Friday, 13 February 2015

Valentine Candy Cane Chocolate Hearts



This is my other quick no bake recipe for Valentine. I actually made these chocolate candy cane hearts for Christmas but didn't get round to posting it. Everyone loved them so I saved a box of candy canes to make these for Valentine's Day. It's ever so simple and takes about 5 minutes to prepare, depending on how many you are making. 

I made a short video to show you how to make the candy cane hearts.


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Unwrap the candy canes and pair them up on a large sheet of greaseproof paper. Place them facing each other to form a heart shape. Using a kitchen lighter, heat the ends of the candy canes where they join together until you can see bubbles. Push them together gently until they create a seal. Be careful not too push too hard or the candy canes will break. Melt the chocolate in 30 second bursts in the microwave. Carefully spoon the chocolate into the hearts and decorate with sprinkles. Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or until set. 




As before I'm sending this to a few blog challenges this month

AlphaBakes hosted by Caroline from Caroline Makes and myself on alternate months. The letter this month is "V" and Caroline is accepting all Valentine related treats. 


Treat Petite hosted by Kat from the Baking Explorer and Stuart from Cakey Boi. The theme this month is 'Love is in the air'.


Foodie Friday hosted by Helen from Casa Costello. 


#FoodYearLinkup hosted by Charlotte from My Recipe Book. The link up is open to any foodie posts related to events in the Food Bloggers Calendar for February. These are quite obviously for Valentine's Day!



14 comments:

  1. Super cute, I love the vibrant colours in your candy cane hearts :-) x

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  2. such a bloody brilliant idea!... and so clever too... and so simple. LOVE them!

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    1. Thanks Dom. It's not really a recipe but it's too cute not to share x

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  3. So pretty and such a clever use for leftover candy canes! Thanks for entering into Treat Petite!

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    1. I'll definitely get extra candy canes next Christmas to make these throughout the year.

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  4. These are so cute and so simple.

    Thanks for joining in with #FoodYearLinkup

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  5. This is an inspired idea! I've still got a huge box of candy canes left over from Christmas that these would be perfect for. Thanks for joining in with #FoodieFriday New linky open tomorrow x

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  6. I didn't think to melt the ends when I made these at Christmas but luckily mine stayed together anyway! I love the little video and these do look really cute, thanks for sharing with Alphabakes.

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