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.
For this project, you will need:
-- Hard peppermint candies
-- 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!
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