Cute Colored Candy Cane Lollipop
Inspiration often hits me in the clearance isle. When I was after Christmas shopping with my friend Laurie – these colored candy canes caught my attention. Since they weren’t peppermint and traditional white and red, I knew a DIY project was in the works. I saw how two candy canes made a heart shape and knew they would be adorable as a Candy Cane Lollipop!
This “recipe” so to speak uses another one of my staple pantry items: Almond Bark- also called Candy Coating. This white chocolate baking essential is perfect to keep on hand for last minute sweet treats! I use it on my ever popular Celebration Crunch Popcorn recipe too. (Unfortunately I left it out of the “supplies” pic)
Candy Cane Sucker Supplies
How to Make a Candy Cane Lollipop
- Lay out the wax paper on a counter and form the heart shaped lollipops.
- Cut the paper straws in half (to give you twice as many!) and insert them in the bottom of the heart shape. For stability, have the straw almost touching the top part of the heart.
- Melt the candy coating in the microwave (30 sec intervals, stirring in between). I found it easiest to pour the melted white chocolate from a microwave safe measuring cup that has a spout.
- Before the candy coating cools, sprinkle on the colored sugar or sprinkles (perfect job for the kiddos).
- Allow candy coating to dry completely then Enjoy or Gift!
Watch the video below for a little visual demonstration for how to make candy cane lollipops:
My kiddos loved them! And were excited to share this Valentine heart candy during their classroom Valentine’s Day party. In fact, I also came up with a cute little printable that made them look like they were handing the lollipop to the recipient. Swoon! Adorable! I took their picture against a blank backdrop and then added the text using Pickmonkey.
If you don’t want to create your own printable tags… I have some for you! Once again I used Picmonkey, (they have great Valentine’s Day options this time of year) to create this little tag. You can print it here- 4 to a page. Cut a slit or use a hole punch to slip the lollipop thru on the right side.
Overall I am tickled pink with how they turned out. If you make these, send me a pic! I’d love to see how cute yours are too!