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Peppermint Ornaments

So, after being inspired by an episode of Home and Family the other day where they made peppermint plates, I decided to try making these adorable candy ornaments. Let me tell you, I’m not a particularly crafty-gifted type of person, but these are so easy that even mine turned out fantastic.

Here’s what you’ll need:
Hard peppermint candy (or any other hard candy)
Parchment paper*
Cookie sheet
Drinking Straw (cut into pieces)
Cookie cutters
Cooking spray
*You could also use a silpat or silicone pan instead.

Peppermints just waiting to be make their ornament debut!

1) Preheat your oven to 350F degrees.

2) Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the peppermint candies in the manner you’d like. Make sure to use your cookie cutter as a guide to show how many candies you’ll need.

3) Place in oven and allow to bake for about 6-8 minutes (it took almost exactly 6 minutes for mine each time) or until the candies are completely melted.

4) Remove from oven and allow the melted candies to cool for 1-2 minutes. In the meantime, coat the cookie cutters and straw pieces with cooking spray.

5) Being very careful (because they are still extremely hot and you don’t want to end up with any fingers in it, like I did. . . ouch), firmly press the cookie cutters into the melted candy. Then, quickly press the straw pieces in the candies, too.

6) Allow it to sit for about 4-5 minutes. At this time, the candy should be cooled enough that you can touch it. However, it’ll still be quite warm, so be careful. Pressing firmly down on the cookie cutter, break off the excess candy on the outsides of it.

7) After they’re completely cooled, string ribbon through each hole and voila!

2 thoughts on “Peppermint Ornaments

  1. This is awesome!!!
    We will definitely be giving these a bash ~ thank you for sharing xx

  2. I like your Christmas sweet decoration. Wish I’d seen it sooner. Definitely try it next year. Thanks also for the nice comment left on my blog. I do wonder if people actually read it or just stumble across it and move on to the next blog.

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