Create a candy ornament with your kids this year! They are simple to make and you can use up all of your favorite hard candies to create unique designs.
My grandma always used to keep those old fashioned hard candies on her coffee table at Christmas-time. As a little girl, I loved eating those pretty colored candies. Heck – I still enjoy them as an adult! However, I also don’t need to consume as many sweets as either.
That lead me to create this new idea. I could still enjoy them without having to have so many sweets! I am in love with the way that they came together.
I created these fun candy ornaments!! Perfect for a last minute DIY with the kids.
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Old-fashioned hard candy
Before you begin, you will want to pre-heat your oven to 350. Next, spray your donut pan with cooking spray. You need to make sure it is very well coated so that the ornaments can slide out when done. Place your candies in a single layer to create the look you want for your candy ornament.
Bake them at 350 for 10 mins. Start checking them at 8 minutes, just in case they are done. Once your candy ornament looks like the picture above, remove them from the oven. If they get too soupy, all the colors will run.
Allow them to cool for 15 minutes (or until you can touch the candy and it is hard). Remove them from the try by turning it upside down and tapping the bottom of the pan. If they don’t come out, wait a few more minutes, and try again. Don’t bang too hard, or they will come out too quickly and break!
Tie a ribbon around them, and hang on your tree to enjoy! A simple and fun candy ornament!