20 minute crafter-candy cane hearts for Valentines!

 I know, I know, it's barely January.  But.  I wanted to show you this before you threw out all those left over candy canes from Christmas.  You  know the ones...the extra box you bought "just in case" or the ones you hid from your kids to keep them from eating anymore candy.  Those candy canes.  Study this post and then pull out those candy canes for Valentines day.  Okay?  Anyone can makes these.  They are a 1 on the difficulty scale with 10 being those carvings made from pencil lead. 
 Here is what you need: 
Candy melts (from Micheal's) (I used 6-7 melts per mini candy cane heart)
Lolly pop sticks (from Micheal's)
Sprinkles (You can get them in the $1 bins of Target right now!!!)
Leftover candy canes in pairs
Microwave safe bowl
Wax paper
 Before you melt your candy arrange your candy canes and lollypop sticks like so on top of your wax paper.  I put my wax paper on top of a cutting board to keep from scalding the surface. 
 Melt your candy per directions on the bag.  I microwaved it for 30 seconds, stirred, microwaved for 30 seconds, etc until it had a pouring consistency. 
 Then, by the spoonful, I filled in the hearts made by the candy canes.  You can give your cutting board a gentle tap to settle the candy a bit.  Be sure to gently push your hearts back together in case they moved while adding the candy. 
 Load them up with sprinkles while still melty.  Or squinkles, as Aaron calls them. 
 Allow to set up completely.  I just left them on the counter but I'm sure you could pop them in the fridge. 
You can package them with a simple cellophane wrapper and a tag and you are DONE! :)

Yay you!

You are so awesome.

Go spread some love. :) xo
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13 comments:

goletagirlwendy said...

Cool idea. I might have to hunt down some candy canes now.

Millicent said...

cutest thing ever! i'm pinning this bad boy :)

Mollie said...

You are just so FUN! I wish my brain worked like yours does!!

Mollie said...

You are so FUN!! I wish my brain worked like yours does!

Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft said...

Super cute! I have never seen them done with pink chocolate! Definitely don't have any candy canes left, though. Dangit! Wonder if I could still find some? I'm pinning this too. :)

Erin Butson said...

Love these! so cute & creative. My little guy will love them.
xo, e

. said...

Cuteness! Too bad I don't have any of them.

Trish said...

to bad addie ate all but 3 candy canes! darn her sweet tooth!

April said...

These are so fun. I made them one year when my girls were much younger--but without the lollipop sticks. THAT elevates it to an ART!
I am enjoying your blog this morning. The Jan.1 post was for ME.
Thanks for sharing your heart. VERY encouraging.
(And now I'm also thinking we could make a run to the store for PINK melty candies!)
~april

kat m said...

I see in the instructions you used lollypop sticks, but in the finish photo, you used barber pole straws. Was there a difference in the stability? I was wanting to order some of the straws for a birthday, and then use the extras on these lollypops. cheers, Kat
mimsmommy@yahoo.com

Joanna said...

These are SO cute!

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons said...

This is beyond brilliant! And I have everything on hand to make this for my hubster! ahhh you rock! Off to explore your bloggy! <3

Tami said...

Just stopping by to let you know that I've featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:
http://funfamilycrafts.com/candy-cane-heart-pops/

If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them. :) If you would like to display a
featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

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