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Candy Cane Mug Hearts

Am I the only one who has mini candy canes left over from Christmas? Hopefully not. Hopefully I’m not the gross one who still has Christmas candy hanging around. {In the interest of full disclosure, I’m pretty sure that we still have some Halloween candy around here too.}

Anyway, if you also have some candy canes left, have I got a fun little project for you today.

Candy cane mug hearts.

Make cute little hearts to hook on your favorite person's mug. Great for hot chocolate or coffee -- or even milk!

I have seen a bunch of cute candy cane heart projects on Pinterest, but I didn’t want to use chocolate. At first I was planning on just melting the candy canes together to make little hearts, but then I thought of leaving the bottoms open so you could hang them on the side of a cup. 

Holy moly, I’m glad I had that thought, because these are just the cutest.

And, like everything I make, they are so easy.

First, preheat your oven to 250 degrees and line a baking pan with parchment or a Silpat. Arrange the candy canes on the parchment with the ends of the hooked part touching, but the bottom ends about 1/2″ apart.

Make cute little hearts to hook on your favorite person's mug. Great for hot chocolate or coffee -- or even milk!

Then carefully place your baking sheet in the oven and bake for around 5-8 minutes. You want the candy canes to start getting soft {they will start to puff up a tiny bit}, but keep a close eye on them so they don’t totally melt. 

Once they’re soft, pinch the top ends together {I just did this quickly with my fingers, but you might want to wear a glove or something — just don’t burn yourself}.

Make cute little hearts to hook on your favorite person's mug. Great for hot chocolate or coffee -- or even milk!

Then, let cool for a few minutes and hook those bad boys on a mug!

Make cute little hearts to hook on your favorite person's mug. Great for hot chocolate or coffee -- or even milk!

You could also bundle these up with the projects below and make a super cute Valentine’s Day gift for someone!

Make hot chocolate on a stick - what a fun treat for the holidays, or anytime!Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Making homemade marshmallows sounds scary, but you won't believe how easy they are!Homemade Marshmallows

Free Valentine's Day PrintableFree Valentine’s Day Printable

 

 

 

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