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.

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How to Make DIY Peppermint Candy Christmas Ornaments

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Difficulty Easy


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


  • oven
  • baking sheet


    1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
    2. Spray the insides of metal cookie cutters with cooking spray. Arrange peppermint candies inside the cookie cutters leaving a little space between the candies.
    3. 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.

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



Ellen from Ask Away December 1, 2017 - 8:02 am

Yay I can’t wait to see everyone’s ideas!
XO Ellen from Ask Away

Amber Myers December 1, 2017 - 8:17 am

This is the coolest idea! I’m going to try this out with my daughter. I’ll have to check out these other posts too.

Vanessa December 1, 2017 - 9:07 am

These are adorable and so fun to make with the kiddos.

Lauren December 1, 2017 - 9:57 am

I love these so much! I bet they smell good too! Very cute and easy idea!

Tomi C December 1, 2017 - 10:50 am

Peppermint candy ornaments are super easy to make and lots of fun. We haven’t made them in a while but you know what I just may make them with our church youth next weekend at our Advent get together. Heading to check out some of the other blogs.

Heather @ Kraus House Mom December 1, 2017 - 11:02 am

My kids have seen these all over the place and keep asking to make them. Since making ornaments is on our task list this season I think we should try them.

Tessa December 1, 2017 - 12:33 pm

These are such cute ideas! I had never thought to make ornaments out of candy before!

Cheryl @ O the Places We Go December 1, 2017 - 12:54 pm

I absolutely love this! Will they be able to eat afterwards? Just asking because I don’t think the kids will resist them afterwards. Haha

candy December 1, 2017 - 1:11 pm

This is something I haven’t done yet but now it is on the list to do this year. Love how easy this is to make and so fun.

Trisha LeBaron December 1, 2017 - 3:38 pm

I will have to try these! So cute and easier than expected.

Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh December 1, 2017 - 3:52 pm

These are so cute and easy! We make ornaments every year, so I think we may make these!

Sue Reddel December 1, 2017 - 7:29 pm

These little candy ornaments are just so darn clever. They look really easy to make too.

Pam December 1, 2017 - 7:47 pm

These are super cute. I have seen ornaments like this before and always wondered how they were made.

Leanna December 2, 2017 - 2:30 am

I have seen something similar before, and melted candies in gingerbread for windows etc. I had not thought of the cookie cutters. Cute and fun craft project.

Jenn @ EngineerMommy December 2, 2017 - 8:51 am

LOVE your peppermint candy ornaments. I know my kids would have fun helping me with that craft. There are a lot of other great ideas here too!

Anosa December 2, 2017 - 1:27 pm

They are lovely and I have stumbled across this post at the perfect time! I have decided to do a gingerbread themed tree this year as I have quite a few tree ornaments that I love but don’t go with the decorations on my main tree. The problem is that I don’t have enough to fill the whole tree and cannot afford to buy loads more this year so these would be perfect to bulk out my decorations! Thanks so much for sharing this!

Kita Bryant December 2, 2017 - 2:28 pm

The kids and I wanted to make these last year but didn’t get a chance. I’m glad I came across this so I was reminded to get it in this year!

Chubskulit Rose December 2, 2017 - 8:17 pm

I would love to do this! I didn’t know that it is very easy to make it. Thank you for sharing how to do it.

Karissa December 2, 2017 - 9:52 pm

These turned out so perfectly!! What an easy craft to do!! I’d be tempted to eat it!!

Amy December 2, 2017 - 11:08 pm

This is a super cute idea. Are they edible after they’re made and cooled? I know my kids won’t be able to resist licking them

Our Family World December 3, 2017 - 7:19 am

Awesome! I love these unique edible ornaments. I might not be able to hang them on my tree because I know my nephews and nieces would be reaching for them and taking them from the tree. Haha. Thanks for the recipe. I will just make these and give it to them instead of hanging them on the tree.

Dru December 7, 2017 - 3:46 am

I remember making these with my kids when they were young. I had totally forgotten about them until now. Thanks for reminding me of some fun moments.

Erlene December 11, 2017 - 8:26 am

I’ve always wanted to make something with peppermint candies. This is just the right size to give it a try and I have lots of cookie cutters to experiment with. I think this would be fun on a Christmas table.

Megan December 16, 2017 - 11:22 pm

Ooh, we have a ton of fun cookie cutters we could use for these! Love the idea!

Debrashoppeno5 December 20, 2017 - 8:44 pm

What fun this is. And they look so cute on the tree.

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Cortney Deckard December 28, 2020 - 10:19 am

Is there a way to preserve or seal it for years to come so that we can always enjoy the ornaments? My friend made a serving tray and wants to seal it but is scared it would melt the candy or distort it.

Alli December 28, 2020 - 10:27 am

I have not tried to seal them but some people have used sealer or a clear spray glaze and found that it works well.

If you use a clear spray, spray them lightly for the first coat so the candy color doesn’t run. Then add a little heavier coat. Hope this helps!


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