This is a really fun peppermint candy plate that is made from round peppermint candies. I saw the idea on The Chew recently and was immediately intrigued. It’s a great idea for giving away cookies over the holidays as you don’t need to worry about getting your plate back. Making these plates really couldn’t be much easier.
First, preheat your oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Next, unwrap and arrange the candies in your desired layout (I used two 11oz bags. The host said to use cheap candies, not the fancy ones that have stripes all the way to the middle). Leave about 1/4 inch between the candies so they can spread as they melt. I should have left a little more room for spreading than I did.
Remove from the oven and after 30 seconds trim or shape the edges as desired. If the candy gets too hard, just pop it back in the oven for a minute to re-soften it.
If desired, shapes may also be cut out of the peppermint sheet with cookie cutters and made into ornaments. That will be next year’s fun project!