Take candy peppermints and turn them into a beautiful Peppermint Serving Tray this holiday season! You can even add some candlesticks and make the tray tiered! A Tiered Peppermint Serving Tray is perfect for desserts and treats to display on your holiday table
I am in total love with this Tiered Peppermint Serving Tray! Last year I made this Mod Podged Tiered Platter using some adorable holiday fabric napkins and I used it throughout the holiday season!
I remembered back when I was in Girl Scouts, and we made these melted peppermint ornaments. I got to thinking…why can’t I make them into a tiered serving tray instead? And this little creation occurred! I am so happy it did!
Peppermint Tray Supplies Needed:
- 2 bags of Peppermints (red or green)
- Parchment paper or a sil-pat
- Baking Sheet sheet
- Candle sticks (Dollar Tree)
- Hot Glue/Glue Sticks
How to Make a Tiered Peppermint Tray:
Begin by preheating the oven to 325 F. If your peppermints are unwrapped you are ready to move on. If your peppermints are wrapped, unwrap them all first!
Next, I used a springform pan as a guide for my large circle. Add parchment paper to a baking sheet and then arrange the peppermints, using the springform pan as a guide. This does not have to be a perfect circle.
I used almost a whole bag for my large platter and read on to see how I didn’t even need the springform pan to make these so that is why I didn’t list it in the supply list above.
Then, bake for 9-10 minutes. Watch the peppermints closely. You want the mints melted together but not totally liquefied!
Carefully remove the baking sheet from the oven and let set for 2 minutes. Remove the springform pan. If needed, use a butter knife or the back of a spoon to “shape” your platter if the peppermints start to run.
I repeated for the smaller platter. Here is when I realized that you don’t really need that springform pan form. When you remove your sheet from the oven you can use a butter knife to re-shape the melted candies into a more circular shape! Worked great!
Once they were cool I peeled off the parchment paper and then attached them to the candlesticks with hot glue! Weird I know, but it worked great and I can just use a blow dryer to heat up the glue and remove it after the holidays!
You can choose to use them stacked on top of one another or by themselves!