Friday, December 14, 2012

Heart Shaped Candy Cane Lollipops

So yesterday was sort of a not-so-nice day and I was definitely falling out of the Christmas spirit. I decided the best medicine was A) do something Christmasy B) do something for someone else. The result was Candy Cane Lollipops.

It was super easy although if I had to do it over again I would use a piping bag to put the white chocolate inside the shape. I worried the chunks of peppermint might cause a clog and opted to use a spoon instead. As my usual MO, I started late and hurried so they aren't maybe as neat as could be but they are unique.....yes, that's the word I'm going with and made with love :). The almond bark sets up quickly so I think if I would have used an elf to help with the sprinkles process that might have gone even smoother.

Candy Cane Heart Lollipops

(to make 50)
2 boxes of little candy canes
1 package of white almond bark
little treat bags
lollipop sticks

1.  Lay out the candy canes and sticks - I used parchment paper

2.  Crush any broken candy canes into little eensy, weensy bits - Great frustration reliever. :)

3.  Melt almond bark according to directions

4.  Mix in crushed peppermint

5.  Spoon or pipe into candy canes

6.  Decorate with sprinkles

7. Wrap and share