Christmas

Tiered Peppermint Serving Tray

I am in total love with this Tiered Peppermint Serving Tray!  Last year I made this Mod Podged fabric one and I adore it!  Use it all the time.  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 Serving Tray at thatswhatchesaid.net

Day 13 of 25 Days of Christmas Series at thatswhatchesaid copy

Supplies Needed:

  • 2 bags of Peppermints (red or green)
  • Parchment paper or a sil-pat
  • cookie sheet
  • Candle sticks (Dollar Tree)
  • Hot Glue/Glue Sticks

I stared off by preheating my oven to 325 F.  Then I got to unwrapping!  I bought the individually wrapped bags of peppermints…so I unwrapped them all.

I used my spring form pan outsides as a guide for my large circle.  I laid down some parchment paper and got to arranging!

Peppermint Serving Tray 1

I baked for 9-10 minutes.  Watch closely.  You want them melted together but not totally liquefied!  I used almost a whole bag for my large platter.

I repeated for the smaller platter.  I realized that you don’t really need that spring form 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!

Peppermint Serving Tray 2

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 after the holidays!

Peppermint Serving Tray 3

Peppermint Serving Tray 6

You can choose to use them stacked on top of one another or by themselves!

Peppermint Serving Tray 5

Helping me celebrate the series today is Heidi from Happiness Is Homemade!  Heidi is one of my real life bloggy friends!  We got to spend some time together at SNAP last spring!  I just love her!  Heidi is sharing this fun Christmas Word Search printable!  Hop over to her place to download a copy for yourself! 
 
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32 Comments

    1. Kim, honestly I think it has to do with the quality of the peppermints. I have tried different kinds because I make these year after year and some years it’s perfect and some years I have to remake because it’s tacky. Let me see if I can find which I used that was awesome and I will share. I am *pretty* sure I wrote that down somewhere!

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