Candy Cane Trees and Hearts are an easy treat to make for Christmas or even Valentines Day (provided you remember to pick up extra boxes of candy canes from the clearance aisle on December 26.)
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Candy Cane Treats
I saw the candy cane hearts on Pinterest years ago and always try to grab extra mini candy canes when they go on sale after the holidays so I can make them for my son and his teachers, grandmothers, etc. for Valentine's Day. It took me until this year to figure out to turn it around and use green to make a Christmas tree candy.
How to make candy cane treats
- 2 mini candy canes
- white chocolate or candy melts, melted (green for trees)
- green food coloring (optional for trees if you use white chocolate/melts)
- coconut oil for melting if needed
- lollipop stick (optional)
Place the candy canes together to form a heart on a sheet of waxed paper, foil or parchment paper. Add a lollipop stick between the bottom ends if desired.
Melt the candy melts in the microwave per package directions. If using white chocolate, microwave for 30 seconds, stir and continue microwaving at 10 second intervals, stirring in between until melted. Add a small amount of coconut oil if the mixture is too thick.
Pour melted chocolate in the middle. Quickly add sprinkles before the chocolate sets.
Let sit until hard. Speed it up by putting in the fridge for a bit.
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Until next time, happy eating!
The candy cane hearts are such a cute idea! I've never seen that before.
I've honestly never had bread pudding...since I don't like pudding. 🙂
Well, bread pudding isn't like that stuff from a box. It can be like slightly goopy cake (the "original version") I prefer to use the "cake like" version which is more like French toast consistency. Hope that makes sense.