What You Will Need: Chocolate Dipped Candy Canes
- Candy Canes
- 1 package of Wilton Candy Melts
- Pre-made Candy Eyes or you can make your own
- Red M&Ms or other round red candy
Melt the candy melts according to the package directions either in the microwave or using a double boiler. I chose the double boiler method because I have more control using this method. Melt the candy until it is nice and smooth and still glossy. If you cook it too long it will lose its gloss.
Unwrap your candy canes and dip them into the melted candy as far up the cane as you like. While the chocolate is still wet sprinkle some of them with sprinkles or leave them plain. It is totally up to you. you can hang the canes until they dry or lay them on wax paper like I did.
If you would like to make the cute candy cane reindeer, simply take two canes and dip them in the chocolate. Lay them on the wax paper so that the curved part of the canes are facing in opposite directions and the long part of the canes abut each other. While the chocolate is still wet, add the eyes and the red candy for the nose. Once the chocolate is dry you have an adorable candy cane reindeer. I chose to use pre-made candy eyes for my project but you could use white and black fondant, small white candies and black food coloring, or the inside of Oreo cookies and mashed black jelly beans. There are so many options. You can totally make these your own.