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.
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!
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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.
I have been wanting to try this! But I am worried about it getting icky from sitting out, or attracting bugs...
I have had this stored since I made it. It is a bit sticky. It might be best as a one and done project. 🙂
I love this! Just saw it and I'm going to make a few of them for last minute gifts! Thanks!
This is so cute! I've never seen this... I may give this one a try!
I tried this once, mine didn't turn out as good as yours!
I am glad to know this works too! I have been wanting to try it as well, pinned!
Good job! I love these too!
I too, have always wanted to do this- maybe this year!
Cute I was wondering want it finally break, Long time seeing you. Merry Christmas, see you next year.
What a wonderful idea. I just bought some mints to make spoons (in a silicone mold for hot chocolate). I bought so many I should have enough to do this too. Thanks for sharing.
Angie @ Knick of Time
So cute, Gail - I love it!
Debbie @ Refresh Restyle
Love it, pinned it 🙂
Wendi @ H2OBungalow
This is too cute! Sharing!
Super cute! Is it sticky at all? I wanted to try that but worried it would be too sticky to keep, also worried I'd find my preschooler gnawing on it;)
It was sticky on day 2, but I think it had to do with humidity. It's no longer sticky. I believe this is not something you would want to keep from year to year. It's easy and cheap enough that you could remove the candlestick and throw away the platter.
I love this...terrific! Wondering if you have to coat it with anything, like poly, to make it not sticky...
It was only sticky on the second day for some reason.... it went away. I suppose you could coat it with something.
I'm impressed. I've seen that before on Pinterest but always doubted it really worked that well. You have me believing!