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Nothing makes me think of the holidays more than the minty-fresh taste and smell of peppermints. Even though you see those classic red-and-white candies year round, there’s something that makes them feel so wintry. I’m especially fascinated by their DIY inspiration; who knew you could turn a bag of candies into a holiday serving tray? Check out some of our favorite ways to incorporate peppermints into your holiday decor and recipes this season.

Peppermint Serving TrayPeppermint Serving Tray

Peppermint Serving Tray: This holiday serving tray is a cinch to make and will only cost you a few bucks. Simply lay peppermints side-by-side on a cookie sheet and place in the oven until the mints have evenly melted. Remove and let the sheet cool completely.

Peppermint Candy WreathPeppermint Candy Wreath

Peppermint Candy Wreath: Allow red-and-white peppermint candies to steal the show in the form of a holiday wreath. Cover a white foam wreath in peppermints using a glue gun, starting onto the inner circle at an angle. When all the peppermints are glued, add a ring of Red Hots to fill in any white space. Add a ribbon at the top and hang. Get the Full Step-by-Step Instructions >>

Peppermint BarkOreo Peppermint Bark Recipe :: Sing For Your Supper

Peppermint Bark … With Oreos: No one can resist peppermint bark during the holidays, especially when you add Oreos to the mix. Get the Recipe >>

Peppermint CocktailHot Peppermint Rod Cocktail Recipe

Hot Peppermint Rod Cocktail: When winter comes, let this peppermint cocktail warm you up. Get the Recipe >>

Peppermint Bark Chocolate Cookies RecipePeppermint Bark Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Peppermint Bark Chocolate Cookies: Left with an abundance of peppermint bark during the holidays? That’s certainly not a bad thing, but here’s a creative way to use it: bake it into chocolate cookies. Get the Recipe >>

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7 Responses

  1. RSS says:

    The serving tray is a great idea. I'm doing that.

  2. Toni says:

    The Oreo peppermint bark is something I'll be making.

  3. Megan says:

    That peppermint wreath just makes me happy.

  4. Audrey says:

    That serving tray fascinates me.

  5. Great tips. I love the Oreo one. Who does not love Oreo.
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  6. [...] Option 1: Hot Pink Our Pinterest guru Sarah (and meeting crasher/pink expert/HGTV graphic designer Hannah) pitched super-saturated Hot Pink. Their reasoning: this color easily injects modern flair into your Christmas decorations. Plus, who doesn’t love peppermint? [...]

  7. helpful says:

    careful, put wax paper or parchment paper under your peppermint for the serving tray

Kayla KittsKayla Kitts is an editor for HGTV.com. You can find her doing at least one of the following: shopping for home decor at local vintique stores, picking out produce at...

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