Make a super cute Christmas dish using nothing but peppermint candies! It’s a fun and easy craft for kids to help with, and a unique way for adults to serve candy, ice cream, or other goodies to guests.

I like serving ice cream in these bowls because the bowl really will impart a delicious minty flavor. Top with chocolate sauce, sprinkle or M&M’s for a tasty treat.

Tip: Use spearmints for a fun, festive green bowl, or mix up the two! Mints melt, but not so much that the colors will run, so you can get creative with this!

What’s the difference between peppermint and spearmint?


Festive peppermint candy bowls

What you’ll need

  • 19 Peppermint Starlights, unwrapped (19 mints per bowl)
  • Silicon baking mat (or parchment paper)
  • Baking sheet
  • A small bowl, preferably glass (about 4-5 inches across the top)


  1. Preheat oven to 300ºF.
  2. Line baking sheet with silicon mat or parchment paper.
  3. Place one peppermint on silicon mat. Use six more mints to make a circle around the center mint. Then that 12 more mints to make another outer circle around that.
  4. Carefully move baking sheet to oven.
  5. You must watch mints carefully, as they’ll melt at different speeds in nearly any oven, and once they get going, they melt fast! Mine took about 10 minutes. They’re done when they get super shiny and have spread into each other. (Careful not to melt so long that they become a bubbly mess.)
  6. Remove from oven and let cool about 20 seconds.
  7. Turn glass bowl upside down.
  8. Carefully remove mints from mat and form over the glass bowl using your hands (It’s going to be hot, so wear mitts if you have to.). Wait a minute for mints to harden.
  9. Remove from glass bowl and turn right-side-up. Let cool completely before enjoying.

Festive peppermint candy bowls

Also see: Easy, homemade peppermint patties.

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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.