Hi, and welcome…
Today I will be sharing with you how to make your very own Crushed Peppermint Serving Tray(s). This is really easy, affordable, and very jovial for the holiday season. I paid $2.50 (bag of peppermint, Wal-Mart) to create these joyful holiday trays. This is one of my favorite projects, considering my love for peppermint ice cream, shakes, cake, etc. I’m addicted to peppermint bark, and the aroma of peppermint, especially during Christmastime!
I think these are great for serving at Christmas parties, celebrations, and for future events. The best part is they are refreshing, affordable, edible, and they make great gifts when gift wrapped nicely! So I’m going to attempt to walk you through this with five curious children, a dog who wants chips, and a husband who thinks he’s getting steak. Little does he know a peppermint tray will have to do (smiling)! Okay, where was I? Oh, yes let’s get started. Follow me into the kitchen.
10 oz. bag of crushed peppermint for baking
Baking sheet pan
Pre-heat oven to 350
Line baking sheet with parchment paper
Okay open your bag, and pour contents out evenly. Begin to shape yours. I chose to do a square and a rectangular peppermint tray. However, you may choose to shape yours in any shape you desire. Note: If you decide to make two trays, then be sure to buy two 10 oz. bags of crushed peppermint. Okay, now you want to make sure peppermint is compacted together with no open holes, or spaces. Okay, now we are ready to bake! Place in the oven and cook for roughly, 4-6 minutes. Allow the peppermint to melt.
Don’t walk away from the oven, because you don’t want to over cook your peppermint. Once it has reached your desired look, or texture remove the baking sheet from the oven (use oven mitts), and allow peppermint tray to cool down. Your tray is now ready to display all your favorite sweet holiday treats! Be creative!!!
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