Hi!  Dot here from Dabbled.org… It’s so nice to visit with you Dollar Store Crafters again!

Today we’re doing an easy sweet treat that would make a lovely valentines gift.

Our local Dollar Tree will almost always have silicone molds for every holiday.  I bought these heart molds at the dollar store, and have gotten a ton of use out of them.  (I have Halloween ones from there too!)  Here’s a quick, easy and cheap candy you can make with these molds.

I tried something like this last year, and had a total craftfail, but these turned out great!

See the instructions and recipes, after the picture:

Ingredients: (to make 28 hearts – double recipe to make more.)

  • Flax Seeds or sesame seeds (enough to sprinkle in the bottom of all your molds (1/2 cup would be more than enough)
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1/2 c corn syrup (Karo)
  • 1 teas baking soda
  • 1 Tbls butter

Spray your molds with non-stick spray.

Sprinkle a layer of seeds in the bottom of each mold.

In a heavy saucepan, heat your sugar, corn syrup, and butter over medium heat.  Stir often until melted.

I don’t have a candy thermometer, so I used my digital probe thermometer, which I clipped to the side of my pan with a binder clip.  Continue to heat your mixture, stiring occasionally, until the temp reaches 290 degrees.

At 290 degrees, add your baking soda, and stir well.  the mixture will bubble up.  Quickly spoon the hot mixture into each of your molds.  You can sprinkle additional seeds on top if desired.

Let cool, and remove from molds.

Easy and quick!