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Last-Minute Valentine Treats and Printables

Feb 12, 2015

by Aleksa Brown

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We’ve all been there. It’s the night before a holiday celebration (in this case, Valentine’s Day) and plotting out your contribution to the goodie table has somehow slipped to the bottom of your to-do list. Luckily, we teamed up with Jodi Levine – the mastermind behind the blog Super Make It – to bring you these super adorable and easy-to-make lollipops from her book, Candy Aisle Crafts. The best part? You can make them in less than 30 minutes using candy from your nearest grocery store, and the end result is totally different from all the other Valentine lollipops out there because they were made with love – by you!

Looking to pair these pops with a paper Valentine? Check out some of our favorite printables from the Etsy marketplace at the end of this post. Happy last-minute crafting!

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Simple Heart Pop (Shown at left)
You will need:
2½ cherry Jolly Rancher hard candies or pink Jolly Ranchers
Bold Fruit Smoothie candies
Parchment paper
Stick

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 275°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Arrange the candy on the baking sheet in a V-shape.
3. Place in the oven for about 5 minutes. Remove and let cool for 1 minute.
4. Reshape, if needed, pinching the bottom to make it pointy. Add the stick by putting it on the bottom and twisting to coat with candy.
5. Return it to the oven for 2 to 3 minutes until smooth. Remove from the oven and let it cool on the baking sheet. Press the stick down, if needed. (If needed, let it cool for 1 minute and reshape it.) Return it to the oven for 1 to 2 minutes to smooth. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Peppermint Swirl Pop (Shown at right)
You will need:
1 peppermint candy
1 heart-shaped sprinkle
Parchment paper
Stick

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 275°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Put the peppermint candy on the baking sheet.
3. Place the baking sheet in the oven for about 7 minutes. Remove and let cool for 1 minute.
4. Squish on the heart-shaped sprinkle. Shape the candy into a heart, if desired. Put the stick under the candy and press to adhere.
5. Return to the oven for 1 to 2 minutes to allow the candy to adhere to the stick. Remove from the oven and let cool.

And now for some downloadable Valentines from Etsy…

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Project photographs by Amy Gropp Forbes; project excerpted from Candy Aisle Crafts by Jodi Levine.

 

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