Candy Cane Chocolate Hearts: Cute & Easy Gift to Make

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Another day, another easy gift for younger kids to make. Although I must confess that I enjoyed making this one too–simple ideas are often the best! This candy cane chocolate heart looks fabulous when finished and is cheap to make too.

Candy canes are easily found in the UK now, even discount and pound shops have them. Our snowflake sprinkles were from a supermarket (I think Tesco) and the chocolate is just a standard milk chocolate melted in the microwave. So let’s get going!

 

Stuff You’ll Need

  • 2 candy canes for each heart you want to make
  • Milk chocolate (we used about 75g for this one, but it depends on the size of your candy canes)
  • Sprinkles
  • Greaseproof paper/Baking parchment

Let’s Get Going

adding-chocolate-to-candy-cane1. Break your chocolate into pieces and put into a microwaveable bowl. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 20-second bursts, stirring after each time, until the chocolate is melted.

2. Place your candy canes onto the greaseproof paper and join the two together to make a heart shape. Make sure you put them as close together as you can. However, if there’s a small gap then that’s OK, as the chocolate is thick enough that it won’t spill through.

3. Use a teaspoon to spoon and push your chocolate around inside the heart. Keep going until you’ve filled the heart shape.

decorating-candy-cane-heart4. Sprinkle your sprinkles over the top while the chocolate is still wet.

5. Put it somewhere cool to set, and peel off the greaseproof paper when it’s ready.

6. Wrap up in a clear bag with some pretty ribbon or red-and-white bakers’ twine. We popped ours inside a mug with a reindeer hot chocolate–a perfect combination of a gift.

 

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Did You Know?

Candy canes have been around since 1670. A choirmaster in Germany wanted to keep the younger children quiet during the Christmas Eve service, and thought that a sweet to suck on would do the job. He asked for them to be made into a crook/cane shape, to remind the children of the shepherds who visited the baby Jesus.

 

If you want to add a reindeer hot chocolate to your gift, then please click here.

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If you liked this, then try this easy make too:

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