Peppermint Bark Hearts

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

These would be perfect for Valentine's Day or Christmas or a heart/love themed party! Very easy to make! NOTE: 30 minute cooking time is actually cooling time for candies to set. ENJOY!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 18 (2 1/2 inch) peppermint candy canes, unwrapped
  • 5 ounces vanilla candy coating or 5 ounces almond bark, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons crushed peppermint candy canes


  1. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper.
  2. Arrange candy canes on waxed paper in groups of 2 with ends touching to form heart shapes.
  3. Place candy coating in 2-cup microwave safe measuring cup.
  4. Microwave on Medium for 2-3 minutes, stirring once halfway through melting time.
  5. Stir until melted and smooth.
  6. Spoon or pipe candy coating into centers of hearts to fill spaces.
  7. Sprinkle with crushed candy.
  8. Cool 30 minutes or until set.
Most Helpful

My daughter made a batch of these for a Valentine's favor. She used white almond bark and then red sprinkles on top. Adorable!

Susie D March 13, 2009

Make sure you get decent, even candy canes. I got el-cheapos and they were bent and all different sizes, making it tough work. I put melted milk chocolate in a baggie with the corner snipped and filled in the hearts while my friend held the candy canes in place. After that cooled a bit, I put a little melted white chocolate in a squeezie bottle to fill in the edges so it looked cleaner. I think next time I may add just a little bit of shortening or corn syrup so it holds stronger and is a bit shinier. Very cute in my Christmas cookie gift box! Thanks for the nifty idea!

Daymented May 19, 2008

This is wonderful. I made the same thing last Christmas and it stayed fresh for weeks. Love it!

True Texas August 31, 2007