Monday, December 24, 2012

DIY Peppermint Candy Tray - Takes Only 10min!

Merry Christmas Eve! I'm sitting down for a few minutes to tell you about the coolest little Christmas craft i've done in a while! A DIY Peppermint Candy tray! My friend Nicole gave the recipe to my mom, and I thought it was the cutest thing!

You know all those red and white candies that are just about everywhere during the holidays? Take a ton of those, pop them in the oven on a baking tray for 10-12min, and guess what? You have a hardened, shiny, BEAUTIFUL serving tray to put baked goods on top of! It's safe to say i'm obsessed, and want to make 20 of them. Anyone can do it, I promise, and it's so much fun! Here's what you'll need:

  • A bag of peppermint candies. We tried finding the green and white ones as well but couldn't.
  • Parchment paper
  • A baking tray or pan in any shape you'd like

Here we go...

    Cut parchment paper to fit the tray. I would leave a little extra room on the sides like the above. Line up your candies - make sure they're touching.

     All lined up and ready for the oven!

    The finished product! Keep a close eye on it. As soon as you see it has been melted all the way, take it out and let cool!

    A close up!

    Take candy tray with parchment paper out of pan when it's cooled. It will peel right off.

     My mini cinnamon buttercream cupcakes proudly displayed on the peppermint tray! (Recipe on those little guys to come later)

    A peppermint bowl! This was kind of a mistake that turned out awesome. We tried making a circular peppermint tray that burnt a bit (too much vodka while baking maybe?) We cut off the burnt edges, and molded the tray into a cute bowl! Wait until it cools a bit, and you can mold it any way you'd like.

    Try it! Merry Christmas! xoxo

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