Who doesn’t have a few candy canes leftover from Christmas! Recycle your leftover candy canes into Valentine Lollipops to make a fun DIY Valentine’s Day treat kids will love (and you probably already have the ingredients leftover from Christmas baking and crafts!)
Valentine Lollipops can be made in under an hour and then ready to make a cute homemade Valentine bouquet.
Ingredients Valentine Lollipops
Mini candy canes or for a giant lollipop use regular size candy canes
Parchment paper or wax paper
- Cover a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
- Pair the candy canes.
- Face the hook of each candy cane toward each other to form a heart.
- Position the lollipop stick at the bottom of the heart. The top of the lollipop stick should almost reach the top of the heart.
- Melt the candy melts in the microwave. I use a glass measuring cup or glass dish. Each microwave is different but I’ve found it is “safe” to begin with one minute on high to start – then I use 20 second intervals and check the consistency of the chocolate or candy melts after each interval.
- There are a few different ways to fill the candy cane heart. You can spoon the chocolate into the candy cane heart. I have also used a disposable pastry bag or use the baggie with the end cut off trick to make a pastry bag. Be careful if using this method due to the temperature of the chocolate. If your mixture is thin enough you can pour the chocolate into the hearts from a measuring cup, here is a video tutorial from Mission To Save if you prefer to pour your Valentine hearts.
- Set the Valentine Lollipops in the refrigerator or freezer for 20 minutes.
No Lollipop Stick No Problem!
An alternative if you do not have any Lollipop sticks on hand is to simply make a Valentine Candy Cane Heart and include the hearts sprinkled among your Valentine cookies. Just do not use the candy canes as the heart base and exclude the lollipop sticks. Works just as easy!
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