Editor’s Note: This story was originally published on omaha.com.
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER
Mary Beth Kriskey of Omaha said one of the best things about these ornaments is that you can eat the mistakes. They are made out of hard candy that is melted slightly so that the pieces fuse together. Kriskey said they are a great project to do with kids and can also be used for holiday package decorations.
» Hard candies (Peppermints, cinnamon discs, butterscotch)
» Ribbon and other embellishments
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Arrange the candies in the desired shape on a foil-covered cookie sheet. (Wreaths can be made by arranging five or six candies in a circle.)
Place in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes, watching closely. Once the candies begin to soften and melt together, remove them from the oven. Don’t let them cook too long or they will melt into one shape.
To preserve them, coat with a clear sealant spray before adding ribbons, decorations and tree hooks.
Fold a ribbon in half into a loop and glue the ends onto the back of the shape for an ornament.