These are so easy to make, you’ll love it. I also used these for a cookie exchange party instead of real cookies and they were a hit. I didn’t feel like making cookies that day, and this was an easy substitute.
What you’ll need:
-1 or 2 boxes of Mini Candy Canes (depending on how many you need to make. My box held 60 so that would make 30 hearts if none were broken)
-1 bag white chocolate chips
-1 bag red candy melts
-1 bag green candy melts
The candy melts depend on your creativity. You decide what colors you want to use. I used a whole bag of white chocolate on about 20 hearts.
– Thin rope or string (embroidery floss would be great!)
Open the candy canes and place on wax paper (either on your counter directly or on a baking sheet) in a heart design, as shown here:
Make a loop out of the string and tie in a knot. Put the knot in the top inside of the heart. I would suggest trying to get one of the strings in the front and one in the back to balance the heart as it hangs, mine fell forward a bit with both strings in the back.
Melt your choice of chocolate according to the package directions.
Add the chocolate to a zip lock bag as shown:
Snip the corner off of the zip lock bag and pipe the chocolate into the hearts. Use a toothpick to smooth the chocolate out.
Then sprinkle with colored sugar, sprinkles or cupcake gems. Let set, and you’re done!