This is a modern twist on the classic candy canes on your Christmas tree — you can also make these as peppermint candies in fun shapes. This DIY tutorial comes from the creative people at Hello Homebody.
For this project, you will need:
-- Peppermint candies (you can find these in the candy aisle of any grocery store)
-- Cookie cutters
-- Non-stick cookie spray
-- Parchment paper
-- Twine or ribbon (if you want to put the candy on your tree)
Prepare the peppermint candies
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place a sheet of parchment paper on the baking sheet. Place the cookie cutters on the baking sheet and place the peppermints inside the cookie cutters.
Bake the candies
Bake the peppermints for 3-9 minutes — make sure to keep an eye on them and remove them from the oven whenever they are melted together. Coat a toothpick with non-stick cooking spray, and make a hole in the top of the candies so that you can hang them on the tree. Then, let the candies harden in the cookie cutters.
Add twine or ribbon
Take a piece of twine or ribbon and make a hanger for the ornament, if you want to put them on your Christmas tree. If you just want to eat the candies, skip this step and just enjoy the deliciousness!
Here's what mine looked like when I tried this DIY project!