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Candy Cane Hearts

Posted by  ·  January 21, 2009  ·  Last Updated: April 28, 2016

I see these candy cane hearts all over the web and in stores. Left with some extra candy canes after Christmas I thought I would give it a try!

All you need are candy canes (I used mini ones) and lollipop sticks.

Place candy canes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Remember to leave enough room for the sticks.

Bake at 300 degrees for ABOUT 5 minutes.  All ovens are different so watch closely until you decide the right time for your oven.  Bake until you just see the candy cane melt.

Place a stick in the candy canes.

Pinch candy canes around the stick.  The candy canes and pan will be hot so be very careful!

Once completely cool you can wrap them up and you have cute treats!

I think they also make really great cupcake toppers. I had to break about 1/2″ off the stick to make it fit into the cupcake.

Last year someone showed me solid hearts they were making.  I can’t find where I saved it anywhere!  If it was you please e-mail me and I will link to you!

Be sure to check out how Make and Takes shows you how to spell LOVE out of melted candy canes!

More ideas for Valentine’s Day Crafts, activities, cards and decorations.


  1. Kim
    Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
    In noticed that you stated you used cellophane to wrap the candy canes in. The picture looks like a candy bag. If it is a bag, where did you find them?
  2. Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
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  3. Monday, January 9th, 2012
    So cute! I found you from Pinterest. I hope it is ok for me to post this on my blog with a link back to you. Please let me know if that is a problem, and I will remove it. Thanks for the inspiration! laurie
  4. Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
    This looks very sweet,I remember the time when my special someone gave me a bouquet of candy cane hearts.I just laugh because I'm expecting a flower but he told me that flowers cannot be taste how much sweetness she feels with me.
  5. Monday, January 10th, 2011
    So cute!
  6. Sunday, January 9th, 2011
    Oh my goodness. This is one of the cutest things I've ever seen and how simple. Thanks for sharing.
  7. Sunday, January 31st, 2010
    I really think the heart shaped cupcake topper is adorable. I posted a link to you on my blog. i just started a blog that is devoted to cute cupcakes. I hope you will check it out. We will be posting cupcake pictures daily. I will definitely be checking your blog for more cupcake pics in the future.
  8. Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
    So...Thank you so much for this great idea! I cannot wait to try it :)
  9. Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
    Hi! This is a wonderful tutorial - when i got to the bottom i noticed that your last pic is part of my blog header - I paid someone to make my header and i dont know if they took it w/o your permission or if they had your permission or what - but please let me know - if you want me to take it down, or give you credit for it or put a link to your blog from mine or pay you or whatever - there is a link to my blog so you can see how its used. my email is
    [email protected]
    im terribly sorry - Renee
  10. Monday, January 18th, 2010
    Such a cute idea!
  11. Sunday, January 17th, 2010
    Love it, love it, love it!
  12. Sunday, January 10th, 2010
    And here I thought I was being original putting these little candy cane hearts (that I've seen all over the web) on a cupcake! Hmpf! My son was born on Valentine's Day, and I've been planning on doing this for his birthday. I wasn't going to put a stick in them and was planning on just laying the hearts down flat on the cupcake, but your idea is adorable!
  13. Sunday, January 3rd, 2010
    Thank you for the cute tute! I featured it on my blog (on the sidebar)!
  14. MK
    Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
    OK, this will be a "must" for our Valentine Tea! I wish had stumbled on this a few days ago when I saw lots of candycanes on clearance right after Christmas, but it's probably still not too late. Thank you for the great idea!!!!!!
  15. Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
    These are SO cute. I just found you through DeEtta's blog. Thanks for sharing the idea. :) Wendy
  16. Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
    Thanks for the tutorial! I bet we'll go through the box faster with these pops. This is a great idea.
  17. Suzie
    Saturday, September 26th, 2009
    WONDERFUL!!! Every year we host an open house for our church family. This year my theme is Candy Cane Lane. These will make great party favors. Thanks for the idea.
    Saturday, February 14th, 2009
    gracias yo tengo un pequeño negocio de dulce la idea es genial
  19. Deepa
    Thursday, February 12th, 2009
    so cute, i made them this year for a vday party for my kids and their friends
  20. Kristina
    Friday, February 6th, 2009
    This is so great! I am so telling everyone I meet!
  21. Monday, February 2nd, 2009
    Oh these are darling, I'm definitely going to try making them! Thanks for sharing--darling blog!
  22. Friday, January 30th, 2009
    i am in love! i was going to give these a shot this week...and now, i don't have ot experiment! adorable!!! i have peppermint love!
  23. Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
    Oh my gosh, insanely cute! Who would have thought!
  24. Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
    I LOVE this idea. I am going to have my daughter help make these for her Valentine's Day party!!! How fun. I am also going to make one to go with my love story book that I just made for my husband. A nice little finishing touch :) http://www.cherishbound.com/publishing/books/9808791587.pdf
  25. Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
    These are adorable! What a great use for all my leftover candy canes. Thanks for the cute idea!
  26. Monday, January 26th, 2009
    Super cute!
  27. Monday, January 26th, 2009
    Adorable! I've never thought of doing this with leftover candy canes. Great idea!

  28. Tiffany
    Monday, January 26th, 2009
    You're my hero!
  29. Sunday, January 25th, 2009
    One question... what did you use to wrap the lollipops with? We got the rest of the stuff. Thanks for the pictures, it made finding the items easy! My daughter even picked the ribbon. We are just lacking the wrap.
  30. Sunday, January 25th, 2009
  31. Saturday, January 24th, 2009
    I was just looking at our box of leftover mini-candy canes. This will be a fun project to give to my daughter's pre-school classmates.

    Thanks for such fun ideas that any one can do!
  32. Saturday, January 24th, 2009
  33. Saturday, January 24th, 2009
    These are SO cute! I know my kids will love to make these (with help). I agree... these will be perfect for school Valentines! Thanks for sharing the how to :) I LOVE your blog!!
  34. Saturday, January 24th, 2009
    this is 2cleve and I am thrilled finding a way to connect them.

  35. Friday, January 23rd, 2009
    What a great idea. I'm not kidding: Just yesterday I found a stash of mini candy canes from Christmas and thought, "What can I do to get rid of all these candy canes?"

    Now I've got my answer. Thanks for sharing!
  36. Friday, January 23rd, 2009
    You have the best ideas ever. I'm always going on my sister's site to get to yours, so now I need to follow you myself. I wish I had some mini candy canes now....my boys would love these!!!
  37. Friday, January 23rd, 2009
    Oh how cute, but where do you find mini candy canes now that Christmas is over? I had an entire box but oldest son has managed to eat them all :o( My youngest would love to help make these and they'd be great for my Girl Scout troop too!
  38. Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
    What a cute idea!
  39. Laura
    Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
    I just bought 2 boxes of mini candy canes ( $.62 a box...I just can't pass up a bargin!!!!!) Now I can use them for my kids Valentine's Day party!!! Love it!!!!
  40. Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
    What a great idea. I have a couple boxes of mini candy canes in my pantry from peppermint/chocolate cupcakes at Christmas time.
    Thanks for the "recipe." I'm going to try it out.
  41. Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
    These are absolutely adorable! What a great idea, and so easy too!
  42. Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
    What a great idea! I have 2 boxes of candy canes left.
  43. Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
    I love it! What a great idea! Thanks:)
  44. tabitha
    Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
    I love these! I can actually see myself making them for the kids to take to school (as opposed to drooling over the project knowing I will never make them because I'm not all that crafty).
  45. Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
    Lovely! And so easy! Thanks for sharing.

    Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs
  46. Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
    these are so cute - what a great idea! I'm loving your site and have definitely added it to my favorites!
  47. Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
    what a great idea! I just found your website and am loving all the cute ideas!

  48. Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
    Those are brilliant! I actually have a ton of candy canes left over and had no idea what I was going to do with them.
  49. Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
    They are so cute, shame I haven't got any candy canes left, will make a mental note for next year!!
  50. Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
    What an adorable Valentine's gift! And so easy too. Thanks for all the great ideas!
  51. Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
    Oooh, I need to find some mini candy canes now! So cute!
  52. Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
    Those are so cute I to have left over candy canes and this will make for a great treat in my Valentine's basket.

    shean valentine
  53. Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
    That's the cutest thing I've ever seen!½ I never knew this was possible - but now I know I am DEFINITELY making me some! :D

  54. Emma
    Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
    What a great idea! My daughter will enjoy handing them out to her friends on Valentine's Day. :)
  55. Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
    I love love love this. Will have to try some!
  56. Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
    Very cool! i have never seen this before! Nice!

  57. Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
    What a great way to use up the left overs. LOVE IT.
  58. Sandy
    Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
    Thanks for the great idea I wish I had the little candy canes left. I only have the large ones and I think that would be to large to use. Thanks for the great ideas you come up with, Keep them coming.

  59. Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
    These are really cute. My 7yo son wants to make them right now!
  60. Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
    Wow, what a great way to use these leftover candy canes!! Thanks SO much for sharing this creative idea, I really appreciate it!
  61. Leilane
    Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
    I am following your blog for a week or so, and you are great. I am pretty bad on "creating" new things, so i always looking for fun things to do with my 2 girls and the candy canes are perfect for Valentines, thanks a bunch :)
  62. Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
    Adorable and creative! thank you :o)
  63. Lynda
    Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
    This is exactly what I was looking for - you ROCK! I have lots of left over candy canes from a Girl Scout Christmas craft we made for our local retirement community. Now the girls can make these to hand out to their friends on Valentine's Day. I love your blog - I am soooooo glad I found it!!!
  64. Caroline
    Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
    Wow, those are great! What a great way to use up some leftover candy canes!!

    I love your blog - we are starting the crayon shaving hearts next week (I'm searching through drawers and looking under sofas for crayons!! LOL!). And I placed an order for candy making supplies to make the heart lollipop pencil toppers. People think I'm so Martha - LOL!! I just point them to your blog!

    Thanks for all your work - it's awesome!
  65. Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
    VERY clever ; )-love it!
  66. Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
    Great idea! I had not seen these before. What a great treat for the kids to take to school!
  67. Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
    I am so glad I found your blog! You have the greatest ideas!
  68. Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
    Love love love these! I bet they smell good too!