This week I've been trying to focus on Valentine's projects for inspiration. I'm sure you've noticed that I'm on a baking/cooking kick lately so next week I'm for sure doing something non-food related.
This idea came from Pleasant Home and it took me all of about 5 seconds to decide to do it because it was brilliant! I made mine differently though because I'm not a fan of white chocolate. You could also use hard candy in the center and it would be just as yummy!
It never fails around my house that we have tons of candy canes still uneaten sitting in our candy jar. What better way to get rid of them then to make Valentines Heart Candy with them? They are so simple.
I decided not to make mine into lollipops but simple candies because they were perfect for little hands and my little one doesn't lick lollipops like you are supposed to she normally just chops into them.
Here is what you will need to make your heart shaped candies:
Mini Candy Canes
Melting Chocolate (such as Wilton or simple chocolate chips)
Lollipop Sticks (optional)
Arrange the candy canes into hearts.
After your chocolate is good and melted take your ziploc bag and place a corner into a cup so that when you spoon in the chocolate it all goes to that one corner. Squeeze all the air out and close the bag. Use a cloth to wrap around the bag as it will be hot. Cut the very end of your bag off so that you have your own throw away piping bag.
Pipe the chocolate into the center of the hearts. If you are wanting lollipop sticks into yours you can place them in now just make sure you have some chocolate on the bottom and then cover the remainder of the stick with more chocolate.
While your chocolate is still melted sprinkle your choice of sprinkles onto your candy hearts. Gently press them in so that they stay in well.
Let the hearts cool at room temperature because if you cool them in the freezer they will sweat when you pull them out. (Thats how I got that nice gloss on them) It will cause them to be sticky. If you do freeze them leave them out in room temperature and they will harden back up.
Thats it! Super easy and super yummy.