BAM! Holiday Mint Candy Platter

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Bam! Rebecca is guest postin' on le blog. She won me blog anniversary giveaway. Bam! I was excited when rafflocopter picked her cause I already stalk her blog and her friday blog hop. Bam! I found her from Her and Nicole's blog when I first started bloggin'. Bam! y'all should show her and her newborn some love. Bam! I'm not done with the #GiveLove challenge. There'll be more post and places i've left letters tomorrow.
I wanted to make something fun this holiday season and had been seeing so much of the mint platters people were posting all over the internet. So I thought I would give it a try. This was a fun project to do with my daughter. it was really simple, fast, easy, and best of all....very inexpensive.

Here is what you need to get started:


First what you will need to do is pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees

Next you will need to start opening all your bags of mints and unwrapping them. I found it best to just start throwing them into a bowl once unwrapped.

After you get the mints unwrapped, you need to take your wax or parchment paper and cover your entire pan. You can use any shape pan. I chose a gingerbread pan but any one will do. The best to use are ones with lips around them because the mints run when heated.

Start placing your mints in the shape of your pan. You can do designs with the mints as well or just use one color mint. We used both spearmint and peppermints. With the shape of our pan, I attempted to make it red, green, red, green....but it started getting too hard that we just began to put them on there as best as we could in the shape of a gingerbread man.

Once the mints are all in place and covering the area you would like, go ahead and pop that in the oven. Make sure you keep a very, very close eye on it. Especially if you are using wax paper. We used wax paper and the oven began to smoke really bad. I would suggest parchment paper for this project. Let it bake for about seven minutes. 
It burns very quickly so keep a close eye on it.

Once it's done baking, remove it from the oven. The mints should looked fused together and nicely melted.

Let the pan cool completely before removing. Any movement to the mints could cause them to warp. The pan didn't take very long to cool. Around 15-30 mins. Then you can remove it from the pan and the paper. The wax paper stuck but I didn't mind since it was on the bottom of it. You couldn't see or tell.
Then you can use the platter for your treats. In our case, I placed some chocolate chip cookies my daughter helped me make. Be careful though, the platter is now like glass so treat it like that. It can break very easily.
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22 comments

  1. Hi Rebecca - what a cool idea. I'd love to see one for Valentine's Day!!

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    1. I honestly think something like this for Valentine's day would be so cute! That is a fantastic idea

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  2. Howdy Ms. Rebecca! I too made one of these little platters at Christmastime. I like your gingerbread shape. Thanks for the tutorial!

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    1. Thanks for stoppin' by Pary! Bout to forward Rebecca your comment.

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    2. I would love to see yours! I was just going to use the regular circle pan, but it was my mom's idea to use the gingerbread one instead. I think it was a great idea. A bit challenging at first to figure out how to make it stay the shape cause all the mints were sliding, but in the end, a first attempt wasn't so horrible :)

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  3. Hi, such a creative and beautiful idea. thanks for sharing and thanks to Aleshea for hosting you. :) I just love blog love.

    Mary-andering Creatively

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    1. Thanks Mary! I love blog love, too!

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    2. Thank you! And I really appreciate Aleshea for allowing me to share this with everyone as well.

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    1. Yes ma'am. I plan on tryin' this out.

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    2. It really was a fun idea. My daughter had a really good time helping out with it

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  5. I always thought these were those mythical things that you saw on Pinterest that couldn't actually be done by a mere mortal! It looks great! :)

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    1. Ha, that's what I said when I saw this. I always see things on Pinterest and then my mind is blown when others are able to recreate them.

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    2. LOL I do that all the time too. Or think "mine will never ever look like that". I only thought to give this a try because I shared this from pinterest with my mom and she took it to work and someone she knows attempted it and said it really did work and was easy. So that's when I decided, well, it seems to be legit LOL so I gave it a whirl

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    1. Thank you! I thought it turned out pretty decent for a first attempt

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  7. That's so cute! Do you know if other hard candies would work too?

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    1. Thanks! You know, everyone has asked me this same question and I have seen it asked by others on other blog's where people attempted this. And my answer is...I'm honestly not sure. I have no idea if any other candies would work or not. I guess that is a next step into experimentation. I have no idea if anyone knows the answer to this or not

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  8. Thank you so very much Aleshea! I was excited to win as well! And I am so glad everyone seems to like this. I know it's more "Christmas-y" but it would work with so many fun events. Including birthday parties. I think that will be my next idea :)

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  9. This is so freaking cute! I wondered how they made these! Thanks for sharing! Headed over to pin it right now!!

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