Give the perfect DIY Christmas gift this holiday season: Peppermint Candy Spoons. Easy to make and a great way to add a festive feel to a warm cup of cocoa or coffee.
Table of Contents
- Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Spoons
- Why We Love This Peppermint Candy Spoons Recipe
- DIY Peppermint Candy Spoons Ingredients
- Substitutions and Additions
- Recommended Tools
- How to make DIY Peppermint Candy Spoons
- Tips For Making DIY Peppermint Candy Spoons
- Easy DIY Christmas Gift
- How to Make an easy DIY Christmas Gift
- How to Store DIY Peppermint Candy Spoons
- Frequently Asked Questions
- More Great Peppermint Recipes
- DIY Peppermint Candy Spoons Recipe
Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Spoons
Our easy DIY Peppermint Candy Spoons are the perfect holiday project and homemade Christmas gifts that take plastic drink stirrers and turn them into edible sweet treats with a gourmet seasonal twist.
I love making everyday items out of melted candy, especially when they come together so easily, look cute, add delicious flavor, and (like these candy cane spoons) pair perfectly with hot holiday drinks. Ever since my Peppermint Candy Dish and Peppermint Shot Glasses, I have been busy melting and molding! Speaking of melting, check out this Melted Snowman Chocolate Bark!
Give your hot chocolate or coffee beverage a boost of festive flavor with these peppermint chocolate spoons. Because mint just belongs in other recipes besides chocolate bark, cakes, and cookies!
Why We Love This Peppermint Candy Spoons Recipe
- Quick and easy to make in minutes.
- Uses only 3 ingredients.
- Delicious way to add holiday flavor to a hot drink.
- Fun edible food craft to make with kids in the kitchen.
- Perfect homemade gift for teachers, friends, co-workers, and family.
DIY Peppermint Candy Spoons Ingredients
- Starlight Peppermint Candy: I prefer this brand of peppermint candies. I know it sounds crazy, but I find that the spoons come out the best with this particular brand of peppermints (this is also true with the shot glasses and candy bowls I mentioned above).
- Chocolate Candy Melts
- Holiday/Christmas Sprinkles: I prefer nonpareils, but any will work!
See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
Substitutions and Additions
- Choose Your Chocolate: Feel free to use your favorite chocolate flavor for dipping. Milk chocolate, semi sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, and whitle chocolate will all taste delicious.
- Crush Your Candy: You can crush starlight mints, candy canes, or other hard peppermint candies inside your candy spoon mold.
- Silicone Spoon Mold (got mine here – click link): These molds sometimes sell out around Christmas, so get it early! Others will work too, but just make sure that they are oven-safe. Personally, I prefer the shape of this one.
How to make DIY Peppermint Candy Spoons
- Crush The Candy: Crush the peppermints into small pieces.
- Melt In The Mold: Fill each spoon mold with crushed peppermints. Place in a 300 degree Fahrenheit oven and melt completely.
Pro Tip: Be sure to add extra candy at the neck of the spoon (where the spoon and handle meet). These are areas that break most easily.
- Separate Your Spoons: Separate the molds from the candy carefully and remove. If one breaks, just add some more crushed peppermint and cook for a few minutes more.
- Dip And Decorate: Melt the chocolate and dip each spoon in the melted chocolate and cover with holiday sprinkles.
- Serve: Allow the spoons to dry and start stirring! Enjoy!
Tips For Making DIY Peppermint Candy Spoons
- You do need a silicone spoon mold to make these treats. Mine says it is for microwaving chocolate, but I used it in my oven over and over – no problem!
- After removing the spoons from the mold, use a new, clean fingernail file to make the edges smooth and gently file away the uneven edges. Be careful not to push too hard so as not to break the spoon.
- One full bag of mints from Target makes two full spoon molds.
- A whole bag of chocolate candy melts was way more than sufficient. Probably half a bag would work, but make sure you melt them in a deep bowl so you can dip the spoon to the depth needed.
Easy DIY Christmas Gift
Peppermint Spoons, individually wrapped, make the perfect easy DIY gift for Christmas or the holidays! Give them to teachers, friends, family, or keep a stash of spoons in your car in case you find yourself in a gift emergency! (You know what I mean, we have all been there!)
How to Make an easy DIY Christmas Gift
You will need the following to make these into a quick and easy gift:
To fill the treat bag:
- Stand the treat bag in a glass.
- Add a spoonful of chocolate mix inside.
- Gently push the spoon down into the hot chocolate mix.
Pro Tip: Remember to face the pretty part of the spoon to the front of the bag.
- Either using a spoon or a spoon and small funnel, add more chocolate mix into the bag behind the spoon.
- Add the marshmallows and tie.
How to Store DIY Peppermint Candy Spoons
- To Store: Once cooled, candy spoons can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for a few months.
More Great Peppermint Recipes
- DIY Peppermint Candy Bowls
- Peppermint Shot Glasses
- Easy Peppermint Fudge
- Peppermint Oreo Popcorn Bark
- DIY Peppermint Bath Salts
- Peppermint Mocha Truffles
- Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Bites
- White Chocolate Oreo Peppermint Bark
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DIY Peppermint Candy Spoons
- 1 bag Starlight Peppermint Candy
- 1 bag Wilton Candy Melts
- Holiday Sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- In a ziplock bag, crush the peppermints (I used a kitchen mallet).
- Use a teaspoon to fill the spoon mold with the crushed peppermint – be sure to put extra by the top of the spoon part and at the neck of the spoon (where the spoon and handle meet). These are areas that break easy.
- Place in oven and let melt completely. Mine took about 10 minutes, but every oven is different and you just have to watch it. Once it was pretty melts (about 8 minutes in or so) I took mine out and added some additional crushed peppermint wherever it looked thin. (the peppermint melts down a bunch, so you may have to fill it in) – then I let it cook for a few minutes longer.
- Take out of oven and let cool completely.
- Separate the sides from the candy carefully and remove. If one breaks, just add some more crushed peppermint and cook for a few minutes more.
- Optional – Melt the chocolate candy melts according to instructions on package. Did spoon end into the chocolate and immediately dip into sprinkles. Place on wax paper until dry.
ORIGINALLY POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2015 – updated November 16, 2018