Candy Cane Hearts

These are one of my favorite simple Christmas treats.  A perfect addition to a plate of Christmas cookies, and so simple they are a project the kids can help with too.

You’ll need…

A box of mini candy canes (see “note” below)

White Chocolate

Semi-sweet Chocolate

Sprinkles

~Directions ~

1.  Place waxed paper or a Silpat type liner on a baking sheet.

2.  Lay two mini candy canes next to each other, creating a heart.  Continue filling the baking sheet with heart shapes.

3.  Melt the white and semi-sweet chocolates (in separate bowls), using short intervals in the microwave, or in a double boiler.

4.  When the chocolates are melted, spoon or pour into a piping bag or thicker ziplock type bag. Cut off a tiny tip from the bag, and begin filling in the heart shapes with chocolate.  I like to use both flavors of chocolate for each heart.  So if I do a layer of white chocolate first, then after it cools a bit, I add a layer of semi-sweet chocolate on top.

5.  After adding both layers of chocolate, top with sprinkles of your choice.

6.  Set the baking sheet (of chocolate filled hearts) in a cool place (or the fridge) while the chocolate cools. Once cool, remove hearts from baking sheet and store in an airtight container.

NOTE-  I have found that the candy canes that work best for this project are ones with a dull finish (not shiny).  It seems candy canes with a shiny surface tend to get sticky after a day or two.

Enjoy!

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52 Responses to “Candy Cane Hearts”

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    Maysem — December 7, 2010 at 9:27 am

    So creative! Wouldn't have thought of that!

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    Brenda's Cakes — December 7, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Those are so adorable, Glory! Do you use chocolate chips? I love them! :)

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    Monique — December 7, 2010 at 9:40 am

    These are Sa-Weet!!!! How creative..Love them !!

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    JC's Loft — December 7, 2010 at 10:09 am

    OMG those are too cute!

    Paula

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    Monika Wright — December 7, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Oh my goodness, amazing!

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    Gretta — December 7, 2010 at 10:46 am

    These are too cute ~ I am going to make them for my Mom's family Christmas gathering this weekend. Thanks!!

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    SweetSugarBelle — December 7, 2010 at 11:12 am

    My aunt is in love! These little gals or guys? (how do you tell on a candycane, LOL, are so cute!!!!!!! Love the pics. I see a jar I own also. Out taste in glasware goes beyond whiteware I see!

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    BigBearswife — December 7, 2010 at 11:13 am

    so cute! I love em!

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    Stephanie — December 7, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Very clever! I haven't seen this before so thanks for sharing.

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    Bridgett — December 7, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    What a darling idea!

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    Tammy@EventsByTammy — December 7, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    So creative and easy. Thanks for sharing!

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    Cecilia — December 7, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I'm going to try these this year!
    Love you!

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    Haniela — December 7, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    These are so pretty. Love the colors!

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    am vorhis — December 7, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    omg can't Wait to try this!

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    burlap+blue — December 7, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Absolutely amazing, Glory!!
    LOVE your blog…so glad to be part of the Design Team with you! xoxo Linda

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    Jen Carter — December 7, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Those are so adorable!! Love them!

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    rr @ j'adore you more! — December 7, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    zmog! i love these! i can't wait to try them out!

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    Holly — December 7, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    I love these!!! They are perfect for kids to decorate:) THanks;)

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    Kristan — December 8, 2010 at 5:40 am

    Girl….this is my FAVORITE type of recipe. Easy, unique, and super cute!!
    Love it,and love your blog!! :)

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    hoLLy — December 8, 2010 at 6:45 am

    so so cute! i would've never thought of this. dang i wish i was creative!

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    Charlotte — December 8, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Such a cute idea! I can't wait to have a go at making these.

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    Sandie {A Bloggable Life} — December 8, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    How sweet is this?! (No pun intended.) Just love how magical they look—and how easy they are. Going on my holiday to-make list!

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    Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) — December 9, 2010 at 1:00 am

    These are delightful! And very unique in terms of decorating. Everyone would love these at mine

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    Dee — December 9, 2010 at 6:26 am

    I am doing this candy cane heart with my little princess.Thanks for sharing it!

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    Karen — December 10, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    So perfect for Christmas, but I could also see these resurrected in a couple of months for Valentine's Day with the white chocolate tinted pink or red. :)

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    Pilar — December 14, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Hi,

    I made this at a party with 5-6 years old, was perfect! Thanks.

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    Charlotte — December 17, 2010 at 8:15 am

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    ManWifeDog — December 22, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Hi, I posted a link to this lovely recipe/idea on my Man Wife and Dog Blog's link love post. Just wanted to share! Great ideas and I cannot wait to try it!

    http://manwifeanddog.com/2010/12/22/wife-bites-style-exams-mad-men-parties-candy-cane-hearts-and-more/

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    Sara I. — November 18, 2011 at 6:09 am

    Found your site through TLC! These are amazing looking and they would make the perfect teacher gift!! Thank you!! xx

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    Purple Card Lady — November 18, 2011 at 9:12 am

    I saw these posted on Create w/TLC website and actually thought that they were brownies in the center. I am not a cook/baker so forgive my ignorance. Nevertheless, they look yummmmmy! TFS!

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    Desire Empire — December 7, 2011 at 11:42 am

    So Simple yet effective. I'll definately give these a run

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    Ashley — October 26, 2012 at 3:26 am

    Omgosh seriously all these ideas are so cute! I want to try them all!. :)

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    REgina Kreighbaum — November 12, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Would be divine if you added a little Creme de Menthe to flavor the chocolate!!!

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    Christina at I Gotta Create! — November 13, 2012 at 3:28 am

    Love it! Pinning!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open

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    Jeanne — December 14, 2012 at 5:32 am

    Love this idea, but every single mini candy cane broke in the process of removing the plastic. I was being careful, but it still it got frustrating. Any helpful hints? I cut off the ends of the plastic with scissors and carefully tried removing the plastic, but they still broke.

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    Nabilah Yen — December 23, 2012 at 3:00 am

    this is just so cute…love this!!…

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    Marilyn — June 1, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Hello, love your site! These are clever,cute and wonderful for Christmas, thanks

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    Kirsten — November 20, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Hey just wondering if these freeze well? Looking at doing them for a Christmas baking exchange :)

    Thanks!

    • Glory replied: — December 9th, 2013 @ 3:25 am

      I would not recommend freezing them.

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    Erma hunt — December 7, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    My daughter made the candy cane hearts. The candy canes are sticky. Why?

    • Glory replied: — December 9th, 2013 @ 3:27 am

      Hi Erma, I have found that sometimes candy canes that have a more shiny surface do tend to get sticky. Try to look for candy canes with a dull surface and you may have better luck! Humidity in the air can also be a factor, if it’s very humid where you are you may want to try and package them up as quickly as they are set.

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