I came across this blog post from The Idea Room, and instantly knew I wanted to do this!
I headed to Target in January and found they still had boxes of mini candy canes in their Christmas clearance section. A huge box only cost me .25 CENTS!!!
I already had the lollipop sticks from a previous project, and last week found lollipop bags with a valentine print on them at Michael's on clearance for .99 cents!
I followed the directions The Idea Room used, except I used a silpat to line my cookie sheet with. Then, heat the oven to 350, and assemble the mini candy canes around eack lillipop stick and pop them in the oven! I waited til they looked a little melted and pulled them out of the oven. VERY carefully I pinched each end of the candy canes together. I let them cool, then wrapped them in the bags I bought.
That's it! This literally took me less than 10 minutes!
My silpat lined baking sheet, lolliop sticks (I actually made mini ones by cutting some of these in half), and the candy canes, 60 of them for .25 - how much better can this cheap on a budget Valentine treat get?!
Happy Valentine's Day!