Wednesday, February 9, 2011

candy hearts

looking for a way to use up all those leftover candy canes?  why not turn them into heart treats?

love this idea from glorious treats!



















she made hers for christmas, but of course it would work for valentine's day as well!

skip to my lou uses mini canes to make heart lollipops!  so cute!



















make and takes shows how to make hearts from larger candy canes, and i gave it a try using a variety of leftover canes.  santa left gobstopper candy canes in our tree this year, and we also had a few pink striped from school, as well as regular mint canes.  some were broken, so i laid them out as best as i could.















i found the the gobstopper ones melted faster than the others, and so i was able to shape them better once they came out.  the broken pieces stuck together but weren't very smooth, so we tied ribbon hangers over those spots.



















so next year, when they mark all the christmas stuff down, be sure to grab a few boxes for crafting, or just so you can make peppermint whipped cream for snow days.  mmmmm.


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