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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30 Responses
  • I am totally in love with that stand! What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing my printable! xoxo :)

  • JoeyfromSC
    December 16, 2013

    This is one of the coolest things I have seen! lol..Thanks for the post! I am gonna try it!


    Happy Holidays!

  • Vicki Richardson
    December 16, 2013

    Love it soooooooo much, thanks for sharing. Can you “seal” these so they last and bugs don’t eat them in storage? Or just make them each year? Being from the South I know that humidity is a bugger so was thinking out side the box.

  • Gurvy Green
    December 19, 2013

    Love this idea! How festive and add’s such a delightful feel to your serving plate. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays.

  • Heather - dollarstorecrafts
    December 20, 2013

    Great idea! You are practically professional at melting those mints… I have heard it’s not as easy as you made it look. Thanks for sharing your tips for success!

    I just featured your tray on Dollar Store Crafts.

    • Cheryl Spangenberg
      December 22, 2013

      Thanks Heather! I hope you are doing well! Thanks for the feature! I appreciate it!

  • DEB
    December 21, 2013

    Could you coat or spray something on it to preserve or just make a new one each year.

    • Cheryl Spangenberg
      December 22, 2013

      Deb they are pretty brittle…I think you’d need to make a new one each year!

      • Lisa
        October 19, 2016

        I have successfully stored mine wrapped in non stick Reynolds aluminum foil, stored in a sealed container in a cool closet. I have topiary balls covered in peppermints that I have stored this way for 3 years.

  • Michelle L
    December 21, 2013

    Holy peppermints, that is so cool! I love the tiered version. Probably one of most original and gorgeous Xmas crafts I have seen this year. thanks, Cheryl!

  • LuAnn Braley
    December 25, 2013

    I love this idea! Do you coat the discs then to protect and preserve, or eat them after the holidays, or…?

    Found your blog through Beckie at Roadkill Rescue.

    • Cheryl Spangenberg
      December 30, 2013

      LuAnn, they are pretty fragile so I plan on just making new ones each year! Since you can pick up mints at the dollar store it’s totally worth it to me :)

  • Addie from California
    December 25, 2013

    Super cool!!!! GREAT idea!!!! can’t wait to try….I bet the house smelled great too…from those peppermints in the oven!!!!

  • ro
    December 26, 2013

    This is really neat. This also could be used for Valentines day . Possibly with only red candy that is like peppermints or even red and white peppermints. thanks for the great idea.

  • Yvita
    March 20, 2014

    Humidity is a way of life in the south and I was wondering if anyone had a problem with the tray drooping as it got damp? Did it get sticky? I’m thinking it would be a one time use for me. It is so pretty!

  • Kelly
    December 18, 2015

    Love, love, love but mine came out so sticky. Any suggestions? Merry Christmas!

  • Joanne
    February 8, 2016

    I noticed when I took it out of the oven I saw some bubbles that didn’t go way especially when I tried poking them. any way to avoid them?

    • Cheryl Spangenberg
      February 24, 2016

      I’m sorry Joanne, I have no idea. Maybe try a different brand of peppermints?

    • Lisa B
      February 23, 2017

      Try lowering the temp a bit and keep an eye on them. I take mine out the very minute that I begin to see bubbles. You can also let it cool in the pan and the re-melt in the oven to see if the bubbles liquefy.

  • Karan Craddock
    November 7, 2016

    I am making the tiered trays for all of my sisters. I have already started and they are so easy. I will be layering homemade cookies and candy on them. Thank you for this great post. Merry Christmas!

  • Kathryn
    November 29, 2016

    will the cookies taste like peppermint or do you cover them before you put items on them?

    • Cheryl Spangenberg
      November 29, 2016

      I do not cover it Kathryn. The candies themselves don’t seem to transfer any peppermint flavor.

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