I’m so excited to share this easy peppermint platter project with you today. I know it’s nothing new—I’ve seen it on Pinterest for a while. I’ve been wanting to make my own version for a long time. I picked up the supplies at the $$ Tree.
Video: How to make a Peppermint Platter
Materials for Peppermint Platter
- Disposable tin foil round pan.
- 1 package of peppermint patties
- 1 small glass candlestick
- a piece of tin foil or parchment paper
Layer peppermints in tin foil pan
Open the peppermint candies and lay them in the bottom of the disposable tin foil pan. Note there are about five leftover candies. Set them aside. (don’t eat them)
Melt peppermints in oven
I set my small oven at 350° and left the pan in there for about 6 minutes. PLEASE do not leave your peppermint candies unattended.
Carefully remove the pan and allow the melted peppermints to cool slightly.
Timing is very important during this step. You want to let the peppermints set up, and solidify, but you don’t want to let them completely cool.
Let cool slightly on aluminum foil or parchment paper
When the pan cools down enough for you to safely handle it, cut the disposable pan to allow the peppermints to release from the pan. Because this way the peppermints will be warm, and slightly pliable. Place the newly melted platter on a piece of foil or parchment paper upside down.
Use peppermint candies as glue
Most importantly, VERY carefully melt a couple of the leftover candies in the bowl of the candlestick. I did this in the microwave, getting the candies too hot. As a result, allowing them to become molten and spill over onto my fingers. OUCH!!! It burned really bad. Therefore, do not let this happen to you.
I then let those candies harden a little.
Finally, while the platter candies were still very warm, I placed the candle holder onto the platter allowing the platter to melt the candies and “glue” the two pieces together.
Easy Peppermint Platter made from Dollar Store Items
voila! I have finally made a peppermint platter!
Do you ever get a project in your head that you just HAVE to do? I really didn’t need this peppermint platter, I was just looking for an easier way than I’ve seen on pinterest. If you love this, you should check out my easy wooden platter.