Prepare the sprinkles. Arrange your sprinkles and crushed candy into 3 separate rows about ¼ inch deep. I used a serving dish with high edges. You can also use 3 separate plates if that makes things easier for you!
½ cup white non-pareil sprinkles, ½ cup red, green, and white non-pareil sprinkles, ½ cup crushed candy canes
Melt the chocolate. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt one chocolate according to package instructions. Make sure you melt just one before using it because the chocolate hardens very fast, and you don’t want to have to melt the second chocolate twice.
2 cups semi-sweet melting chocolates
Make the candy. Transfer the melted chocolate to a piping bag or a zip lock bag with a small hole cut in the tip. Pipe a circle about ½ inch in diameter over the sprinkles. Repeat this until you have used all of the chocolate or half of the sprinkles are used.
Remove the candy. Let the chocolate sit on the sprinkles for about 5 minutes or until they are hardened. You can put them in the refrigerator for a minute to speed this process up. Once hardened, use a fork to scoop the candy out of the sprinkles.
Repeat. Repeat this process with the remaining flavor of chocolate, starting with the heating process.
2 cups white chocolate melting wafers
Finish. Place your candies into a bowl, mason jar, or gift bag. You can package them as gifts or serve them right away!
Serves: About 4 (1) cup servings of candyStorage:
To Store: You can store these chocolate holiday candies on your counter in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks. You can also store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 4 weeks. They will be good up to 3 months but they will start to taste a bit less fresh after 4 weeks.
To Freeze: You can freeze these little candies in an airtight container for up to 5 months.
Make sure you melt just one flavor of chocolate before making your candy. The chocolate hardens very fast and you don’t want to have to melt the second chocolate twice.
You don’t want to warm these chocolate holiday candies up at all; they will melt and stick together creating a big mess of sprinkles and chocolate. You should enjoy them at room temperature or chilled!
These homemade candies do not have to be circle-shaped; they can be any shape that you can make with the melted chocolate. Try writing your name with the melted chocolate or make a Christmas tree shape!