Candy Cane Hearts

Cute, creative and delicious Candy Cane Hearts!

So cute and creative! Candy Cane Hearts by

These cute Candy Cane Hearts are one of my favorite simple Christmas treats!  They’re a perfect addition to a plate of Christmas cookies, and so simple they are a project the kids can help with too.  These Candy Cane Hearts make cute little gifts or classroom treats!

You’ll need…

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

White Chocolate, Vanilla Candiquick or similar

Semi-sweet Chocolate, Chocolate Candiquick or similar


~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 (for me this is on top of the washer in the garage) 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.

Candy Cane Hearts | Such a cute and creative treat!



  1. So creative! Wouldn't have thought of that!

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

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

  4. OMG those are too cute!


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

  6. 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!

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

  8. So creative and easy. Thanks for sharing!

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

  10. These are so pretty. Love the colors!

  11. omg can't Wait to try this!

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

  13. Those are so adorable!! Love them!

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

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

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

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

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

  19. 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!

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

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

  22. 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. :)

  23. Hi,

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

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  25. 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!

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

  27. 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!

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

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

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

  33. Love it! Pinning!

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

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  36. 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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  38. this is just so cute…love this!!…

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

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


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

    • 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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  48. Great idea Glory! These are so cute. If the candy canes get sticky, I wonder if you could dust them with a bit of confectioner’s sugar.

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  54. can you melt the candy disks for these?ordo you use chocolate chips for melting

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  58. I love these and made them the other day. I ran into a problem though, after taking the
    out of the refrigerator and off of the parchment paper. I had several candy canes break. Anyone have any ideas? Also, the stickiness went away after staying out at room temperature so that wasn’t a problem for me.

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  64. yummyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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