I made these origami candy pinwheels for a party last year. They have been one of my most asked about food items, so I thought it would be fun to do a quick DIY. The candy pops are super easy to make and you can design the candy into any shape you might like. Initials for a wedding, hearts for an anniversary, or numbers for a child’s birthday would all be festive variations to the project.

To make the origami shapes use a soft candy, Starburst or taffy both work great. Shaping the pieces will be much easier if you let the candy soften by sitting for a couple hours. Unwrap each piece and use your fingers to flatten them into a square. Use a sharp knife to serrate the corners for good folding.

For the pinwheels; fold each corner over and press into the middle of the piece. Then fasten a small lollipop stick onto the back of the softened candy firmly. You could also use a dab of frosting to secure the stick if needed. Have fun thinking up shapes and uses for this scrumptiously easy treat.

PS. More pinwheel party projects.