I had bought a bunch of candy canes right before Christmas and they did not get eaten. Since I have started the 17 Day Diet again, I cannot have them. I did a search and found that you can melt them into hearts. I cannot find the original post but it is so easy.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay candy canes on paper in the shape of a heart. They melt fast so you will have to watch. These took about 4 minutes to flatten.
Some of the canes were broken so we placed them on the baking sheet, placed a dish towel over them, and whacked them with a hammer. I then shaped them into this heart.
After about 6 minutes it was fully melted. Very quickly, using a chop stick, I gently traced the heart patterns and shaped the side a little. It starts to cool and set up very fast.
This is the finished product. Fun, easy, and candy is out of my house!!!