Introduction

Happy Holiday Hearts

Whether you hang them from your tree or tuck them into your tablescape, homemade candy cane hearts are a sweet way to decorate for the holidays. No two are ever the same, and they're adorable, too.

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Preheat Oven and Prepare Supplies

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray the inside of your heart shaped cookie cutter with cooking spray.

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Fill the Cookie Cutter with Candy Canes

Place the cutter on the baking sheet. Fill the inside of the cookie cutter with two layers of mini candy canes. Break them into smaller pieces to get them to fit.

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Bake Your Creation

Bake at 350 degrees for 5 to 10 minutes, checking on them often.

Step 4

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Remove from Oven and Cool

When the candy canes have completely melted, remove tray and set aside to cool.

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Unveil Your Creation

When the cookie cutters are completely cool to the touch, carefully push the candy out of the cutter.