DIY Valentine’s Day Candy

Upcycle your Christmas candy canes into sweet DIY Candy Heart Lollipops with a Wagner heat gun.

DIFFICULTY: Beginner

Overview

Use a heat gun to transform your old Christmas candy into unique Valentine's Day lollipop candies.

1

Form a heart

Arrange two candy canes in a heart shape on a clean surface.

Candy Heart Pops Step 1
2

Heat ends and cut

Heat the straight ends of the candy canes on low heat for 30 seconds. With a sharp paring knife, carefully cut about 1 inch off the end of each candy cane.

Candy Pops Step 2
3

Heat and press together

Arrange the cut candy canes on parchment paper and place a lollipop stick at the base of the candy cane heart. Heat the candy canes over low heat again for 1 minute until the candy becomes soft and bendable. With your fingertips, press the warmed candy together at the top and bottom of the heart to make a frame for the chocolate.

Candy Heart Pops Step 3
4

Pour in the chocolate

Pour melted white chocolate into the middle of the heart.

Candy Heart Pops Step 4
5

Sprinkle sugar and allow to harden

Sprinkle the melted chocolate with colorful sugars and jimmies. Let harden for two hours.

Candy Heart Pops Step 5
6

Packing them up

Tie with ribbon or shrink wrap in plastic using the heat gun.

Candy Heart Pops
Products Used

Materials

Wagner FURNO Heat Gun

12 candy canes in various styles

Sharp paring knife

Paint brush

2 cups white melting chocolate

Colorful candy sprinkles

Parchment paper

6 lollipop sticks

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