Wednesday, January 2, 2013

fun with peppermints

I kept seeing the fun bowls and plates people were making on Pinterest, so I had to try one for myself just before Christmas.

First, I started with a package of green and a package of red peppermints and layed them out in a hexagon shape on a pizza pan lined with parchment paper.

Then, I baked them at 250 for about 10-12 minutes - I kept peeking the last few minutes to make sure the edges didn't get too thin and misshapen.   This is what it looked like right out of the oven.  The candies have melted together and turned into little hexagons.........  oh beautiful little hexagons......

Then, I took a bowl and placed it in the center of the candy 'sheet', then turned them both upside down.  This was when it was cooling on the bowl.
I was a little nervous at this point because the parchment was sticking - but I stuck it in the freezer for a couple minutes, and the candy bowl easily removed from the bowl form and the parchment.
Unfortunately I didn't get a 'finished' pic before I brought it to Christmas dinner at my brother's with a pile of my homemade peppermint patties on it :)  Mmmmm, peppermint overload!