Candy Cane Hearts

Cute, creative and delicious Candy Cane Hearts!

So cute and creative! Candy Cane Hearts by GloriousTreats.com

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

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 (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.

How to Make Candy Cane Hearts

candy cane hearts

Candy Cane Hearts

A perfect addition to a plate of Christmas cookies, and so simple they are a project the kids can help with too.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 413 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 12 mini candy canes 1 box, see “note” below
  • 14 oz vanilla chocolate Candiquik or similar
  • 14 oz semi-sweet chocolate Candiquik or similar
  • sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Place waxed paper or a Silpat type liner on a baking sheet.
  • Lay two mini candy canes next to each other, creating a heart. Continue filling the baking sheet with heart shapes.
  • Melt the white and semi-sweet chocolates (in separate bowls), using short intervals in the microwave, or in a double boiler.
  • 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.
  • After adding both layers of chocolate, top with sprinkles of your choice.
  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 413kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 3gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 9mgPotassium: 283mgFiber: 4gSugar: 40gVitamin A: 17IUCalcium: 28mgIron: 3mg
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48 comments

  1. Everything looks so yummy! What is candy quick and where would you buy it?

  2. yummyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  3. 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.

    • Hi Pam, I have made these before, and I put the Candy Canes in the oven facing
      the way you want them to melt, I put them in a 325 oven for about 5 minutes, and
      they start to soften, so you can push them together, and they will stay that way after they cool. Then I put the melted chocolate in the center and let them chill.
      This way they are all one piece and have not broken when pulling them off the parchment paper, also, spray the parchment with a small amount of Pam Spray.
      Hope this helps you. They are very nice in the cans/ plates of cookies we make
      every year for friends and family…

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

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