Quick and Easy DIY Peppermint Serving Platter

Create a festive peppermint platter for gifting or serving sweet treats this holiday season! This easy project comes together in under an hour, with the most time consuming part, unwrapping the mints!

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Happy Saturday! Are your ready for Christmas?

I’m still checking some things off my list and hoping to wrap things up

(figuratively and literally :) by Monday!

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This Peppermint Serving Platter is a fun project that comes together quickly!

It’s ready to use or gift in under hour, which includes cooling time,

with the most time-consuming part, unwrapping the mints!

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I’ve seen this fun project floating around Pinterest for several years and

I finally got around to it trying it. I only wish I had tried it earlier!

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You can make make a peppermint platter to give or serve with sweet treats,

as a cookie plate, or use as a centerpiece for a table.

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I placed one over an inverted bowl to make a pedestal and used a smaller one

with a upside down martini glass to elevate

the fun and serve mini brownie bites!

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Customize your peppermint platter or plate to your desired size. I used my 11″ nonstick tart pan

and mini 4.75-inch tart and quiche pans to get a pretty fluted edge,

but you can use a round cake pan, springform pan, or rimmed baking sheet

for a rectangular shaped platter if you prefer.

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Start with some peppermints to make your platter! I picked up some from Dollar Tree.

My 11” tart pan took about 2 (10 oz.) bags of mints.

Line your pan with parchment paper and then begin placing them in your pan.

You can even use some broken mints to fill any large gaps.

 I lined the bottom my nonstick tart pan only and not the sides so paper wouldn’t interfere with the fluted edges of the pan.If your pan is not nonstick, I recommend extending your parchment paper to line the edges of your pan too.

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Place your tart pan on a parchment lined baking sheet and place in preheated 350 degree oven for 5 – 8 minutes.

Your baking time may vary depending on your oven and your brand of mints.

You want the mints to melt enough so they touch but not totally liquefy and bubble.

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Keep an eye on your platter during the last few minutes of baking time

as they start to melt and then liquefy pretty quickly.

My first platter went too far and some of the peppermints melted and seeped

between the ring and bottom of the tart pan,

which is a reason to bake on a parchment lined baking sheet.

I was happy to discover it was salvageable as I could pop off the excess peppermint

from the bottom of the pan when it was completely cool!

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I experimented with my mini tart pans for fun.

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I love an easy project that you can finish in under an hour!

You even mold the melted peppermints into a bowl shape, draping the warm peppermints

over a glass or ceramic bowl to set.

I haven’t tried this yet but I plan on experi*mint*ing! ;)

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When your melted peppermints come out of the oven, move your pan to wire rack to cool completely.

Remove the outer ring of your tart pan when cool enough to handle and

peel off the parchment paper layer from the bottom.

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You’re ready to gift or serve!

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Depending on where you live and your humidity level,

your peppermint platter may become tacky.

Keep them covered with plastic wrap and stacked with parchment

between the layers when not in use to prevent them from sticking together.

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Mine are still dry and smooth to the touch with no tackiness despite all the rain we’ve had lately.

Kept sealed and stored when not in use,

it should last several weeks or potentially longer.

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  31 comments for “Quick and Easy DIY Peppermint Serving Platter

  1. December 19, 2020 at 7:46 am

    This is way too cute!!! Now this is something I could do!!!
    All is so Merry and Bright and most Beautiful!
    Merry Christmas!

    • Franki Parde
      December 19, 2020 at 8:00 am

      Who “thinks” this up….just so clever!!! This weekend is a MUST (do this, that, etc)…it is all so fun, I luv it!! franki

      • Cyndi Raines
        December 19, 2020 at 10:42 am

        How festive! Pinning! My holiday baking start tomorrow or Monday. 🍭🍭🍭

  2. December 19, 2020 at 8:04 am

    I have not tried this either, but they do look fun! Since having a red barn I think this is the perfect partner 😉

    Driving 90 miles to look at bc puppies this predawn, fingers crossed I fall in love and there are any left!

  3. December 19, 2020 at 8:11 am

    Love these…. Beautiful!! <3

  4. Leslie
    December 19, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Oh my goodness! You continue to amaze me. Thank you . . . and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  5. vicki rheaume
    December 19, 2020 at 9:06 am

    Very festive project, I may give it a try. Not quite done with shopping. Thank you for sharing this amazing project.

  6. December 19, 2020 at 9:07 am

    I’ve seen that idea, Mary, but had forgotten about it. I’m so happy that you tried it and to see how pretty it turned out.
    Yes, I’ve done a lot of baking and candy and jam making. It must be my therapy! ❤️🎄❤️

  7. Betsy
    December 19, 2020 at 9:33 am

    Hi Mary,

    I’d like to make one in the larger size shown in your photo, and elevate it with a glass bowl to use as a stand for a gingerbread house. Do you think the peppermint tray can hold that much weight? Also, is the finished product sticky?

    Can hardly wait to try this as I’m sure the kitchen will surely smell like Christmas!

    • December 19, 2020 at 10:30 am

      Hi Betsy, I think so! Maybe use a larger bowl depending on the weight of your house? Mine are still dry and smooth to the touch with no tackiness despite all the rain we’ve had lately. Have fun! ♥

  8. Debbie
    December 19, 2020 at 9:46 am

    Such a fun and cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Clara
    December 19, 2020 at 9:52 am

    What a colorful idea! The smaller ones are really cute too! Love the way you displayed them. Thanks for trying it and sharing the pretty results. Merry Christmas Mary! Clara

  10. Kathy Everson
    December 19, 2020 at 9:55 am

    I love this! Do you think putting a coat of poly on would help with the tackiness?

  11. December 19, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Never saw this idea, it is fabulous. Great share :)

  12. barbara Zulesiki
    December 19, 2020 at 10:01 am

    What a delightful project, thank you…. I agree with Betsy, a large tray to hold a gingerbread home would be just perfect.

  13. Jane Perry
    December 19, 2020 at 10:07 am

    Your ability to elevate the ordinary is amazing! Your table is so much fun. Thank you for being so willing to share your talent with us all. Merry Christmas!

  14. Sandra Brown
    December 19, 2020 at 10:35 am

    Well now how cute is THAT!? Thanks Mary!

  15. December 19, 2020 at 10:39 am

    Such a cute idea.I have made these in the past and they are so easy and creative. Merry Christmas,

  16. jane Lund
    December 19, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Love, Love, Love your ideas, creativity, tablescapes, food ideas, just beautiful!!!! Merry Christmas!!

  17. Cindi
    December 19, 2020 at 11:32 am

    What an adorable idea. Will definitely make next year when I am praying we get to visit grandkids at Christmas. My vanilla I made from one of your blogs should be ready to test on Tuesday. Can’t wait.

  18. Rita C.
    December 19, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    Super cute! I wonder if you couldn’t polyurethane it to keep it even longer? So cute!

    • Liz
      December 19, 2020 at 5:47 pm

      Super cute idea and not too hard to make!

  19. Michele M.
    December 20, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Oh I just love this! I bet one could polyurathane (I think that’s what it is, liquified plastic that fills in and becomes strong/smooth. My brother used it to make the coolest table from really neat old collectors special edition colored lps. The same stuff they use at places like Texas Roadhouse Steak place – the tables have country western memorabilia (guitar picks, concert flyers, etc.) inside this plastic stuff.

    You could do that with these awesome mint things so they last forever.

    Your pics are always so astounding to me.

  20. Bonnie Morgan
    December 20, 2020 at 7:18 am

    Darling idea! Pinned! Thanks for all the tips.
    I I have a peppermint basket that I had had for years.
    This is so cute for serving!
    Have a wonderful Christmas, Mary. Count down is on!

  21. December 20, 2020 at 9:05 am

    So cute Mary! I’ve seen these on Pinterest and have always wanted to try making one, they are just adorable!! Have a very Merry week!
    Jenna

  22. Virginia
    December 20, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    Wow Mary!!! What a cute idea. I have already given my gifts to friends and neighbors but plan to save this idea for future Christmas gifts. Thanks again. 😊

  23. December 20, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    I’ve definitely got to try this next year — pinned! It would also look great underneath a plate of cookies as a hostess gift. Have a merry one Mary!

  24. December 20, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    What an adorable idea. Will definitely make next year when I am praying we get to visit grandkids at Christmas. My vanilla I made from one of your blogs should be ready to test on Tuesday. Can’t wait.

  25. December 21, 2020 at 7:49 am

    WOW! What a great DIY!!

  26. December 24, 2020 at 9:08 am

    What a great idea. Everything looks just magical! Thanks, I will definitely try!

  27. December 25, 2020 at 5:30 am

    I have not tried this either, but they do look fun! Since having a red barn I think this is the perfect partner 😉

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