I used these for my miniature gingerbread house.
I made up this little peppermint candy tutorial. Here are two ways to make candy canes.
The first one is basic.
The second way I discovered by accident. By simply mixing up the colors you want, rolling them, and twisting them, you can always come up with realistic looking candy.
I bought shimmer powder at a local scrapbook store. It makes the candy look beautifully sugary!