Candy Cane Lollipop Hearts

Do you have candy canes left over from the Christmas season? I did. And this was the perfect treat to make with them for Valentine’s Day. They were so simple and fun to make!
Ingredients:
  • mini or regular sized candy canes
  • lollipop sticks
  • white candy coating (pink would be pretty, too!)
  • sprinkles (optional)
Instructions:
1. Heat oven to 300 degrees. On a parchment lined baking sheet, arrange the candy canes as hearts with the lollipop stick centered in between the two candy canes. Bake for about 3 minutes. Watch your candy canes- you want them to be malleable, but not melted.

2015-01-18 0022. Remove from oven and shape the candy canes into hearts by pinching the the bottom of the heart into the stick and pinching the top ends together. I also pulled the edges out to make my hearts more round and full. They will be hot and you need to work fairly quickly. If the candy canes harden before you have them shaped, just stick them back in the oven for a couple of minutes.

2015-01-18 0043. Melt candy coating in the microwave at 30 second intervals on medium power, stirring between heatings, until smooth.

4. Spoon the melted candy coating into the center of each heart, then top with sprinkles if desired. Cool the pops to allow the candy coating to harden.

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My three year old’s eyes lit up when he saw these cooling on the top of the oven. I’m not sure they’ll last until Valentine’s Day.

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5 thoughts on “Candy Cane Lollipop Hearts

  1. Love it!! And I think we should eat candy canes all year long anyway. 😉 So many thanks for being a part of Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope to see your latest makes when the party starts again this weekend!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

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