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L.O.V.E. Shaped Candy Canes

We’re spelling LOVE with our left over Holiday candy canes. I posted last year how to make Candy Cane Hearts, so this year for Valentines I thought we’d shape them into Love Letters.

  • Take off the plastic on your candy canes. It doesn’t matter if these break from opening, as they need to be all different sizes anyway.
  • Place the candy cane pieces onto a tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Put the tray into a 250 degree oven for 10 minutes.

  • Shape them (be careful, hot) right out of the oven. They are movable for a minute or two. You can put them back into the oven if you need to reshape them again.
  • Some letters kept breaking, so you can just use them as lines and form the letters that way as well.

Here’s a tutorial for making these candy canes into heart shaped lollipops!


  1. This is a great idea for December candy canes that are leftover for Valentine’s Day. I am excited to get started on these, it would be so neat to spell out ” I love you” or my kids names for Valentine’s Day. Great Idea! I had no idea you could bend them by putting them in the oven–very cute.

  2. I was just about to throw away the candy canes I had in a glass from Christmas. Thanks for the great idea! Feel free to check my blog to see how I used them–

  3. What a CUTE idea! I love your posts, I have no idea where you get your never ending inspiration from… but I could sure use some :)

  4. I love this idea. Thank you!
    I have two dozen candy canes sitting in a mug on our kitchen counter that I couldn’t bear to throw away and now they have a purpose.

  5. Cute!
    You can also take two mini candy canes, and put them together like a heart. Use royal icing to glue them together.

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