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


  • 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 to make a peppermint spoon treat bag

More Great Peppermint Recipes


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



  • 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.


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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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 5 stars
    I LOVED making these with my 9-year-old! I posted on Facebook and my friends and family went CRAZY!! Asking me how much I am selling them for $$$!! HAHAHA Thank you so much for sharing with us!

  2. Followed instructions to a T. After 45 mins to an hour (I lost track), my Peppermints weren’t fully melted & turned a brownish color. Would love to know why this didn’t work for me…

      1. I used Sweet Tooth Fairy Peppermint Crushed Candy that I purchased from Michael’s. They worked out great. They melt down a bit so part way through melting, I took the molds out of the oven and filled it a little bit more. One side of spoon came out so pretty and shiny but the other more of a dull finish. Overall, the kids in my 7th grade liked my gift and were appreciative of the time and effort I put in to it.

  3. I wonder if you could “change” things up a bit and make a spoon for cinnamon hot chocolate or cinnamon/chili to have a Mexican hot chocolate. Any ideas?