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Candy Cane Hearts for Valentines
Jamie here! I posted around the 2nd week of January about Target 90% OFF Christmas Clearance - and I was whining that my Target basically had oodles of candy canes on clearance and that was it. However, reader Denise commented on our Time2Save Facebook Page that this is JUST THE THING for making cheap Valentine’s Day treats!
You can make Candy Cane Heart suckers filled with melted candy melts and stuck to sucker sticks (See how HERE) Actually – you can probably use the leftover chocolate chips you have lying around instead of buying the more expensive candy melts at the craft store. Fill with sprinkles – or not!
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….or if you’re more of a cupcake-mom, make these cute little cupckaes with candy cane hearts stuck on top!
- If you’re placing your candy canes against a sucker stick, and filling with melted chocolate, you won’t need to really melt the canes themselves (the chocolate will heat them a bit and glue them together anyway).
- If you’re just sticking your candy canes together without filling them up with chocolate – lie them on wax paper on a cookie sheet in a 250 degree oven for about 10 minutes. Arrange them as hearts, and when you pull them out press them together quickly to make them stick.
What creative ways do you use Christmas candy you find on clearance? Let us know!