Candy canes are not just for sucking on anymore!

I had so much fun making these Candy Cane Christmas Trees this past weekend! They are such a cute treat and easy to make gift for the holidays!

It is unbelievable all of the adorable things that can be done by melting candy canes! It is incredibly fun – just melt them and they become totally mold-able and a crafter’s dream!

Candy Cane Christmas Trees - such a cute and easy Christmas treat



Just follow these instructions and watch the How To Video below:

How to Make Candy Cane Christmas Trees

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  2. Lay candy canes in a heart shape on the mat. Place one starlight peppermint candy at the tip end of the “heart”. Cut a mini candy cane to create a “tree stump” and place at the opposite end of the heart (see pictures or video below).trees 1
  3. Place in oven for about 3-5 minutes (please note, all ovens cook differently so you need to watch the candy and as soon as it get a little soft, remove from oven…. you can always put it back in for longer if needed)
  4. ADULT STEP – As soon as it comes out of the oven (NOTE – BE VERY CAREFULLY because it will be very hot and you could burn yourself!!), shape the tree by straightening the “humps” of the heart into a straight line, press the “points” of the heart together with the peppermint candy and attach and pinch the tree stump to the tree.tree 2
  5. Let cool completely and if you are using parchment paper, transfer to wax paper. If you are using the silicon mat, your can complete the next step on the mat, as well.
  6. Melt the white chocolate wafers according to the directions on the package. Using a teaspoon, carefully spoon the white chocolate into the center of the tree. Immediately scatter with the sprinkles of your choice.tree 3
  7. Let cool completely and use a spatula to remove from the mat or paper if they are sticking!
  8. Enjoy!
Candy Cane Christmas Trees

Check out some of my other fun crafts and treats using peppermints!!

peppermint candy spoons - an easy DIY gift and treat
DIY Peppermint Candy Bowl - The perfect and easiest DIY Christmas Gift
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. I am going to make these. I hope I do not have the problems so others have had. What about cooling them on Marble?

  2. The trees came out great, the second time lol. First time I left them in for 4 minutes and they looked good but went flat. Thanks for the great idea.

  3. I tried making these cute treats, but the candy canes all break when I try and get them off the silpat … no matter how I try. Any help would be appreciated.

    1. hmmmmmmmmmm…. they shouldn’t break. You can try using wax paper or parchment instead or try a very very light layer of non stick spray

    1. I made these and a few of them didn’t stay together, so I popped them into the microwave for 15 seconds and it softened them enough to “repair” them! So, yes you can make them in the microwave.

      1. Where would you right click. Tried it over a photo and it did not come up with print options.

        Thanks, Ann