Quick and Easy DIY Peppermint Platter

4 Materials
1 Hour

Create a festive platter for gifting or serving sweet treats this holiday season, using peppermints!

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! 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.

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

I used my 11″ nonstick tart pan 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.

How many mints you'll need will depend on your size pan. My 11” tart pan took 2 (10 oz.) bags of mints.

Line your pan with parchment paper and then begin placing your peppermints in your pan. You can even use some broken mints to fill any large gaps. I lined only the bottom of my nonstick tart pan 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.

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.

Keep an eye on your platter during the last few minutes of baking time as they start to melt and then liquefy quickly.

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

I placed one platter over an inverted bowl as a pedestal. 

  • Depending on where you live and your humidity level, your peppermint platter may become tacky.
  • Keep your platter(s) covered with plastic wrap and stacked with parchment between the layers when not in use to prevent them from sticking together.
  • 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.

I used the same method and and made two mini peppermint plates.

I used the smaller ones with a upside down martini glass to elevate the fun and serve mini brownie bites! Experi-*mint* and have fun!

More photos at the blog link below.

If you have visions of peppermints dancing in your head, you might also like this DIY Merry and Bright Candy Cane Christmas Centerpiece and Tablescape. Details HERE.

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


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3 questions
  • Bgray
    on Dec 20, 2020

    SUPER CUTE!!! I wonder if you Modge Podged it after it was cooled, if that would preserve it longer? I need to pick up a couple tart pans but I definitely want to try this! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

  • Donna Hammersla
    Donna Hammersla
    on Dec 21, 2020

    Why not epoxy them, that way you have them forever?

    • Sjt29229935
      on Dec 22, 2020

      Sealing will also stop them from being sticky or leaving a red stain behind if they get damp. Thank you for a great idea. I can see numerous possibilities and sizes!

  • Tricia
    on Dec 23, 2020

    How to preserve the peppermints

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  • Billie Prater
    Billie Prater
    on Dec 21, 2020

     Am doing this project as we text...a wonderful “Christmassy” project, thanks for sharing!

  • Terry
    on Dec 27, 2020

    great project! Your staging was fantastic!

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