Thank goodness for Valentines Day right? A holiday all about showing love, giving flowers, wearing red and pink, and eating treats? We need more holidays like that. It’s a whole day devoted to love notes! The act of giving valentines is one that I believe should never stop, no matter what age you are. So it’s time to start planning what you’re going to pass out to your friends, family members, co-workers, or whoever you think deserves a little love! We’ve taken a classic candy and turned it into a fruity treat that makes the perfect token of appreciation. These Tootsie Pop Cherry Valentines are super easy to put together and equally delicious. Don’t forget to include a little note: “I love you cherry much!”.
When I first came up with the idea to turn Tootsie Pops into cherries, I was of course thrilled to see how well they worked, but also happy to use one of my favorite candies. One of the most charming aspects of Tootsie Pop Cherry Valentines is the mystery that lies at their core. As the age-old question goes, “How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?” It’s a playful inquiry that adds an element of fun and intrigue to the candy-eating experience. Some may eagerly count each lick, while others may succumb to temptation and bite right into the chewy center. Regardless of the approach, every bite is a moment to savor and enjoy.
Beyond their delicious taste and playful nature, Tootsie Pop Cherry Valentines also serve as delightful tokens of affection. Whether exchanged between friends, family members, or significant others, these candies are a sweet way to express love and appreciation. They can be tucked into Valentine’s Day cards, shared in candy dishes, or used as festive decorations. However they’re enjoyed, they’re sure to bring smiles and warm hearts.
Thankfully, you no longer have to buy a whole bag of assorted Tootsie Pops and pick out the cherries to get the full effect. We found a great option for you!
Cherry Tootsie Pop Valentines
Time:5 minutes for one
How to make the cherries
Cut 1/4-inch thick strips of crepe paper, perpendicular to the grain, and stretch them out to smooth out the ridges and lengthen the strip.
Hot glue the end of the strip to the base of the lollipop and wrap around the stick to cover it completely. Secure it with glue at the end and rip off the rest. Repeat for a second cherry or leave it as a single cherry stem.
Wrap two cherries together at the top with the crepe paper strip and secure with glue.
Using the leaf template provided or the printable, cut two halves of the leaf from green crepe paper and glue them together by overlapping the center seam just slightly.
Use the full leaf template to cut out the same leaf shape from cardstock.
Outline both leaves in white paint and paint veins on the crepe paper leaf. For the plain leaf, use a white paint pen to write the name of the recipient and a little love note!