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LIFE SAVERS® Gingerbread Man

photo by:kraft
I would love to see a finished photo of the gingerbread ornament . It would help me to see how it looks before I make it . It seems easy enough to make also would you more
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on 11/16/2004
5 min
11 min
1 ornament

what you need

 plastic drinking straw
 individually wrapped cherry flavor or Chocolate & Caramel Creme CREME SAVERS Hard Candies (sold in bag)
 Shoestring licorice
 Raisins, currants or cinnamon candies

Make It

PREHEAT oven to 325°F. Cover baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Cut a 1-1/2-inch piece of straw; set aside to make hole in ornament. Unwrap and arrange candies on parchment paper in gingerbread man shape, using 4 candies for "head" and "body" and 1 candy for each "arm" and "leg."

BAKE 3 to 6 min. or until candies are melted. Remove from oven. While still warm, press small raisins, currants or cinnamon candies into melted candies for the "eyes", "nose" and "buttons" and a small piece of shoestring licorice for the "mouth." Make a hole, about 1/2 inch from the top, by pressing drinking straw into ornament, leaving in place until candy is cooled.

COOL completely before removing ornament from paper. Gently remove straw. Thread a 6- to 8-inch piece of shoestring licorice into the hole to hang the ornament.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Cooking Know-How
Only prepare 1 ornament at a time on each baking sheet. Since the candies melt at different rates, baking more than 1 at a time could cause some ornaments to overbake.
Food Facts
Using Life Savers 5-Flavor Hard Candies sold in the bag offers many different colors and flavors to choose from.
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