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Christmas Project from Pinterest #1

on December 20, 2012

I saw a variety of Christmas trays made from Starlight Mints on Pinterest, and I absolutely loved them! I thought it wouldn’t be too difficult to make, so why not give it a try?

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Unwrap the mints (I used Publix brand Starlight Mints. They were the only ones that I could find a week before Christmas.)


Ok, The next step is a very important one according to other bloggers on Pinterest. PUT PARCHMENT PAPER ON A COOKIE SHEET. If you do not use parchment paper, the candy will be forever stuck to your cookie sheet!

Arrange the mints into the desired shape. (I wanted a circle.)


Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. (I baked mine for 10)

When you take the candy out, it’s not runny, but tacky and HOT. Be very careful!


Mine did not create a circle to my over achiever’s compulsive standards, so I decided to make a bowl! A candy bowl, haha!

So I cut the parchment paper around the candy and left about an inch extra around so I could use it to move the candy. I put a small glass bowl upside down on the counter and slid the candy over it and used the parchment paper to mover the candy into the shape of a bowl.


I let it cool for about 25 minutes. And here is the finished product:

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Ok, so it isn’t perfect, but I could put wrapped candy in it at least. I was my first try, after all. 🙂

But, I did learn what tweaking needs to be done for next time!

Merry Christmas y’all!

And Thanks Pinterest!

2 Responses to “Christmas Project from Pinterest #1”

  1. Dianne says:

    That is so darn cute! Have to keep that in mind for next year. BTW, did you spray the bottom of the bowl with Pam or anything before molding the candy around it?

  2. dana says:

    When I moved it off the cookie sheet, I just picked it up and laid it over the bowl, so the parchment paper was still under the candy. The candy was still hot and stuck to the paper so it was easy to “mold” it around the bowl. I never touched the candy, just the paper. Once it cooled, and I turned the candy over, the paper came off in a snap. It wasn’t attached to it at all!

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