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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Candy Cane Hearts

Today we made Candy Cane Hearts in celebration of Valentine's Day.  I picked up a box of small candy canes in an after Christmas sale for 25cents.  We only used about 1/3 of them today.

They're easy to mold into shapes.  Heat the oven to 250 and line a baking sheet with a silicone pad or with parchment paper.  Lay out whole or broken candy canes on the sheet and heat for 10 minutes.  When they come out of the oven they are warm and pliable for a few minutes. 

After they come out of the oven we transferred them to another silicone pad so we wouldn't burn our hands on the baking sheet.

The boys had fun turning the pieces into words.

After a couple of minutes they harden.  You can always put them back in the oven for a minute to soften them back up if you need to.

Of course, the best part is eating them aftewards!

Happy Valentine's Day!

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