Chocolate Heart Candy Canes (Candy Cane Heart)

Chocolate heart candy canes are the easiest, festive treat for your holiday dessert table!

You’re gonna love how fun and easy it is to make candy cane hearts! Peppermint and chocolate combine into one delicious and beautiful Christmas treat!

Candy cane hearts: combining three of my favorite things of all time: sweets, the holidays, and love!!! (Okay, there are like a billion more wonderful things on that favorites list, but I’m doing a bit here!!) 😉

Chocolate heart candy canes: the same thing, but with a slightly different name. Today, we’re gonna kick off the Christmastime/holiday season with a super fun ‘n easy treat that includes candy canes, chocolate, and your festive heart.

I mean, how cute are these candy cane hearts?!?!? I kinda think they’d go so well with our fresh-baked vegan cinnamon cookies from last week, don’t you?

You ready? Let’s jingle

all the way into each others’ candy cane hearts. 🙂

Candy cane hearts being assembled on parchment paper with crushed candy cane pieces scattered around

What are Candy Cane Hearts? Chocolate Heart Candy Canes?

Candy cane hearts are a sweet treat that’s usually homemade and made with about 2-4 ingredients.

Otherwise known as chocolate heart candy canes, these festive Christmas candies combine two mini candy canes with a chocolate heart center to form a beautiful holiday treat.

2 Ingredient Candy Cane Hearts

Overhead shot of table with finished candy cane hearts in a bowl, crushed candy canes and chocolate chips in a bowl

How to Make a Candy Cane Heart

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper.

Unwrap two candy canes and lay them on the prepared sheet, flat and facing each other to create a heart shape. Repeat for all candy canes.

Melt chocolate. Pipe chocolate into the center of each candy cane heart until filled. If needed, press candy canes back together.

Chill until firm. Then, enjoy the season with a sweet and minty delight!

Far Overhead shot of candy canes being assembled into candy cane hearts filled with melted chocolate and crushed candy canes

Two peppermint candy canes combine to create a beautiful heart filled with chocolate for a fun, homemade Christmas treat!

Super closeup shot of candy cane hearts in a bowl with chocolate chips and more candy canes as garnish

How to Store

Storing Instructions: Store these Christmas treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-3 weeks, maximum. 

Freezing Instructions: Store chocolate heart candy canes in an airtight, freezer-friendly container in the freezer for 1-2 months.

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Chocolate Heart Candy Canes (Candy Cane Heart)

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Chocolate heart candy canes are the easiest, festive treat for your holiday dessert table! Peppermint and chocolate combine into one easy, fun Christmas treat!



Candy Cane Hearts


  • 12 tablespoons your favorite toppings (crushed candy canes, festive sprinkles, mini white chocolate chips, etc.)


  1. Line a medium baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper. Clear some room in the refrigerator for this sheet. Set aside.
  2. Lay two unwrapped mini candy canes on the prepared sheet, flat and facing each other—the two candy canes should make a heart shape. Make sure candy canes are touching and as close as can be while laying flat. Here are the organic mini candy canes I use.
  3. Melt the chocolate: To melt the chocolate, use the double boiler method or do the following. Add chocolate to a medium, microwave-safe bowl. Heat in 10-second increments until just softened—the chocolate will continue to melt a bit after heating, be careful not to overheat. Stir in between heating increments, until smooth.
  4. Make the candy cane hearts: Spoon melted chocolate carefully into a piping bag or zip bag with a tiny tip trimmed off, making sure to spoon the chocolate closer to the tip of the bag so none goes to waste. Squeeze the bag to fill each candy cane heart in the center with melted chocolate. If needed, press heart back together.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator for 20-30 mins, until firm. Enjoy! Storing instructions below.

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Where to Buy Organic Candy CanesOrganic Mini Candy Canes

Storing Instructions: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-3 weeks.

Freezing Instructions: Store in an airtight, freezer-friendly container in the freezer for 1-2 months.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Melt
  • Cuisine: American

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Okay, I’m thinking we should do a candy cane wreath and a candy cane house… or even a candy cane skyscraper next. Thoughts?? Too elaborate? Oh, fine!! 😉 Thank you so much for stopping by to join in on the festive fun here on Beaming Baker—you know it means so much more spending time in the kitchen with you. ‘Til our next sweet adventure…

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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  1. I’m kind of a rebel, Demeter. I permanently deleted my Facebook account years ago. I don’t really have any social media stuff. I just blog.

  2. This looks super easy and super festive! I’m going to go look for those short candy canes tomorrow so I can try this soon! I think they’d make a really cute Christmas swag! Thanks for the idea, Demeter!