Friday, December 13, 2013

Peppermint Candy Tray

Peppermint Candy tray. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books

I used to know what was happening in the world, but then I had a teenager, and suddenly I'm the last person ever to have heard of the peppermint candy tray phenomenon. I discovered the project via a Pinterest-savvy co-worker, then I mentioned it to my teen daughter. "Oh Mom, that's so 2012. You really didn't see it on Pinterest last year?"

It's true, I completely missed this easy and fun project that is simply melted and molded Starlight mints. I made the one pictured here in less than half an hour and placed it on a favorite cake plate, where it awaits the cookies and candies that will be made this weekend. Go ahead, pick up some peppermints and give this a try. I wrote up the instructions and put together a slide show on Examiner ~ please check it out here.

Peppermint candy tray. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books

 This post is part of #LetsLunch a monthly global Twitter party. This month's topic is edible decorations and is hosted by Lisa Goldberg of Monday Morning Cooking Club. Take a few minutes and check out the fantastic stories from this excellent group of bloggers!

Pat's Lemongrass and Pandan Christmas Sugar Cookies on The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook
 Lisa’s Chocolate Almond Tree on Monday Morning Cooking Club
Anne Marie’s Ornament Sandwiches on Sandwich Surprise
Betty Ann’s Mini Bibingka on Asian in America
Tammy’s Chewy Gingerbread Cookies at Insatiable Munchies
Vivian’s Festive Gingerbread Cookies at Vivian Pei
Linda’s Merry Kale Trees at Free Range Cookies
Annabelle’s Pecan Caramels at Glass of Fancy
Linda’s Ottolenghi-Style Eggplant with Tahini and Pomegranate at Spicebox Travels


Annabelle said...

How fun! I admit, I totally missed than in 2012 too. Not enough Pinterest, apparently!

Betty Ann @Mango_Queen said...

Oh my this is absolutely fantastic! I love peppermint and will definitely give this recipe a try. Glad to do #LetsLunch with you again. Happy holidays :-)

Anne Marie said...

2012? Feh. Creativity like this is timeless! :)

linda @spiceboxtravels said...

Lucy, this is so cool! I/my tween will be making it for our holiday party. Merry Christmas!

Lindy said...

I guess I'm so 2012 too, I didn't see it either. What a great idea for a party tray.

Nancie McDermott said...

Well DANG!!!! I missed it completely , so tell your daughter you are a rock star and right on time. I LOVE knowing this. It is impossibly beautiful and delightful.