Valentine Peppermint Hearts

Here’s a GREAT way to use up leftover mini-candy canes! Melt them in the oven to make Valentine Peppermint Hearts! This method works best with MINI candy canes!

video link


Mini candy canes

Cookie sheet

Parchment paper

Heart cookie cutter

Directions: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Open the candy canes and place them like a heart on the cookie sheet that is lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven for few minutes until they’ve melted into a thin sheet. Remove from oven (wearing mitts!) and quickly use the cookie cutter to cut into them – or use a knife to score them as I did. I just drew in the shape of a heart. Let cool, then snap away the excess from the cut-out design.

I think it would be fun to try this with other hard candies too, like Jolly Ranchers, hmmm…coming up soon!

LINK to video tutorial!


Love & light,

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