Use any kind of hard candy to create these beautiful hanging ornaments!

You will need:

various hard candies
baking tray
cooking spray
cookie stamps or mason jar
wooden skewer
baker's twine
  1. Preheat oven to 250F.
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment and spray your cookie stamps or the bottom of a mason jar with cooking spray.
  3. Unwrap a variety of hard candies and arrange them on the baking tray at least 3 inches apart from one another. You can combine 2 or 3 candies next to each other to make a larger ornament. Experiment, and have fun!
  4. Put candies in the oven for 3 to 6 minutes. Watch them closely! They will start to melt and expand, and that's the time to pull them out of the oven.
  5. As soon as they are out of the oven use your greased stamps or mason jar to squash the candies flat.
  6. Use your wooden skewer to make a little hole in each flattened candy.
  7. Allow to cool completely.
  8. Tie a loop of baker's twine to each ornament, hang, and enjoy! You can also use them as decorations for your holiday presents!


Photography by Paul "Sweet Paul" Lowe

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