Peppermint-Bark Hearts

Peppermint-Bark Hearts

What could be sweeter than these charming candy hearts, made fast in the microwave.

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peppermint candy canes (2 1/2 inch), unwrapped
oz vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark), chopped
teaspoons crushed peppermint candy canes
  1. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. Arrange candy canes on waxed paper in groups of 2 with ends touching to form heart shapes.
  2. In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave candy coating uncovered on Medium (50%) 2 to 3 minutes, stirring once halfway through cooking time, until softened. Stir until melted and smooth.
  3. Spoon or pipe candy coating into centers of hearts to fill spaces. Sprinkle with crushed candy. Cool 30 minutes or until set.
Makes 9 candy hearts
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Chocolate-flavored candy coating can be used instead of the vanilla coating. Or make two batches—one of each!
Candy coating, also called confectionary coating, is used for preparing and dipping candy. Whether left white or tinted pastel, candy coating melts and sets easier than chocolate. Look for candy coating in the baking aisle of the store.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Candy Heart)
  • Calories 120
    • (Calories from Fat 45),
  • Total Fat 5g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 15mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 17g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 17g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.