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Easy Candy Cane Hearts

Easy candy cane hearts make adorable homemade candy perfect for Christmas or even for Valentine’s Day. With only 3 ingredients and easy prep, this is the perfect project to get the kids in the kitchen.

A festive spread featuring easy candy cane hearts on a white counter with sprinkles and candy canes

Easy Candy Cane Hearts

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If you’ve been following this little site for awhile, you may be aware of how much I adore making easy, fun recipes with my daughter.

We try to do at least one for most holidays. It’s so fun! And I really love teaching her how to cook, bake and make treats.

A little girl smiling over a tray of candy cane hearts

So much fun to do with kids!

Aside from doing fun kitchen activities with my 6 year old, I also adore hearts. In real life, I pretty much bleed glitter and pink. It’s just how I roll. And I love making cute heart recipes like homemade chocolate hearts or these adorable and easy candy cane hearts.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Easy Candy Cane Hearts: Chocolate, Candy Canes and Sprinkles

Ingredients for Easy Candy Cane Hearts: Chocolate, Candy Canes and Sprinkles

You only need 3 ingredients to make these cute candies. To make them you need:

You also need a couple of basic kitchen materials to make these including:

How to Make

  1.  Arrange the candy canes like hearts.
    A little girl arranging candy canes like hearts on a cookie sheet

    Make hearts from candy canes

    Lay the candy canes on the baking tray, using 2 candy canes to form one heart as shown. Make sure you have lined the tray with parchment paper.

  2. Melt the chocolate.
    A bowl of melted white chocolate on a white counter

    Melt the chocolate

     To melt the chocolate, put it in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Then stir and microwave again for 15 seconds. Repeat the 15 second intervals, stirring in between each time until the chocolate is smooth. Transfer it to a plastic sandwich bag or pastry bag. Snip the tip off of the bag.

  3. Fill the hearts.
    Candy cane hearts filled with melted white chocolate.

    Fill the candy canes with chocolate

    Pipe the chocolate into the center of the hearts. Finish by decorating them with sprinkles.

    Sprinkle covered candy cane hearts

    Sprinkles!

Storing

A festive spread featuring easy candy cane hearts on a white counter with sprinkles and candy canes

Easy Candy Cane Hearts

You can store these candies covered on your counter for one to two weeks.

Serving

A child's hand holds a candy cane heart filled with chocolate and sprinkles

Easy Candy Cane Hearts

These are fun on a candy or cookie spread during the holidays. I’d put them out with my chocolate chip cookies, some dipped sugar cookies and peanut butter bars.

They would also make a fun treat to serve with peppermint hot chocolate or even this white hot chocolate or a candy cane martini.

And of course, you could gift them! To gift them, I’d recommend wrapping them in 4×6 treat wrappers and putting the wrapped candies in a tin.

Tips and Tricks

A festive spread featuring easy candy cane hearts on a white counter with sprinkles and candy canes

Easy Candy Cane Hearts

  • Just because these candies are made from candy canes doesn’t mean you can only make them for Christmas! This would be a cute Valentine’s Day candy to make as well. Just change the sprinkles.
  • Use any kind of chocolate you like. We used both semi sweet and white chocolate for these but dark or milk chocolate would also work well.
  • Be careful not to overheat the chocolate. If you cook it too much, the chocolate will clump and taste yucky.
  • You can thin the chocolate by mixing a tablespoon of coconut oil into it after you’ve melted the chocolate.
  • If doing this project with kids, I HIGHLY recommend cutting a very small hole into the piping bag instead of a larger hole. The smaller the hole, the more control you or your child will have when filling the hearts.

Other Homemade Candies You Might Like

A festive spread featuring easy candy cane hearts on a white counter with sprinkles and candy canes

Easy Candy Cane Hearts

I love making fun homemade candies. Some of my favorites are:

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A festive spread featuring easy candy cane hearts on a white counter with sprinkles and candy canes

Easy Candy Cane Hearts

Yield: 12 hearts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Easy Candy Cane hearts are a fun, festive food homemade candy for Christmas or even Valentine's Day. Perfect to make with kids.

Ingredients

  • 24 mini candy canes
  • 1 cup of chocolate
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Arrange the candy canes like hearts. Lay the candy canes on the baking tray, using 2 candy canes to form one heart as shown. Make sure you have lined the tray with parchment paper.
  2. Melt the chocolate. To melt the chocolate, put it in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Then stir and microwave again for 15 seconds. Repeat the 15 second intervals, stirring in between each time until the chocolate is smooth. Transfer it to a plastic sandwich bag or pastry bag.
  3. Fill the hearts. Cut a small hole at the end of the bag. Pipe the chocolate into the center of the hearts. Finish by decorating them with sprinkles. Let them set for at least half an hour or longer until the chocolate is hardened.

Notes

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