This easy to make peppermint plate looks good enough to eat. As a matter of fact, you CAN eat it! Grab this easy holiday recipe.
Why we love this recipe
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 one 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.
All you need is about 70 regular round hard peppermint candies, a round pan, your oven, some parchment paper and ideally an elf (hi kiddos!) who will unwrap those 70 individually wrapped peppermints.
So on to making your very own peppermint plate!
Ingredients you need
Ingredient notes and substitutions
- Peppermints: You need the regular round, hard peppermint candies. I used all red and white striped ones, but they also come in green and white, so you can use those instead if you like – or mix and match!
See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
How to make this recipe
Step 1: 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.
Step 2: Line the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan with parchment paper, letting about an inch or so go up the sides.
Step 3: Place the candies in a single layer on the parchment in a circular pattern, starting with the outermost ring. There will be a teeny bit of space between some of them…don’t worry! They will melt together.
Step 4: 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, which you should do by unlatching the springform pan and lifting the plate out carefully by the edges of the parchment paper. Toss the paper and enjoy your magical candy plate!
They are either in the candy aisle of your supermarket, or if you are making this during the holidays check the holiday sections where the wrapping paper and other seasonal items are.
A nine inch pie or cake pan will also work – make sure you line it with parchment paper with about an inch coming up the sides.
Parchment paper is coated paper that is heat resistant, and perfect for anything sticky that you are baking…like this peppermint candy plate! You can find it in the wraps and foil section of your supermarket, and sometimes also in the baking aisle.
Sometimes a stubborn peppermint won’t fully melt into its neighbor. If this happens, while the plate is still hot (and so a little flexible) put on heat resistant pot holder gloves and smoosh down ever so gently. That should do the trick!
Pop your question in the comments section below and I will answer pronto!
PRO TIP: Sometimes the bottom of the plate will look smoother than the top, depending on how your peppermints melt. Just flip it over and call the bottom the top!
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And if anyone ever tells you that you can’t eat the dishes, just pull this one out and show them the wonder that is a peppermint plate!
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