Valentine’s Sweet Treats!

Hi Everyone
Super quick Valentine’s idea today! I had seen these candy-cane white chocolate filled lollipops all over the Internet – but wondered how easy they would really be to make – so I gave it a go!

So – you take your leftover candy-canes from Christmas, lay two side by side in a heart shape, soften them in a 160 degree oven for a few minutes, press a stick into the center, leave them to cool, fill with white chocolate and then add some sprinkles.

That’s pretty much what I did but I did encounter the following minor difficulties!!

The hardest and by far the most irritating part of this project was unwrapping 3 month old candy canes without breaking them – I was going to make 10 of these but gave up at 4! When you squeeze them too hard onto the stick they kind of crack and when you pour the chocolate in it seeps under the bottom and you have to scrape it off to make it look perfect for the photos!!

However – all of the above matters not one bit to the kids of course – who loved them!

I also wanted to share this post from last year. You can see how to create “custom whiteware” using left-over rubons and dollar shop China as well as seeing how I made these coloured Chocolates!
Please post a comment with any questions.
I am linking up this post to these websites here.
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  • Reply Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more February 8, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    so cute, I would have given up after the first break. I am lazy that way:)

  • Reply curlyqmosaics February 8, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    I totally feel your pain Lowri! I have been working on these lollipops for my boy's classes. I made 42 of them! Let's just say I have officially lost my mind! We haven't even poured the chocolate yet, just made the hearts. Also, the recipe I read called for 350 in the oven. Let's just say I have lots of burns trying to fuse the canes together with my hands. Also, I initially used wax paper. What a disaster…the candy was basically fusing to the wax!
    Lastly the broken candy canes…I had 16 boxes, 1 dozen per box. I would say almost half of them broke on me or were already broke. Definitely a difficult treat to make!

  • Reply DebbieDoesCreations February 9, 2012 at 12:45 AM

    I saw these on Pinterest. I don't know if Im that courageous in making these. I've never made candy 🙁 I would love for you to link up at my Tuesday Pinterest Inspiration party. It's open till Sunday 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Lisa's Passion to Scrap February 9, 2012 at 8:12 AM

    Wow they look fantastic! I have a whole box of leftover candy canes….on second thoughts though after your honest review maybe not for me, perhaps I'd be a little impatient with the unwrapping. 😉

  • Reply Michelle February 10, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Yum! Thanks for the ideas! Pinning….

  • Reply Amy February 10, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    These are just adorable! I'd love for you to share them here if you have a minute: http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/02/shine-on-fridays-14-and-some-fabulous.html

  • Reply Kim @ Too Much Time February 11, 2012 at 1:21 AM

    How have I not been to your blog before? These are so cute and now I am going to snoop around at your other goodies!I would love for you to come link it up at my party going on right now!

  • Reply Natasha in Oz February 11, 2012 at 7:11 AM

    They look so cute and very yummy too. Great job!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

  • Reply seniorpal February 12, 2012 at 3:06 AM

    These look absoluely delicious. I'll give a try at them.

  • Reply Madge @ The View From Right Here February 12, 2012 at 7:21 AM

    Love these, great idea!

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