This year I decided to do something more creative with our leftover candy canes (more creative than eating them all myself that is). I decided to repurpose the leftover Christmas treats to create a special Valentine’s Day Candy Cane Lollipop.
And if you have leftover candy canes like me (every year), they are crazy easy to make!
The secret to these turning out perfectly is a non-stick surface – either non-stick foil or a Silpat Baking Mat. (I got a Silpat for Christmas and I love it!) If you don’t use a non-stick surface, you might break your candy canes trying to get them up.
Valentine’s Day Candy Cane Lollipop
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
Lay out your candy canes in the shape of hearts around the lollipop sticks. Bake in the oven for 3 minutes — just enough to make them soft and pliable.
Spoon melted candy into the center of each lollipop and quickly add the sprinkles.
Printable Valentine’s Day Tag
Because what’s a Valentine treat without a little tag, I made printable tags that say, “Valentine, we were “mint” to be friends.” I made the PDF editable, so you can type a name in the blank. (Which, of course, I forgot to do for pictures. Sigh.)
Next year, I think I might make a version of this for Christmas too.