This super easy, super dramatic recipe for a peppermint plate – and yes, that means a plate made out of peppermints – comes to you courtesy of my mama. While she is full of artistic surprises all year round, she goes into overdrive during the holidays. And so last Christmas she appeared at my door with this plate made out of peppermint candies. It’s all kinds of merry and bright, and a snap to put together…let’s make it!This easy to make peppermint plate looks good enough to eat. As a matter of fact, you CAN eat it!Click To TweetAnd while you absolutely CAN eat it if you want to, I used it throughout the holidays to serve up cookies, and then I propped it up on the magnet board in my studio to inspire me throughout the year.
In the meantime, my mama is once again spreading holiday cheer throughout my house. For example, yesterday I went to Shop-Rite where they were selling bunches of flowers at $3 for $9. So I scooped up some carnations and babies breath and chrysanthemums and a bunch of other things I don’t know the name of. If they were red, green or white I went for it, and at the end I had 9 bunches of flowers for a little under $30. What a bargain!
Then my mama came over and did this with them.
And then she took last week’s bunch of wilted flowers and rearranged the ones that still had some life in them and added some of the new ones and now this is sitting on my studio table.
I’m telling you, she is MAGIC. So it’s no wonder that she comes over with things like peppermint plates, right?
Here’s how she did it: get yourself a bag of round peppermint candies – you’re going to need about 70 of them. Either unwrap them yourself or find a helpful elf to do it with you. Next, line the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan with parchment, and then place the candies in a single layer on the parchment in a circular pattern. Leave a teeny bit of space between them. Then pop the pan into the oven for about 10 minutes until the candies have melted into each other. Let the peppermint plate cool completely before you take it out of the pan.Print
- 70 round peppermint candies, unwrapped
- Preheat oven to 350 and line a 9 inch springform pan with parchment paper.
- Place the peppermints in a circular pattern on the parchment, leaving a little space in between them.
- Bake for about 10 minutes or until the candies have melted into each other.
- Cool completely, then unmold the springform pan, take the plate out and peel the parchment off the bottom.