By Erin Huffstetler | 11/13/2020 | No Comments
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Peppermint spoons sell for over $1 a piece, which is silly because they’re really easy to make. Here’s how to whip up a batch, so you can enjoy them in your hot cocoa and give them as gifts.
DIY Peppermint Candy Spoons
What You’ll Need:
I recommend this silicone spoon mold from Wilton. The spoons have long handles, and look like actual spoons.
What You Do:
Unwrap a bunch of peppermint candies. 40 should be more than enough, if you have the same Wilton mold that I have.
Then, break the peppermints into small pieces. You can do this by placing them in a freezer bag and hitting them with a rolling pin, but I prefer to use a food processor because you get a finer grind, which fills the mold better.
Spoon the ground up peppermints into your mold. They’re going to sink quite a bit as they melt, so fill each cavity until it’s heaping. Don’t worry about trying to be neat.
Tip: To make clean up easy, stick your mold on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Then, bake your spoons at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-8 minutes, or until the candies have fully melted.
Pull the baking sheet out of the oven, and top off any cavities that are underfilled.
Then, pop your spoons back in the oven for another 5-8 minutes. They’ll have a nice smooth look when they’re done.
Allow the spoons to cool, until you can handle them comfortably. Then, carefully unmold each spoon. Snap off any extra bits, and you’re done!
Pair your peppermint spoons with a batch of my homemade cocoa mix for a can’t-miss gift …
or use them to make hot chocolate spoons.Print
Starlight peppermint candies
Grind up peppermints in a food processor, or by placing them in freezer bag and hitting them with a rolling pin.
Spoon ground up peppermints into a silicone spoon mold. They’ll shrink as they melt, so overfill the mold a bit.
Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-8 minutes, or until peppermints are fully melted.
Add more peppermints to the mold as needed. Then, return the mold to the oven for another 5-8 minutes. Spoons will be smooth, when they’re done.
Allow to cool. Then, unmold, and snap off any extra pieces.
- I recommend Wilton’s silicone spoon mold.
- Place your mold on a parchment or silicone mat-lined baking sheet to make clean up a snap.