Saturday, January 8, 2011

Valentine Candy Cane Lollipops!

Christmas is packed away. And I've got the bug to get my Valentines goodies out.

I noticed a few boxes of left over Candy Canes at the grocery store the other night, which reminded me of a post I did last year.

Said post just happens to be the No. 1 post of ALL TIME here at Pleasant Home. So I think it's worth sharing again.

{p.s. someone emailed and said they did not have these candy canes where they lived. There are many available on Amazon}


This post Originally posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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!

53 comments:

Jeanette said...

Such a darling idea! Wonder if I can still find some mini candy canes at the store.

Kristy said...

These are so cute! I might have to make some. Thank you for sharing :)

moosestashquilting said...

How cool are those! I found Easter candy next to the clearance Christmas candy at my grocery store last week. EEKS so soon?
:-)

Lori Holt said...

Very heart-sy cute jodi...
i've made all 3.
All fun!
i'll have to make them again this year:)
xx
lori

Nicole-Lynn said...

Very cute! Thanks for the ideas!

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

These are fabulous ideas! And love your photography!
Jo-Anna

Des said...

Could you be my visiting teacher? or better yet, My VT partner!! Then you could make these cute things and I could take credit for them! Yes, I like the latter idea.

Cheryl said...

You always share such cool and fun stuff. love the idea for the lollipops. Too cute.

Mama Pea said...

These are so cute, my chin just dropped to the floor. Now, what do I do with about 30 leftover BIG candy canes? :-)

I am going to reblog and link back to you, Okay?

Thanks for this cute idea!

Ange said...

I remembered your post about this last year, so I bought extras at Christmas time. I am excited about making them. I think we'll set aside the first weekend in February to have our fun!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love the lolly pop idea, just too cute:@)

Debbie said...

Love-ly and so very sweet ;o)

Melissa said...

LOVE THIS POST! I have a bunch of small fruit flavored candy canes left over from Christmas - what a perfect way to use them up. Thank you so much for sharing this cute idea!!

Stormy Days said...

I love those. All of the Christmas stuff is gone from the stores here, but I hope I remember for next year. So cute.

Rebecca said...

Thanks so much for reposting this idea! I bought extra candy canes this Christmas because I knew I'd seen an idea somewhere that used them!! I'm so excited to make them--now I wish I'd bought more :)

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Super-cute lollipops! Absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for sharing.

Amy said...

Super idea!!

I will mention your blog and idea on my Tuesday post!! :)

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

These are darling ideas! Very cute cute and so clever!

Queen of...Whatever said...

That is one of the cutest Valentine ideas i have seen for awhile....Like your blog

Karen said...

These are so adorable! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me.

Rhanda said...

Oh, WOW, those are the cutest things! Bookmarking now. :) Thanks for sharing (again).

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I used up all my mini candy canes this year so I'll have to remember this for NEXT Valentine's Day unless I get lucky out in the stores today. These would be very cute for my daughter's kindergarten class.

MyKidsMake said...

those lollipops are amazing. that is seriously a fantastic idea!!!

TidyMom said...

LOVE all these ideas!!! Thanks SO much for linking up!!! I featured you in the wrap up post! http://tidymom.net/2011/im-lovin-it-wra-up-1911/

Em said...

Oh my goodness - these are sooo stinkin' cute! I'm ready for Valentine's stuff too! Thank you for sharing!

Kate said...

oh awesome, awesome idea!! I have a gazillion of these mini candy canes left over...I over bought...what a shocker! hehehehe Thanks for the post!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

We're definitely making these... I've got candy canes begging to be used!

Mary Ellen said...

Love the candy cane idea! I have larger candy canes. Do you think if I cut the stem down that the larger ones would work too or would they be just too heavy?

Such a cute post- thanks!

bee blessed
mary

Val said...

How brilliant!!! Your blog is wonderful.

Heidi said...

Love this idea! Now, where did I stash those candycanes when I cleaned up after Christmas......
Hugs, Heidi

Little Red Hen said...

I am giggling - this is the ultimate re-use project! I just went to my pantry for some cereal and there in the cereal basket was a zippie with a few candy canes. This will be great to share with son and neices for valentines day! Thank you! You are brilliant!

Jerri said...

Oh my! Your lollipops are just adorable! What a creative idea!

Kelly O. said...

I'm so doing these hearts this year!
last year I did the pink popcorn :)

Sunny simple life said...

These are so cute. I wish I would have picked up some little candy canes when they were all being clearanced.

Robin said...

I'm dying from all the cuteness! Gotta tweet this post it's a home run! Ohhhh I wanna make these!
xoxo
Robin

Erin said...

Cutest things I've seen in a long time! I can't wait to make these.

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

Sonya said...

adorable candy cane pops!! Love the idea!

doughmesstic said...

So glad I followed a tweet link to your site - such incredible ideas! I have been wondering what to pull together for Valentines this year, and each of those ideas are great! My son goes to PreSchool once in a while (I'm a SAHM) but I like to treat the other kids on holidays. These will be perfect!
Now I need to go snoop around your site some more for other ideas to steal!

LocalFunForKids said...

OMG!!!! I LOVE THESE! now, I have to rush out to the drugstore to see if they still have any mini candy canes left over from x-mas!

You should link up at 'Fun for Kids Friday' http://ow.ly/3DzBt

Melissa Stewart said...

Hi!! This is way cute!! I am highlighting you on my top 15 V-day crafts thus far!

SIMPLE AS 1-2-3
http://simpleas1-2-3.blogspot.com/

tales from an oc cottage said...

Soooooooooooo cute!

m ^..^

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

They look beautiful! I hope you'll come link them up at the craft catwalk!
http://embellishinglifeeveryday.blogspot.com/

mommy of 3 said...

You are so creative. I love all of these ideas for Valentine's Day. VDay is my favorite holiday. I just love the color scheme. Can you please fill me in on how to do the popcorn balls? Please write to bollingwith5@gmail.com

Jennwith4 said...

Just made some of these with my girls. Thanks fir the tutorial!!

Alana said...

What is a nut cup? Never heard of this...Love these ideas but not sure I will be able to find the mini candy canes so want to do the jello popcorn!!

craftystaci.com said...

Love these...and I actually have some leftover candy canes! I'm featuring these in my Friday Favorites tomorrow!

Domestic Goddesque said...

I was so enchanted by your idea, I've linked it in a post here: http://domesticgoddesque.blogspot.com/2011/02/february-is-month-to.html

4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle said...

these are so clever! Will definitely be "borrowing" the idea.

Glad I found your blog (was directed here by domestic godesque)

Kirstyx

Courtney @ A Diamond in the Stuff said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I made my own and blogged about it here: http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/2011/02/candy-cane-valentine-lolipops.html It's a great idea and I made sure to link back to ya!

Little Leach said...

i hope you don't mind but i made these for my sons valentines! I linked to you!

The Pennington Point said...

I love these! Yesterday I found some in Sam's on clearance and nearly knocked a lady down trying to grab them. LOL! Lisa~

The Bennett Bunch said...

I am going to make these with green candy melts in the middle for Christmas! Putting a tag on them that says, "Sending you our love for Christmas!" Yay! So excited to make these. I LOVE candy melts and I use them all the time. What a fun, clever, and easy idea!

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