared baking sheets, curving like candy canes. Cover with a dry towel. Let rise in a warm place free from drafts, until doubled in size, or about one hour. Preheat oven to 350. In a small bowl, combine egg and red food coloring. Mix well. Brush every other section of twists with mixture. Sprinkle red colored sugars over red sections of twists. Bake for 25 minutes, or until bread sounds hollow when tapped on top. Cool on racks. Meanwhile, to prepare glaze, combine powdered sugar and peppermint extract. Stir in enough milk to make a smooth creamy glaze of drizzling consistency. Drizzle over white sections of twists. Sprinkle with remaining peppermint candies.
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Posted: 11/29/1998
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WW Points* : 5.18
12 servings
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259
Calories from Fat 11 (4%)
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 207mg 9%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate58g 19%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%
Sugars 27g
Protein 3g 2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.