By Laurie Evans
- Baking pan
- 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.