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.

3 gift bags with peppermint candy spoon in each bag.
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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

peppermint candy spoon ingredients.

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.
a couple of peppermint spoon scattered on the table.

How to make DIY Peppermint Candy Spoons

  1. Crush The Candy: Crush the peppermints into small pieces.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Dip And Decorate: Melt the chocolate and dip each spoon in the melted chocolate and cover with holiday sprinkles.
  5. Serve: Allow the spoons to dry and start stirring! Enjoy!
fill the mold with crushed peppermint candy. bake and take out the spoon from the mold. dip in melted chocolate and add some sprinkles.

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.
use fingernail file to smooth uneven edges of the spoon.

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!)

peppermint candy spoon dipped in a glass of hot chocolate with marshmallows on top.

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:

  1. Stand the treat bag in a glass.
  2. Add a spoonful of chocolate mix inside.
  3. 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.
  4. Either using a spoon or a spoon and small funnel, add more chocolate mix into the bag behind the spoon.
  5. Add the marshmallows and tie.
fill the gift bag with chocolate mix, marshmallows and the spoon.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I crush the peppermint candy?

You can crush the peppermint candies in a resealable ziploc bag using a kitchen mallet or a rolling pin. You can also pulse them in a blender or food processor, as long as you stop before they turn to dust. 

How long does it take to melt the crushed candy?

My candy took about 10 minutes to melt, but every oven is different and you just have to watch it. Once it was mostly melted (about 8 minutes in or so) I took my molds out and added some additional crushed peppermint wherever it looked thin (the peppermint will melt down a bunch, so you may have to fill it in). Then I let it cook for a few minutes longer.

What should I do with broken spoons?

I like to save the broken spoons and toss them in my coffee with a squirt of chocolate syrup. This way I can have my own version of Peppermint Mocha coffee instead of buying one at Starbucks!

How can I prevent the sprinkles from clumping together?

Instead of dipping the chocolate-coated spoons directly into the candy sprinkles, you can hold the spoon over the sprinkle bowl and use a separate spoon to sprinkle them onto the melted chocolate. Dipping the chocolate spoon into the sprinkles can make the candy sprinkles clump together with some of the melted chocolate that inevitably dripped off into the bowl of sprinkles.

More Easy DIY Gift

peppermint candy spoon placed on top of a glass of hot chocolate.

More Great Peppermint Recipes

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Peppermint candy spoons make the perfect DIY Christmas Gift

DIY Peppermint Candy Spoons

Serves — 8
These Peppermint Candy Spoons are the perfect DIY Christmas gift! They are easy to make for the holidays and add festive flavor to a hot cup of coffee or cocoa.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • 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.

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Nutrition Info

Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 15mg | Sugar: 9g

ORIGINALLY POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2015 – updated November 16, 2018

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  1. I came from pinterest, and i saw this design, i told myself i need to go check!
    And i have to say now, WHAT A CREATIVE DESIGN!! A pinky lovely candy spoon? who doesnt love it?? and they look very easy to make anyway. By the way, also loved the christimas tree design!

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  2. I’m making these at the moment. I had some air bubbles in mine, so I took a knife and pushed it down before it hardened. Then I put some more peppermint on top and put them back into the oven. Works good so far, but I have yet to take them out of the mold so we shall see lol! Love this idea!

  3. Hi,

    So I finally got to make these today. I had some problems, though, and I was hoping you could help me for next time.

    1. I put the candy in a Ziploc, like you did, and used a kitchen mallet to break them into smaller pieces. Only thing is, when I did it, the bag wound up splitting and I had shards of peppermint candy all over my counter/floor. OK, so I double bagged it; same problem. I even used a freezer Ziploc, thinking it’s thicker, might not have the same problem; no dice. I thought maybe I was hitting the candy too hard, so I went lighter; then I couldn’t break the candy. You didn’t seem to have this problem in the video. What am I doing wrong?

    2. I put the mold in the oven and like you said in your post, there will be some areas that will be thicker/thinner than others. I watched it as the timer went on, and where I saw there needed more candy, I added it. However, when I took them out of the oven, there seemed to be overflow, for lack of a better word, of candy on the mold. It peeled right off, but when I took them out of the oven and took them out of the mold, all of the extra candy was sitting on the edge of the spoon. Some of it came off easily, but I couldn’t get the sides of the spoons to be smooth as a result. Other times, when I tried to break off the excess, the spoon broke in half. ARGH.

    Help? I LOVE this idea, but I want to make sure I’m doing it right. I know I can remelt the stuff that broke off, so at least it won’t go to waste, but… help?

    Thanx,
    Jamie

    1. Hi Jamie – Okay – so let’s start with the candy crushing….. Mine did make some small holes in the bag and a left a bit of a mess on the counter, but nothing like you described. It may be the candy itself, I used Market Pantry brand from Target, it just may break easier.

      As for the overflow, I would just say to clean off the extra around the edges as much as you can. The back side of my spoons were rougher than the front, that’s for sure and I broke off a bit of the run over too.

      Just keep it up! You will get it!

      1. Thanx for the quick response! I used the Target candies, too. OK, I’ll have to try again. For the “first draft”, they weren’t terrible, but definitely not like the beauties in your video. 😉 I think I need to clean more of the overflow off the tray before I put it in the oven; that may have been part of the problem. Not sure what to do about the bag issue, though. Might just put the candies in my Magic Bullet. Wonder if that would do the trick.

        So is it better to completely pulverize the candy, or to have a mix of powder and chunks? I’d imagine you want SOME chunks so you get the red marble effect in the spoons, no? Looks like you have a mix in the video but it’s hard to tell.

      2. Don’t make it into a total powder. I would get it powder-y-ish. Leave some small pieces – it adds to the look if you have the red showing through a bit.

  4. This is one of the most creative ideas!!!! Do you think this would work for other candies like coffee flavored hard candies? My family is weird.. They do not like peppermint.

  5. I have metal non-stick spoon molds. Do you know the difference they would have as opposed to using silicone? I’d assume I’d be safe spraying before filling with the crushed candy, but I couldn’t find silicone molds, and don’t exactly trust them yet.

  6. Mine are all coming out with a lot of bubbles some very small.. but not nice looking.. any ideas? I am not crushing the peppermints totally is that a problem? anyone have any suggestions?