|These can be wrapped in a sandwich bag |
or piece of cellophane,
tied off, and give as gifts.
Or as a special treat in someone special's lunch box.
Found this idea for peppermint serving trays at: http://tuttobellablog.com/2011/12/19/diy-serving-tray-2/
All of the ideas below came from the one bag of candies from the dollar store with three left over.
Materials On Hand: Project Cost: about $5.00
bag of Peppermints $1.00
Parchment Paper $4.00ish (can use wax paper instead)
Pre-heat oven to 350degrees. Bake 8-10 minutes.
While waiting for the trays to melt I found some kabob sticks and tried making festive lollipops. Using a sharp knife I shortened the sticks while removing the sharp end. Then I pounded the ragged edge on the counter to dull the end.
On the "flower" one I set the middle peppermint on top of the stick and balanced it with the surrounding candies so it wouldn't tilt sideways.
All three Peppermint Lollipops baked securely to the stick. I think these would make a great Thank You present for teachers or fun stocking-stuffers. Since they are thin and fragile they will need a little TLC while wrapping and transporting.
Next Year (2013) I'm going to try and make something like this from Crafty Misadventures.