Candy Serving Tray Tutorial (It’s Edible): 4 Moms Link-Up

This week the 4 Moms are sharing quick and easy holiday recipes. I shared several fun easy recipes in my post on ideas for food gifts, but today I’m going to teach you how to make a festive, edible serving tray.Mint candy serving tray peanut clusters

 

This is a good idea for taking treats to someone’s home as you can leave the serving tray and your host and hostess may eat it. The kids are also planning on making these to use when we go caroling and take Christmas treats to our neighbors.

Mint Candy Serving Tray

All you need for this project is:

  • Mints
  • cookie tray (or any oven safe dish with a flat bottom)
  • parchment paper

Preheat your oven to 350.

Line the bottom of your tray or oven-safe dish with parchment paper. Arrange mints on top of parchment paper in any design you’d like. Mints should be touching.

Place into the preheated oven and let the kids watch the candies melt together. Remove from oven when tray is smooth (about 10 minutes or so).

Allow to cool (about 5 minutes) then remove from parchment paper. We found that the bottom side of the tray generally has a prettier design than the top, so we turned ours over and used them to serve peanut clusters.

Other ideas:

  • Melt mints into the shape of each child’s initial for a personalized stocking stuffer.
  • Use a mixture of red and green mints. I think putting green mints in the shape of a Christmas tree surrounded by the red mints would be pretty.

mint serving trayNow it’s your turn to share your quick, easy holiday recipes. Please remember these rules:

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8 Responses to Candy Serving Tray Tutorial (It’s Edible): 4 Moms Link-Up
  1. Heather
    December 13, 2012 | 9:07 am

    Now that is cool! Going to try it! :)

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  2. Sarah
    December 13, 2012 | 10:00 am

    Wow!! That’s a great idea! I’ve never heard of doing that before. That’s so pretty AND creative! :)

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  3. Brittany
    December 13, 2012 | 10:04 am

    This is beautiful. I am definitely going to try it. Is it sticky at all?

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  4. Stephanie
    December 13, 2012 | 10:11 am

    This is very neat! Does it make your food taste like the mints? Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Michelle
    December 13, 2012 | 1:44 pm

    I love this idea!

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  6. Dana Freeman
    December 14, 2012 | 5:00 pm

    These are so cute! We decided to do ornaments instead of a serving plate. We made them with red/white peppermints but I just bought the spearmint ones today so I think we are going to make some of these ornaments in green/white for friends in an ornament exchange!

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  7. Evie
    December 16, 2012 | 1:13 am

    I have never linked up with anyone before, and am excited to have found your blogs. This post is for hot chocolate treats. Looking forward to read more of your posts! Have a great Sabbath!

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  8. Diana
    December 18, 2012 | 8:41 pm

    Thank you so much for this idea! We did it last night and put it with our therapists’ gifts – even though I did manage to mess up the first one. It was fun!

    http://whiningpuker.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-craft-with-one-ingredient-and-one.html

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