Tuesday, December 23, 2014

DIY Hidden Mickey Melted Peppermint Garland | A Disney Mom's Thoughts

For weeks I had been eyeing the melted peppermint creations on Pinterest.  I saw the ornaments, bowls, serving trays and more. When I saw the peppermint garland, I knew that's what i wanted to make.  The only problem was finding baker's twine.  Luckily, while perusing the Dollar Spot at Target, I found some!  I quickly bought the peppermints and twine and headed home.

Creating this garland, or any melted peppermint creation, is pretty easy.  The only supplies you'll need are:
  • oven
  • baker's twine
  • peppermints
  • parchment paper
  • cookie sheet
  • cookie cutter shaped like Mickey
  • cooking spray

First, preheat your oven to 275°F and line your cookie sheet with parchment paper. Cut the desired length of baker's twine. Lay it on the cookie sheet snaking the twine back and forth across the cookie sheet.  Unwrap and place the peppermint candies on top of the twine with at least an inch of space between each one. I wasn't sure how much the candy would spread as it melted, so I spaced mine about 2-3 inches apart. Next time, I'll only use 1 inch space! Place this in the oven for about 5-9 minutes.  Watch the peppermints as they bake and remove them as they begin to flatten.  Let the candies cool for at least 10 minutes before handling.
If you want to include a hidden Mickey in your garland, use a metal Mickey shaped cookie cutter.  Spray the inside of the cutter with cooking spray so the candies won't stick.  Place the cookie cutter on the baker's twin where you want the Mickey located.  Use three candies to fill the cutter- one for the head, two for the ears.  Make sure the 'head' peppermint is laying on the twine.

After the peppermints have cooled, gently pick up the cookie cutter and "wiggle" out the Mickey shape.  Make sure you don't break it! :)  I had to use a paper towel to blot off the excess cooking spray from the twine and peppermint Mickey.  Now, you can add the garland to your tree, your mantle or anywhere else you want this treat displayed!

What would you create with melted peppermints?  I'd love to hear in the comments or link to your creation!

1 comment:

  1. Fun to do with hard candies too, the colors look nice with lights through them