Monday, December 20, 2010

Candy Cane Hearts

Here we are again, a few short days shy of another Christmas. Every year I think just about all of us comment on how fast the year flies by and how quickly Christmas comes each year. It really is true though isn't it?

I can remember being in college and aching to get out into the working world and to not have constant homework and papers to write. My mother would always say time would go by very quickly once I got out of college. I remember thinking she was crazy, but once again, Mom is right!

Are you familiar with Saucy? She is always posting wonderful baking ideas. This was the second year that I spotted her candy cane hearts and I knew I had to make some. These are super super easy and make such a nice gift all on their own or as an add on. I'm giving these out with cookie tins and homemade hot cocoa kits. I gave a few out to co-workers this morning and they were a big hit!

Simply take some miniature candy canes, pose them in hearts atop of some parchment paper, melt some white chocolate (or milk or dark chocolate), spoon a bit into the center (I used a baby spoon and found that was just the right amount) and then use a skewer or toothpick to manipulate the chocolate all around the center, top with some sprinkles and let set and there you have it! I packaged these in Christmas themed cello bags, punched some holes in the top and tied with satin ribbon. They make a very festive presentation!

I'll be finishing up Christmas preparations the rest of this week and will be enjoying a week off afterwards. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Holidays!


Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Those looks SO YUMMY!!! I hope you and your hubby and darling munchkin have a wonderful Christmas! ;)

Grace said...

Have a Very Merry Christmas!! Enjoy the Beautiful Season with your family and friends. Grace xoxo

Lulu said...

Sugar Bear!

Those are the coolest! Sure hope I get one!

Love ya,

Dolores said...

What a clever idea and I bet they're delicious!
I know you'll have a fun Christmas with your precious little angel....
Merry Christmas!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

Cute idea! I am sure they taste like peppermint bark. Merry Christmas!!! xoxo!!! Britt :-)

Andrea Singarella said...

Those are darling! Merry CHristmas to you and your family, Karla!

Merci-Notes said...

I still find the baby spoons that were just of the regular sort useful!
How lucky for the recipients of your gifts!!!

xo, Mary

Merry Christmas Karla!!

Jeanie said...

What a great idea! I wish I'd read this when you posted it!Alas, December was not a good blog visiting month for me, but I hope to be better in 2011. Not a resolution, you understand. Just a desire!

I send you belated Christmas and New Year's greetings. Perhaps Happy Epiphany or Jolly Twelfth Night is more appropriate. Nonethleless, the wishes remain!

Heidi said...

Hi Karla!
These are so cute! The other day I came across a blog who made them for Valentine's Day (using up the left over Christmas candy canes...which I have!).
Here's the link:

They totally look like something YOU would make!


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