The website Pinterest.com often inspires me to try new things. This holiday I melted peppermint candies. It really helps to have a special stick-free Silpat mat. I attempted to make a peppermint tray, but didn’t keep my eye on the oven and the edges started to over-melt. So I slid the mat over a bowl which I had turned upside down on the counter and formed, through gravity, a lovely bowl.
I also made some large candy canes.
I had also read how to turn tiny candy canes into hearts. I used some saved chopsticks to make hot chocolate stirs.
They made the table festive.
Lastly, I purchased some peppermint bark from a local Costco and piled it, along with the big candy canes, into my bowl. Festive dessert.