Candy Ornament

By Laurie Evans


  • Baking pan
  • Ribbon
  • Metal cookie cutters
  • Hard candy or candy canes
  • Cooking spray
  • Aluminum foil or Silpat baking sheet



  • Cover the edges of each cookie cutter with aluminum foil and smooth down the edges. Completely coat with cooking spray.
  • Cover the baking pan with foil and coat with cooking spray or a Silpat baking sheet.
  • Place the cookie cutters an inch apart on the pan.
  • Unwrap candies, place inside a zip-loc bag and break up using a rolling pin or mallet.
  • Place candy pieces inside the cookie cutters in a single layer
  • For a solid color ornament, use a layer of one color candy. For a stained glass effect, crush several colors, mix, and place in a single layer. The colors will blend when the candy melts.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for 7-10 minutes until the candy melts. Watch carefully so that the candy doesn’t bubble over.
  • Cool 1-2 minutes.
  • Through the top of each ornament, use a toothpick to make a hole large enough to pass a small piece of ribbon through.
  • Cool completely and then push the candy out of the cutter. If it sticks or cracks, reheat for a few minutes and try again.
  • Insert a piece of narrow ribbon through the hole and make a loop to hang.