Candy Cane Chocolate Hearts

Oriental Trading provided some of the items for this post. All thoughts, opinions, and additional items belong to Drugstore Divas.

valentines-hearts-CI was on Pinterest a couple months ago and found for candy cane hearts that were both simple and completely adorable. These are all over Pinterest, mostly people turning them into lollipops. I’m not sure who exactly started this idea, but the oldest post on these I could find is here, so I’m gonna give her credit for the idea.

I’m not crazy over lollipops, so I decided to make these as handheld bites. They were more delicious to me that way, plus a little cheaper too since you don’t have to go out an buy lollipop sticks in addition to the other items.

Candy Cane Chocolate Hearts


What You’ll Need:

What You’ll Do:

Preheat the oven to 300.


Place candy canes on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Try and match up the colors/sizes of the candy canes (because they’re not all the same) to make hearts. Bake for three minutes. When they’re done, pinch the edges so they stick together. They will be warm to the touch, so be careful.


While the candy canes are baking, melt the candy melts in the microwave (putting them in a cute microwavable dish isn’t necessary, but it looks nice).


Spoon chocolate into the centers (this actually uses more chocolate than I thought. It’s about four to five discs per bite). The chocolate won’t be smooth, but it’s okay. Put them — tray and all — into the fridge for fifteen minutes. Once they’ve cooled, flip them over to serve. The bottom (which was against the paper) will be completely smooth and really pretty.

These are really cute as a Valentine’s Day treat, a Christmas treat, even a party favor.

What would you make these for?


  1. Dianna Thomas says:

    What a perfect idea for left over candy canes– I know I can do this the mice I tried today and they are perfect– so this will be fun to do too– thank you :-)

    1. drugstore diva lisa says:

      I’m so excited you did the mice! Post a photo on Twitter and tag me! I would love to see how they came out!!

  2. angie says:

    These are great for using leftover candy canes and they’re so pretty! Thanks for sharing at Something To Talk About Link Party!

  3. This is so brilliant! We always have a ton of mini candy canes left and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Thanks for sharing at the Monday Mash-Up link up!

  4. Awh! Are these ever cute!
    I would use them as little decorations for in hot chocolate. Handing them out with a warm mug, for each person to pop into their cup…that’d be such a nice touch.
    Thanks for stopping by the Monday Mash Up!! :)

  5. Felicia says:

    Wow these are so cute and really clever!

    Felicia | Beloved Style

  6. dolores says:

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  7. Oh these are adorable! What a sweet idea!

  8. Mint and chocolate wins my heart!

  9. Wow, For some reason I thought these would be hard to
    make but you make it look so easy. I bet my granddaughter would love making these.
    best wishes, Darlene

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