Valentine's Candy Cane Hearts

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Are you like me and are still looking to get rid of the extra Christmas junk around your house? Oh no, you've had all of yours put away since January 1st? Dangit, I guess I'm the only crazy disorganized Mom out there! Well lucky for me, these babies were still sitting around. And if you've been around my blog for even a second, you know that I love anything with a diagonal stripe.

Here is how I made them. Unwrap your candy canes (I used the big ones but I think the mini candy canes would have been easier). Then use a serrated knife to cut 2-3 inches off the straight part of the candy cane. Use the piece you just cut off as a guide for cutting the second candy cane. Lay these on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper in a heart shape with the two pieces touching. Bake in a 250 degree oven for about 10 minutes. Once they have been in there for about 8 minutes, watch them carefully as they melt into a puddle pretty darn quickly. Pull them out of the oven and very carefully squish together the candy canes at the two joints to ensure they are stuck together. Let them cool and enjoy!

I'm off to devour that chocolate cupcake, yum!

1 comment:

Kassy said...

Love this! So, so cute! I wish I had leftover candy canes to make these for my students. They would just love them.