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.

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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 tried this twice and both failed. Also tried the peppermint platter and not all the pepppermint melted. First batch pieces were too large so used food proccessor the second time. The damn stuff wouldn’t melt in both batches. I’m glad i didn’t pay full price for this mold. Next year i’ll just buy them already made for my own sanity. Why is it when someone else makes it their’s comes out great and mine fail?

    1. Hi – not sure why they weren’t melting for you. It may be the actual mints you used. If you decide to try them again, try the starlight peppermints from Target – the Market Pantry brand. I have never failed with these.

  2. This is a great idea. I’ve made two batches and on one side the spoon is nice and smooth. The other side of spoon is all bubbly. Any suggestions?

  3. This is such an amazing idea! I think these cute little spoons will make some adorable stocking stuffers this year :). I’m just sorry I didn’t come across this last year already. I’ve made three batches and have learned a few lessons:
    Crushed candy cane will work fine if the spoon comes out of the mold when it’s still a bit warm. Otherwise, all the spoons will break.
    Don’t run your finger down the back side of the spoon to see if it’s sharp. I literally sliced my finger open :(.
    To make the back a bit more smooth, use the back of a spoon and quickly run it alongside the side of each spoon to smooth out some of the pointy candy bits.

    Thanks so much! 😀 I’m definitely a new fan of your blog :).

  4. I have kind of a dumb question…. Can you melt the candy and then pour in the mold? Then maybe sprinkle some little chunks on top?

  5. Wow they look great! I just have one question, do they have an expayer date? Or putting it in another way, if I make them now, can you still eat them the 24 December? And should they be kept cold? 😀

    1. I think you wouldn’t want to make them more than a week in advance. They will still work and be fine, they don’t really expire, but I would make them as close to use as possible.

  6. I will definitely be using this recipe this year, but also would like to make chocolate ones. Do you have a good recipe for chocolate spoons? I can’t seem to find one anywhere on pinterest or google.

    1. Chocolate is super easy to make. Just melt the chocolate (you can use candy melts or chocolate chips even) and pour them in the mold. Then let them set. You can even put them in the refrigerator for a few minutes to set faster!

  7. I bought some of the disposable decorating bags but they don’t seem really clear to me. The are kind of “film”. Are they all like that or do I need to buy them from a special place?