{Tutorial} How to Make a Peppermint Serving Tray!

DIY Peppermint Trays! Make + serve at your Christmas Party!The sweet gals of Tutto Bella are stopping in today to share a Peppermint Wonderland party + DIY Peppermint Serving Tray! “We created a shimmery wonderland around one of our favorite DIY holiday projects, the peppermint serving tray. We love the softness and beauty of white and ivory candlelight, the shiny effect of mercury glass, silver and gold and a pop of holiday red.” The gals are going to take it away with their inspiration for this project, details, + step-by-step instructions for the peppermint serving tray…

PEPPERMINT DIY TRAYS, COASTERS, PLATES, TRAYSWe expanded the potential of the standard round peppermint serving tray…this time creating a long serving tray to serve Chocolate Mousse shooters, a frame with the Cookies & Cocktails Menu and coasters for the chic Peppermint Martinis.


You’ll need:
Brach’s starbright mints {you can buy from Candy Crate}
cookie sheet
parchment paper or wax paper

 How To:

1. Heat oven to 330 degrees.
2. Place wax paper or parchment paper on cookie sheet
3. Arrange mints in any design you wish on top of wax paper or parchment paper {allow extra room on the sides because the mints will spread as they melt}
4. Bake for approximately 7-9 minutes depending on the size of the tray you’re making.
5. Take out and allow to cool on cookie sheet {cools in approximately 5 minutes}
6. Remove wax paper from bottom {be careful, tray is fragile and breaks easily}

NOTES: If you want to shape or mold the tray in anyway after you melt it, you should do so in the first minute it is out of the oven. It hardens quickly.

We’ve made trays at 350 degrees, and it works…but if you use wax paper, watch the oven as it tends to smoke a bit.


  • The recipe for the delicious chocolate mousse shooters can be found at Tutto Bella here.
  • The ‘Dear Santa’ letters at each place setting were for each guest to write him/her Christmas wishes and place them in the red mailbox on the table, which we glued to the bottom of a seasonal wine glass.
  • The JOY Marquee Sign in the background, by Saddleshoe Signs, adds beauty, light and a vintage, warm feeling…and reminds guests what the season is really all about.
  • We added a pop of red to the Silver and Gold Tree centerpiece, provided by Fleur de Lis, a paperie, with red ornaments and red and white mini candy canes. Also provided by Fleur de Lis, a paperie, was the red wood signs at each place setting {favors for guests}, as well as the Noel, Peace and Joy mercury glass wine bottles.
  • Each guest received Cocoa to Go, with cocoa powder, chocolate chips and marshmallows and a peppermint stirring stick. The poem attached to each Cocoa to Go favor read:

“Just add a cup of milk or water to enjoy this sweet treat,
The warmth it’ll bring you on a cold winter day can’t be beat.
Snowmen have been known to enjoy out in the cold,
It called snowman soup i have been told.

Add the snowballs and stir with the peppermint stick
The combination is sure to do the trick.

 Consider this a gift from me to you,
From our family to yours…happy holidays too!”

Peppermint Martini

Our chic Peppermint Martini recipe by Kimi Hansen, Apre Party and Tent Rental, is:

1 shot vanilla vodka
½ shot Godiva Liqeur
Small splash of Peppermint Schnapps
{if you need something to thin it out, a little milk}
Accessorize and stir with a mini peppermint candy cane

Credits & Resources
Photography: Meredith Moran Photography
Marquee Lights: Saddleshoe Signs
Tabletop Accessories and Stationery: Fleur de Lis, a paperie
Event Designer: Jessica Gregg of Tutto Bella by Tre Sorelle

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  1. This looks so beautiful! and of course, so sweet!!! :)

  2. Absolutely beautiful. For those of us who maybe challenged in the artistic area, any tips on making the frame? I’m actually trying it now, and it looks like ther is just one row of mints? I know this sounds so elementary. Thank you. :)

  3. i am so excited to make these for my friends, family and myself!!! what a great and cute idea.

  4. Hi There: I am going to try making that peppermint tray, any way on keeping it fairy flat, since not all peppermints are equal in size. thanks for any help. love the blog. Susan (from Nova Scotia Canada)

  5. Are the trays sticky? I love this idea but was concerned that it would get sticky with use.

    1. I made a tray today ..it’s sticky

  6. I plan on melting these candies in a frame shape and then putting a Christmas card in the middle. So your gifts cards can be enjoyed and then you can eat the frame!!

    Thank you. The candy tray is a great idea.


  7. I made a try today ..it’s sticky how can u make them not sticky?

    1. If you have it in a humid or hot environment, it might be sticky (this also depends on the quality of candy used). My best suggestion is to lacquer it with a clear spray so you can use it from year to year.

  8. I think the key to making the trayas per recipe isto use Brahs pepperints. Not all peppermint candies are equal even though they may look the same…could result in a sticky tray or stickier ha the norm.

    1. Sorry for the errors in my initial comment.First sentence should read “the trays as per recipe is to use Brachs peppermints”

  9. It’s a great ideas ,I’m really looking forward to have it in my kitchen. By the way I really would like to know about the queries about sticky. Is it really becomes sticky after a while.

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