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A peppermint candy plate made from peppermints with a pile of fresh baked colorful Christmas cookies.
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Peppermint Candy Plate for Christmas: DIY in 20 Minutes

Make a Peppermint Candy Plate for Christmas in only 20 minutes. Serve cookies, candy, hot cocoa, coffee, tea, festive drinks or holiday cocktails! You need 1 bag of mints, a pan, and parchment paper.
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time8 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy plate, peppermint candy plate
Yield: 1
Calories: 1838kcal
Cost: $5

Instructions

Prep

  • Line your cookie sheet, sping form pan, or tart pan with parchment paper.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Arrange unwrapped mints in any design you wish on top of the parchment paper.
  • Allow extra room on the sides around the edge of the pan as the mints will melt and spread.

BAke Plate

  • Bake for approximately 5-8 minutes. Watch carefully.
  • Take out and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  • The tray is fragile and breaks easily, so keep it on a small tray when moving it around.

Notes

Tips for Making Candy Plates:

  • If you want to shape or mold the tray in any way after you melt it, you should do so in the first minute it is out of the oven because it hardens quickly. Be careful... it's hot!
  • Try using a spring-form pan if you have one. (I used a tart pan, it was not as easy to remove the candy plate, but it did come out!)
  • Let the parchment paper be a bit bigger than the bottom of the spring-form pan to help you remove the candy plate.
  • You can also bake your candy plate on any cookie sheet, it works great.

Nutrition

Calories: 1838kcal | Carbohydrates: 429g | Sugar: 306g