Candy Celtic Heart Knot

Learn how to tie a Celtic heart knot. Then use pull and peel licorice rope to make an edible Valentine’s Day treat!

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials!

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  • Step 2

    Start with the rope. Cross the right end over the left to create a loop.

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  • Step 3

    Cross the left end over the right end to create a pretzel shape.

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  • Step 4

    Bring the right end underneath the left end.

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  • Step 5

    Take the left end of the rope and thread it through the left pretzel loop.

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  • Step 6

    Take the same end of the rope and thread it up through the middle of the pretzel.

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  • Step 7

    Then, down through the right pretzel loop.

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  • Step 8

    Slowly and carefully pull both ends to tighten and create the Celtic heart knot.

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    Tip

    Make the knot as many times as you need to to get a hang of it.

  • Step 9

    Peel 3 strips off of your licorice rope and create Celtic heart knots with them.

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  • Tip

    Be gentle with the candy! It will pull apart much easier than the rope you practiced with.

  • Step 10

    To make a necklace or a bracelet, lick the ends of the candy and stick them together.

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    Tip

    If you’re feeling confident, try adding a second strip of candy by threading back through the first knot with a second one!

  • Done!

    Now your candy treats are ready for gifting!

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