Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Quick and Easy Valentines Treats!

I had a few of these left over after Christmas.
So I turned them into these; {Easy Peasy!} Lay your Mini Candy Canes on wax paper in the shape of a heart and a Cookie Treat Stick midway into the heart shape.

Melt some White Chocolate or White Chocolate Chips or Wilton Holiday Candy Melts in a Zip Lock baggie (i used a quart size freezer bag, they're heavier) in the Micro-wave. (zap for about 1 minute, knead the bag, zap again, knead, zap, etc. until the chocolate is completely melted with no lumps). Let it cool for a couple minutes, then cut a small tip off the baggie and pipe into the center of the Candy Cane hearts, covering the stick. Sprinkle with your favorite Valentinesy Sprinkles.

Let cool. DO NOT stick them into the freezer or fridge to cool. Your Candy Canes will sweat. Sweating Candy Canes = a mess.

I also used my recipe for Jell-O Popcorn Balls from THIS POST and made some pink ones. I put them in a cupcake liner inside a nut cup tied with cellophane this time.
AND.... Valentiney Tic Tac's. You can find a quick tutorial over on THIS POST. Super Simple, Easy Peasy, Simply Awesome Valentine Treats!

And here's another Super Simple, Easy Peasy, Simply Awesome Valentines Project:

58 comments:

TheSmithHotel said...

I have a large bowl filled with candy canes! My daughter and I were going to make homemade Valentine's Day cards for her class and she will Love making these too! Very, Very Cute!!!

Jody

Thimbleanna said...

Very cute and cheery Jodi!!!

Nedra said...

You make the cutest things!

wayside wanderer said...

Adorable!!!! Love all the pink on your blog. It is very festive.

Kari @ Ucreate said...

Those candy canes are the cutest ever!! I'll be featuring!

karenfae said...

that is so cool - neat idea.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

PunkiePie said...

I have a whole box of those mini candy canes... plus the wilton melts, sticks and valentine sprinkles! I think I'll be making these with my daughter!

Barb said...

That is soooo clever!!!

Julie Harward said...

I LOVE BEAUTIFUL AND YUMMY TREATS LIKE THIS. I JUST LOVE THE SUCKER IDEA HERE..I AM GOING TO MAKE A BUNCH FOR THE GRAND KIDS! THANKS SO MUCH FOR A GREAT IDEA...COME SAY HI :D

Jilly's Space said...

Great ideas, thank-you for sharing. LOVE the mini candy cane idea!!

Kelly O. said...

wow you must be feeling good!
I love those candy cane heart pops! Perfect for my dear girl to take to school on V-DAY

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing that.

Anna

Rae Ann said...

Jodi~You're so amazing that I want to grow up to be just like you! I LOVE all of the treats and can't wait to give them a try. Thanks for sharing this!

Leanne said...

So cute and they look so yummy. I'm going to have to make these, because I still have a whole jar of candy canes too. Brilliant idea!

Sew Fun! said...

these are adorable! i found you by way of Ucreate...so glad i did. enjoying browsing your blog and plan to try out some of your tasty dessert & treat recipes very soon.
xo

wishes, true and kind said...

From Christmas to Valentine's Day and oh so cute! Talk about repurposing!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hey Jodi. I had to come peek after I saw the post that Kari did about your valentine lollipops on U create. All your Valentine goodies are almost as pretty as your blog. Your really getting me in the Red & White mood now. I've never tried making jello popcorn balls, so I think I probably should. I've just always made the traditional ones & love anything sweet.

You put on a lovely display.
Hugs...Tracy :)

Patti said...

I'm so happy that Kari sent us over here to see your awesome blog! I love it over here! Great idea with the candy canes. I've got about a zillion in my pantry :)

Brenda said...

Absolutely Fabulous and super CUTE!
Thank You!

Page said...

Your blog is so cute - I love this idea for these adorable treats...can't wait to try it!

Cozy Little House said...

This is cute as can be, Jodi! You're not feeling your best, and here I haven't done one thing for Valentine's Day!
Brenda

Lorie said...

Fun! I have seen the heart candy cane suckers, but never with chocolate in them before. Such a cute idea!!

Brittany said...

These are adorable!! Thanks for the idea and the great tutorial. I'm putting it on my blog!

Adele said...

digging this idea a lot more than just melting the candy canes together (which is, though, revolutionary thinking!) - but hey, anytime you can add White Chocolate to something, you definitely should! luv ya!! xoxo

Stephanie McBride said...

good night these are beautiful!! too pretty to eat.
i need to make these with my girls. love love these. the whole post. love and miss you!

Brandy @ The Moody Fashionista said...

Adorable! Glad I found your blog.

Angie@treasures for tots said...

Now I know what I'm gonna do with all those leftover candy canes!!

Come share your creation at my party: Thursday's Treasures!
http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2010/01/thursdays-treasures-week-7.html

Sandi Keene said...

So clever - love them.

The imPerfect Housewife said...

Hi, I'm popping over from Bakow Babble and your blog is just wayyy TOOOO cute!! I love it - can't wait to go back and read more ~ have a good day~ ♥

kado! said...

those are the CUTEST!!! I saw them on Cherie's blog and had to stop by! I'm gonna make these this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carrie P. said...

Sweet!

Elyse said...

beth (imPerfect housewife) told me that i would love your blog and as always, she is correct!

love the treats!

hope you are recovering nicely.

xo
elyse

The Quilt Buddy said...

They are ALL soooo YUMMY looking!

Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

Everything is so pretty!

Hope said...

Such a great idea for your left over candy canes. I also love the popcorn ball idea. Thanks so much for sharing your great ideas!

Amy said...

what a very cute idea. Love the candy cane hears.
So happy and Valentine-y!

Amy said...

what a very cute idea. Love the candy cane hears.
So happy and Valentine-y!

Tif said...

Too cute! I love these!
---Tif

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

I made these and posted the outcome on my blog today. Thank you for the fun idea.

Pots and Pins said...

I love your sucker idea - mind if I steal it? I'm thinking of having a little Valentine's party for my nieces...now, I know I'm slow, but I've missed something here...I didn't know you weren't feeling well! I'm so sorry and hope that you rebound soon - afterall, you have ALL THOSE QUILTS to make! xo, Nan

AshTreeCottage said...

Absolutely adorable! I love them!

Susan and Bentley
xxoo

myra said...

I love your blog! I enjoyed stopping by today. Your posts and pictures are very inspiring!

Arlette said...

This is such a sweet Valentines Day idea. Makes me wish I purchased candy canes during the holidays. Theres always next year, right?
Aloha!

gnee said...

Love your creations! Thanks for such fun ideas.

Lily said...

Such a great idea!!! I love your blog....such an inspirational place to be!!! Love it.

amylouwho said...

you are absolutely, positively killing me with cuteness on this one! Seriously?!

Lei said...

Really ingenious.

Angie@treasures for tots said...

Thank you for sharing your awesome project at Thursday’s Treasures last week! Come share your crafty projects in this week’s Thursday’s Treasures too!
http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2010/02/thursdays-treasures-week-8.html

Pandora31 said...

I saw this and started drooling! made them with my playgroup, and also linked to your website from my blog, saying how awesome and easy they were!

Anonymous said...

I just finished making these and they turned out great! Thanks for sharing your awesome idea! I can hardly wait to give them away for Valentine's!

Beta said...

Thanks for this beautiful idea! I have thought about sharing it with my readers and I hope you are not sorry if I have inserted her in my post of S. Valentine (http://bimbumbeta.blogspot.com/2010/02/s-valentino-piccoli-pensieri-amorosi.html). If you had to not make you like I will handle to remove the link to your blog. Regards, Beta

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

So cute! What a great idea!

Tiff @ Making The World Cuter said...

These are so clever! They are beautiful treats, and the recipients are going to be thrilled! Thanks for sharing and for sharing my button!
hugs-
Tiff

Meg said...

These were so easy and fun to make. I posted mine today with a link to your how-to.

Thanks for the great idea!

kado! said...

i finally made these and they turned out so cute! Thanks again for the idea! I linked back to you too!

check them out if you wish!:

http://www.perfectcadence.net/2010/02/in-kitchen.html

tara said...

so cute!!!!! they are perfect!!!! Congrats!
but I've never found such pretty tiny candy canes in France!!!:o(...Could we find them on the web???? bisous***

Making of a Mom said...

LOVE the heart candy cane suckers! They have been featured today in my Valentine treat post. You can see that here
http://makingofamom.com/new-valentines-treat-roundup/

Lindsi B said...

Just wanted to let you know I am featuring this on my site tomorrow- http://www.toysinthedryer.com

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