Wednesday, December 5, 2012

20 Minute Peppermint Plate

I'm about to show you one of the funnest and easiest projects I've ever done with my kids. One of those projects that looks magazine worthy.....yet truly can fit into the busiest of schedules. The entire project took 20 minutes WITH the kids helping!  Have fun!


1 10oz bag Round Peppermint Candies

Unwrap the Peppermint Candies.

Place Peppermint Candies evenly inside of Medium Round Flexipan
(Note: If you are not using a Flexipan, you will need to use parchment paper or similar.)

Place Flexipan onto perforated baking sheet into an oven preheated to 350 degrees.  
You will bake for 8-9 minutes.  

(Check at 8, if it is finished, all shapes will be completely flat.  If you bake for too long, bubbles will start to form on surface of candy.  Regardless, a few minor bubbles will likely appear.)

Let cool for at least 10 minutes.  
Unmold from Flexipan.

And.....good luck trying to keep your kiddos away from it! 
Insert lollipop stick during baking process, and you might just go down as the best Mama ever! 
(But don't worry, they'll think you're pretty awesome just for making a giant Peppermint Plate!)

 Your Peppermint Plate is ready to use!  Keep in mind the surface will be slightly tacky to the touch, so if you are planning to use it as a base for small desserts, consider using paper candy cups.

The Medium Round Flexipan is one of my most versatile Flexipans.
It is in this pan I steam all of my veggies, make kettle corn, popcorn, melt butter, etc. in the microwave with the addition of an Octagonal Silpat as my lid. It's great for ice cream cakes, cheesecakes, marinating meat, baking anything.....the list goes on.  It may be plain, but I call it my "work horse" Flexipan. The Large Round Flexipan would perform the same function with an Octagonal Silpat. I recommend a round mold of either size and a lid for anyone just beginning with Flexipans, and they are both available in Demarle's most popular beginner kit, 5 Key Ingredients.

1 comment:

  1. I am going to try mini ones with the muffin flexipan!