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Candy Cane Heart Pops

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This recipe is sponsored by Kohl's®. These candy pops are easy to make. Simply soften the candy canes to attach them to the sticks and fill with white chocolate and sweet holiday decorations.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 40 min (includes hardening time)
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 12 pops
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Ingredients

Directions

Special equipment:
2 baking sheets, such as Food Network™ 3-pc. Essential Textured Bakeware Set; 12 cardboard lollipop sticks; a piping bag or resealable plastic bag
  1. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment. 
  2. Place 3 lollipop sticks on one of the baking sheets. Lay 2 candy canes in a heart shape around each stick, making sure the stick touches the inside of both candy canes at the top and bottom of the heart. Bake until the candy canes are slightly soft and malleable and very warm but not hot to the touch, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. With your fingers, press the candy canes together, adhering them to the stick at the top and bottom. Gently bend the outer edges of the candy canes outwards to widen the heart shape. (If the candy canes harden too quickly, you may return them to the oven for 30 seconds and try again.) Let cool completely on the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining candy canes and sticks, using the other baking sheet and rotating the use of the sheets while the others cool.
  4. Once all of the hearts are formed and cooled, line them up on a piece of parchment placed on a work surface. Microwave the white chocolate or candy wafers in a microwave-safe bowl on 50 percent power in 30-second intervals, stirring in between each, until melted, 1 to 2 minutes total.
  5. Transfer the melted chocolate to a piping bag or resealable plastic bag with a corner snipped off and pipe it into the center of the hearts, spreading it to the edges with a small spoon or spatula. Sprinkle with the decorations of your choice. Let the pops harden completely at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
  6. Ornament variation: Make the candy cane hearts without the lollipop sticks and let cool. Tie a decorative ribbon around the top of each heart, then fill with white chocolate and decorate.

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