Nothing says holidays more than Candy Canes and Chocolate! There is something magical that happens when the first candy canes come out to play, but how did candy canes become the number 1 candy at the holidays?
You can thank fidgety choir boys..Yep! Way back when, a long time ago in the year 1670, a German choirmaster gave some unruly choir boys some pulled hard sugar to keep them quiet. The head of the church frowned upon sweets in church, so the choirmaster made them into Shepard crooks to appease the higher ups that it had religious affiliation.
For over 200 years, candy canes where white and no one is exactly sure who or why the red and white stripe came into play. There is a bit of contention on the proper way to eat a candy cane, either starting from the straight end or the curved end, but we just go all crazy over here, grind it up with dark Belgian chocolate and walnuts! The candy cane and chocolate all melt and swirl together, popping the filo dough layers with a bit of red here and there!
If you want to be the favorite Elf on the Block, definitely order up some Candy cane and chocolate baklava! I even have a friend ask this in July because she misses this seasonal flavor so much!