There are a few little secrets that make baked goods tastier. One of them is using flavored sugars. I had a bunch of pepperminty things on my "to bake" list, so I thought I would experiment with peppermint sugar. It turned out great! That is saying a lot coming from a girl who isn't the world's hugest peppermint fan.
Pour a cup of white granulated sugar into a food processor. Add 2-3 candy canes that have been broken into small pieces.
Process until fine if you want to use the sugar as a substitute in a recipe. Don't process quite as long if you plan to use it as a coarse sugar for a topping on cupcakes or a cake.
If the final product is too pepperminty, mix more white sugar in with it. I ended up adding an additional 1/2 cup of white sugar and thought it was deliciously perfect!