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

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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

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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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  1. Hi:
    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.

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      1. 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.

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

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  8. 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?

    1. 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.

  9. 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!

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