How to Make Peppermint Candy Ornaments

by Alli

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and I’m excited to be a part of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop. We’re kicking off day one with DIY Ornaments and I hope you enjoy making these easy Peppermint Candy Ornaments (keep reading for the easy directions). Be sure and stop by all the blogs for more DIY Ornament Inspiration.

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Peppermint Candy Trays and Ornaments

A few years ago, I joined the Peppermint Candy Tray craze. I made several holiday trays by simply melting peppermint candies in a cake pan and once cooled, I had several festive holiday trays. My sister made a giant tray and it was amazing.

This time around, I’m making Peppermint Candy Ornaments. I have a gazillion metal cookie cutters that have a place of honor on a top shelf in my mudroom. There’s no room in the kitchen. Since I rarely use them to bake cookies, they are finally earning their keep.

If you need a craft project to do with the kids, this one is it. Of course, you’ll need to handle the part where you use the oven. Kids come in handy when it’s time to unwrap all the peppermints and they love to fill the cookie cutters with the peppermints.

Peppermint Candy Ornaments

For this project, you’ll need:

  • Peppermint Candies
  • Metal Cookie Cutters
  • Nonstick Cooking Spray
  • Parchment Paper

Preheat the oven to 350º F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray the insides of metal cookie cutters with cooking spray.

Arrange peppermint candies inside the cookie cutters leaving a little space between the candies.

How to Make DIY Peppermint Candy Ornaments

Bake for 5-6 minutes. Watch closely and remove from the oven once the candies are melted. Cool for one minute and make a small hole in the top of the candy with a greased skewer.

Cool completely and gently pop the candies out of the cookie cutters. Be gentle! I broke a Gingerman’s arm off when I pushed too hard. Oops! It’s best to gently pull the metal cookie cutter away from the peppermint ornament before popping out.

These Peppermint Christmas Ornaments are fun to make with the kids.

Your Peppermint Candy Ornaments are now ready to hang on the tree! Wasn’t that easy?

How to Make DIY Peppermint Candy Christmas Ornaments

You can also use other colors of peppermints to match your decor.

Make this Peppermint Candy Ornaments with the kids.

Or how about using the ornaments as place cards for your holiday table? Let your imagination run wild with this one.

Don’t Forget to Pin It!

The kids will love helping you make these Easy DIY Peppermint Candy Ornaments. The grandkids and I made so many of these. I handle the baking part and they pick out the shapes and fill them with mints.

Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop 2018.