Sunday, January 29, 2012

Candy Cane Heart Lollipops

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I'm all about not wasting any candy or junk food.  We even try not to waste any healthy food either.  We do try to use what we have and eat our leftovers.  I buy a lot of sweets and sometimes I don't use them all in a recipe so I love to find another recipe to use up my leftovers, or eat them.  We had just a few leftover candy canes from Christmas.  All over the Internet I kept seeing cute candy cane lollipops.

The candy canes that I had were full size.  I think most of the suckers are made with mini candy canes.  I had to cut my candy canes so they would make a decent looking heart.  I used a serrated knife and just did a rough measurement.

Then I positioned them in the shape of a heart on my cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and stuck them in the oven.  I baked them for 5 minutes at 300 degrees or just until they begin to melt.  Pull them out of the oven and right away put the lollipop stick in place.  You have to squeeze the melted candy cane around the stick.  Be careful they are hot! 

Make sure, before you bake them, when you are lining them up on your cookie sheet, that you leave enough room for the sticks.  I used 4.5" sticks and you can see in one spot I didn't leave myself enough room!  It was really hard to get the stick into that one.


Then I melted a few white candy melts in a disposable bag in the microwave and piped the candy into the center of the heart.  While the candy was still wet I added sprinkles.  Because everything is better with sprinkles!!






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32 comments:

  1. I like the way they look. Neet idea. Pat

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  2. LOVE these!! Can you tell me how you made that list of all of the places you have linked up to??

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  3. Such a cute heart! And you can't go wrong with candy canes! :)

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  4. Very cute! Great for kids to pass out to their friends at Valentine parties.

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  5. Love these and I know my kids would,thank you for sharing them on Creative Mondays :)

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  6. So cute, I would have totally messed that up and put them all close together, so thanks for mentioning that:)

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  7. I still have leftover candy canes from Christmas! Time to reuse them? I think so!

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  8. I'm visiting from Creative Monday's blog hop. What a neat idea! I'm your newest follower :)

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  9. Now I know what to do with those last four candy canes! ~ Maureen

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  10. Your candy cande lollipops are adorable! So creative.

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  11. Wow these look fantastic!! Really VERY creative....I still have candy canes from Christmas!!! :)

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  12. Cute Susan! I tagged you in a post, check out my blog!

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  13. These are so sweet!
    Following you too!

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  14. What a great idea and it is oh so beautiful. I love candy canes! I am a new follower of your Blog.
    Judy - JUDY H-J'S THOUGHTS

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  15. You certainly made great re-use of your Christmas candy canes. These are really a cute idea.

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  16. I made these too! In fact, I just baked the lollipop sticks and they turned out fine!Then you don't have to worry about leaving space and positioning them. :) Here were mine: http://blog.candiquik.com/?p=1307

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  17. Very cute idea. Still cute before you but the candy melts in!

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  18. These look wonderful! I'd LOVE for you to pop over and link this up in my new Valentine Linky!!! http://southernmomcooks.com/holiday-recipe-link-up-valentines-day/

    Have a great day! Kelli

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  19. What a great idea, and darn it, I just threw out my left-over christmas candy canes!!!

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  20. These are so pretty. I got rid of my leftover candy canes too, but you can bet that next year I'll be buying extra instead. Looks yummy - thanks for sharing at our LInk It Up Thursday party.

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  21. I pinned these a while ago on Pinterest and bought extra Candy Canes around Christmas to use for Valentine's Day!! So excited to make them!!
    gatheredinthekitchen.com

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  22. These look great and are just perfect for Valentine's Day!

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  23. LOVE this so much! Thanks for linking up in my Valentine linky and I just gave you a pin!

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  24. We are hosting our first Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party next Friday and would love for you to share this! Feel free to stop by and grab a party button! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/

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  25. Thanks for sharing another yummy treat at Dwell on Fridays!

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  26. What cute pops, thanks for linking up at Bacon Time.

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  27. oooooo... these look so easy...I might just need to try this :) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday.

    ~MiaB
    www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

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  28. Awesome Awesome!! I would love to see your sweet & romantic recipes with my ongoing-''Valentine's Day Event''(till Feb 20th)

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  29. they are so cute & neately done....thanks for sharing

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