Peppermint Bark Hearts
- 2-boxes or bags miniature candy canes
- (you will need 2 candy
- canes to make one heart)
- my one box of 32 mini candy canes yield 16 hearts.
- 1-24 oz Block Vanilla Almond Bark
- or Vanilla Candy Coating
Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper. Or line
your counter top with waxed paper that's the
easiest for me. Arrange candy canes on waxed paper
in groups of two form into a heart shape.
Melt vanilla flavored coating or almond bark.
(Melt on the defrost setting of you microwave
in 3 minute intervals).
It usually takes about 5-6 minutes to melt a full
block of candy coating. Spoon or pipe candy coating
into centers of hearts to fill spaces.
I used my pastry tool set pipe the coating in
the hearts. You can use a pasty bag with a tip
or a small zip lock bag and just cut off the end.
Crush some candy canes in a bag and sprinkle on top
of the coating in the middle of the hearts. Let harden
and store in airtight container, gift bags or a tissue
lined tin. I like to add some additional peppermint bark
that I made from chocolate and vanilla bark.
I like to place the peppermint hearts on top of the bark
in a really pretty box.
These make beautiful teacher gifts.