Peppermint candy spoons make the perfect DIY Christmas Gift
These Peppermint Candy Spoons are the perfect DIY Christmas Gift! They are easy to make and are the perfect gift for Teachers, Friend, Co-workers and family!
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These Peppermint Candy Spoons are the perfect DIY Christmas Gift! They are easy to make and are the perfect gift for Teachers, Friend, Co-workers and family!

Peppermint candy spoons make the perfect DIY Christmas Gift

Peppermint Candy Spoons

If you are looking for the perfect holiday project and DIY Christmas gift, then look no further! These Peppermint Candy spoons are so easy to make and if you pair them with a cute mug and some hot chocolate, they are perfect for a holiday gift exchange.

So it is possible I may be a little obsessed with making things out of melted candy! Ever since my Peppermint Candy Dish and Peppermint Shot glasses, I have been busy in my kitchen melting away!

peppermint candy spoons - an easy DIY gift and treat

(Speaking of melting, check out this Melted Snowman Chocolate Bark! Also a great holiday treat!!)

But let’s get back to today’s project! I want to share with you one of my personal favorites – DIY Peppermint Candy Spoons – eeeeeeeekkkkkkk these are SOOOO cute and, of course, they are really easy to make!

Disclosure, you do need a silicone spoon mold. Mine says it is for microwaving chocolate, but I used it in my oven over and over – no problem!

Peppermint Spoons Ingredients

Here are the items you will need to make Peppermint Candy Spoons! 

How to make Peppermint Candy Spoons

  1. Crush peppermints
  2. Fill spoon mold with crushed peppermintscrushed peppermint in a red silicone spoon mold
  3. Bake in ovenpeppermint spoon molds baked in a silicone spoon mold
  4. Melt chocolate and dip top of spoon in the chocolatedipping spoons in melted chocolate
  5. Cover chocolate with holiday sprinkles

TIPS

  • After removing the spoons from the mold to make the edges smooth use a new, clean fingernail file and gently file away the wonky edges not pushing too hard so as not to break the spoon. red spoon mold and a spoon being cleaned up
  • One full bag of mints from Target makes two full spoon molds. The spoons that broke (and yes they break sometimes later) I save them and toss them in my coffee (which I have added chocolate syrup) so I can have my own version of Peppermint Mocha coffee (like Starbucks LOL)
  • An alternative to dipping the chocolate-coated spoon into the candy sprinkles – hold the spoon over the sprinkle bowl and use a spoon full of sprinkles and sprinkle them onto the chocolate spoon as you turn the spoon. 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. covering peppermint spoon with sprinkles
  • 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 enough little bowl to be able to dip the spoon to the depth needed.

Easy DIY Christmas Gift

Our Peppermint Candy Spoons make the perfect easy DIY gift for Christmas or the holidays! We give them to teachers, friends, family, etc! I usually keep a bag of them all ready to go in my car in case I find myself in a gift emergency! (You know what I mean, we have all been there!)

peppermint spoons in a holiday gift bag

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. Put a spoonful of chocolate mix.
  3. Gently push the spoon down into that little bit of hot chocolate mix. 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.how to make a peppermint spoon treat bag

More Great Peppermint Recipes

WATCH THE HOW TO VIDEO!!

Think about pairing these spoons with our delicious Hot Chocolate on a Stick! It would make a super cute gift together!!! 

peppermint spoon in hot chocolate
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Peppermint candy spoons make the perfect DIY Christmas Gift

Peppermint Candy Spoons

Serves — 8
These Peppermint Candy Spoons are the perfect DIY Christmas Gift! They are easy to make and are the perfect gift for Teachers, Friend, Co-workers and family!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins

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.

Video

Nutrition Info

Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 15mg | Sugar: 9g
Peppermint Candy Spoons - a cute and easy DIY holiday gift

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

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Jennifer Fishkind

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  1. Hey does anyone know how to make the spoons not sticky. I did this last year and made a bag with hot chocolate, marshmellows on top and spoons inside. My kids loved it however when the spoons were pulled out hot chocolate and marshmellows were stuck to it. What is the trick? When i buy mint candies they arent sticky

  2. Yikes! I’ve purchased the mold, plastic bags, and peppermints. Now I don’t see the picture of how you filled the bags with hot chocolate, etc. Where can I find the pic to use as a guide? Thanks! I’m planning on making these for a retired teacher Christmas Party.

    1. Hi Karen – If you look at the video within the post, it will show you how I filled the bags with Hot Chocolate!! It is really very easy – just fill it with the powder, add some mini marshmallows, slide in the spoon and tie with a string! Hope that helps!

  3. I mad e these. They are difficult. I used a funnel and spoon to get the candy powder to stay in the molds the second time. These took way more time than I initially allowed. They turned out very cute.

  4. We made these for gifts this year and they are so fun and easy! I’ve never had much luck with a mallet and bag – always rip them open with it – so we just put the candies in a mini food processor and it worked perfectly. Easy to spoon into the mild and refill as needed, and the spoons came out of the mold without any problems at all. Follow the tip of refilling as needed when they are cooking And they will be thick enough to pull out without breaking. Thanks so much for such a great idea!

  5. Hi! Thanks so much for your tutorial on these fun spoons! I struggles with it, so to make it easier I placed a candy cane with the hook broken off down the spoon handle. Then placed the curved part of the hook in the spoon bowl and put a starlight mint in the spoon also. Put it in the oven and it melted down perfectly! I have a picture of how I placed everything if you’d like to see it.

  6. I see in the video that your spoons looked like mine when you took them out of the mold but in the final picture yours were smooth on both sides. How did you smooth them down?

  7. 5 stars
    How many ounces of hot cocoa powder would you say each cone held? Wanting to make these as bulk gifts and wondering how much hot cocoa mix I’ll need. Thank you!