DIY peppermint spoons
This is a perfect item to use in your hot holiday drinks — use the peppermint spoon to stir the drink and then the peppermint will melt into your drink. How amazing is that? This DIY tutorial comes from the creative people at Princess Pinky Girl. Materials For this project, you will need: -- Hard peppermint candies -- Oven -- Spoon molds (you can buy these at a craft or baking store or online here) -- Plastic bag -- Food/candy crusher (you can also use a hammer) -- Chocolate chips and sprinkles (optional)You can find most of these items at a craft or grocery store. Form the spoons Put a lot of hard peppermint candies in a plastic bag. Then, use the food crusher or hammer to crush the candies into smaller pieces. Put the smaller pieces into the mold, as shown in the picture above. Make sure there are a lot of peppermint candies in the handle as this section will break easily if there is enough peppermint candy there. Melt the peppermint Melt the peppermint candy in the oven at 300 degrees for about 10 minutes. Keep an eye on the candy to make sure that it melts all the way, but doesn't bubble. If any of the spoon looks thin, you can add some more peppermint candy pieces and stick it back in the oven. Let the spoons cool completely before removing from the molds. If you need more help making the peppermint spoons, check out this video with simple step-by-step instructions. If you want to add some extra flair to your peppermint spoons, you can add melted chocolate and sprinkles to your spoons. Use the peppermint spoon in your favorite holiday drink and enjoy! For more DIY projects for food items, check out the "DIY FOOD" collection!
DIY peppermint bark
Peppermint bark is one of the most delicious holiday treats to ever be invented. This DIY project is incredibly easy and makes an incredibly delicious treat that you can enjoy at a holiday party or with friends and family. This DIY tutorial comes from the great people at Tastemade and Carina Stewart. If you need more help with the project, check out this video, which breaks it down in step-by-step instructions. Materials For this project, you will need: -- 6 candy canes, crushed -- 1 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate -- 1 tbsp vegetable oil -- 1 1/2 cup white chocolate chips -- 1 tbsp vegetable oil -- 1 tsp peppermint extract -- Pot -- Heatproof bowl -- Spatula -- 9x13 baking pan -- Wax paper You can find all of these items at a grocery store. Melt the chocolate Place the pot with about 2 inches of water in it on medium heat on your stove. Once the water is hot, place the heatproof bowl on the top of the pot with the chocolate chips and the vegetable oil in the bowl. Use the spatula to stir the chocolate chips until they are all melted. Pour chocolate onto baking pan Once the chocolate is completely melted, pour the melted chocolate onto the baking pan lined with wax paper. Put the pan in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or until the chocolate hardens. Melt the white chocolate Repeat the same steps that you did to melt the chocolate chips, but instead melt the white chocolate chips. The only difference is to add the peppermint extract to the white chocolate while you are melting it. Then, pour the melted white chocolate over the hardened chocolate on the baking pan. Cover with crushed candy canes Crush the candy canes and spread over the melted chocolate. Then, put the entire pan back into the refrigerator to let all of the peppermint bark harden. Break the peppermint bark into pieces and enjoy! For more DIY projects for food items, check out the "DIY FOOD" collection!