I’ve been eyeing the beautiful peppermint trays I saw on Pinterest
made by Tutto Bella and decided to give them a try….
Warning… They aren’t as easy as they look.
I think it all comes down to the candy manufacture and the proper oven temp…
but I’m still trying to perfect the process.
Here’s what I’ve done so far……
1 Peppermint tray and a few heart cut outs along with some stuff that ended up in the trash!!.
First… I unwrapped the Starlight mints and laid them on pan dusted with cornstarch.
Then I baked them at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes.
Lesson learned….put a thicker layer of corn starch than what I show here….
The only two salvaged pieces from that batch are the two hearts shown above….
everything else stuck and cracked….
Here’s another batch of heart shaped cutouts. This time I made little holes toward
the top so I could hang them like ornaments.
Below I made a small tray and used a pizza wheel to trim off the edges.
I plan to make a bigger tray and use a round pizza pan with sides.
Here’s what I read works and what I found doesn’t: I read that parchment paper works really
well and so does a Silpat.
I tried wax paper, but it stuck and smoked.
I used Brach’s candy and they didn’t work well at all!!
So far I like the candies from Kroger the best.. I plan to try the ones from GFS- Gordon Food Service…
they might be the winner…..
PS. for more tips and advice go to Tutta Bella’s blog.