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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

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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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