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Valentine Heart Mints with Candy Canes {Pinterest VS Reality}

So in my search for a "Pinterest Perfect" life, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

Here is the pin I found (I have no idea how they get them this nice!)

Here is my final result (with only the Pinterest worthy ones showing). I bought the little silicone heart plates at walmart for a $1.50 each! Totally worth it!

Here is my critique of this pin:

1. USE A nicer brand of candy canes! The cheap dollar tree crayons melt into a pink mess and they burn and bubble too!

Here is a reality picture of my peppermints. Most of my mints turned into a swirly bubbly mess because I wanted to go cheap on the candy canes and do mostly the dollar tree brand. And I cooked them for longer than needed!

2. Cook it less time than they say- depending on your oven! I did it for 15 mins. at 400 degrees!

3. Put them in the freezer for 20 mintues afterward and have them cool for 10 more minutes after that. I broke some trying to get them out!

OVERALL THOUGHTS:

My daughter (5 years old) liked the end result to "collect" them. But doing them wasn't so fun. Candy Canes are so messy to get out of the plastic! I had peppermint all over my nicely waxed floor! oops! HAHA We worked for 30 mins was more tedious with a Pre-k kid than fun. But whatever, we spent time together.

So final thoughts: use Pinterest as inspiration for your own thoughts!

Happy Creating!

Christal Marshall

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