Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Craft With One Ingredient and One Step? Yes, Please!

A few weeks back, I came across this craft for edible peppermint serving trays over at one of my favorite blogs, Raising Olives. How could I possibly resist a Christmas craft that required only one ingredient and had only one step? 

Basic directions:

Unwrap red or green peppermint candies. Line them up (touching) on a parchment-covered baking sheet, then nuke it in the oven for 10-20 minutes at 350. Let cool, and voila!

We tried to find green peppermints as well, so that I could use Kimberly's idea to make a Christmas tree picture (so cute!), but could not find green peppermints. Next year!

This craft seriously took about five minutes. Did I mention how much I love fast and easy crafts? 

We chose to do smaller trays, 6x6 formation. 

Of course, someone non-crafty like me is sure to mess up the craft, regardless of how mindlessly simple it is! Here is what happened on our first one - we overcooked it and didn't realize that the candy would follow any waviness in the parchment.

Yes, I managed to mess up a craft THIS EASY.
The second time, we got it right - and, of course, that one was the one that I forgot to photograph. But really, we did get it right the second time.

What we learned:

- The bottom is prettier than the top, so flip after they cool.
- Don't wait till the candies look like they've completely melded - that results in the overdone results above. When they're touching, they're done and will be smooth on the bottom.
- We wrapped ours in plastic wrap to prevent sticking.

We put these with the Christmas gifts we gave our baby's therapists today! So much fun! Next year, definitely going for multi-colored - might even use them for the neighbor's Christmas cookie plates!

Enjoy, all!

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