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Tanya says, "Surely you've seen those cute little trays that people have made out of peppermint candies. You're supposed to unwrap the candies, arrange them on a baking sheet, and then bake for 350 8 to 10 minutes so the candies will melt into a lovely little sheet."
"I arranged my peppermints into two small-ish squares thinking I could use them as a tray for giveaway cookies. Followed the instructions. 350 for 8 minutes."
"And then - my cute little squares turned into an UGLY mess. Really ugly.
I tried to make the best of it by making swirly designs with a skewer, but I think this batch may end up being used in Peppermint Bark or something..."
I've been curious about this project, but after my success with these hard candy suckers...
I figured this was possible.
The trick here is to watch it. The candies won't melt, won't melt, won't melt...then all the sudden they'll start melting fast. I learned with the suckers to not just trust the time specified for melting the candies. Every oven works just a little different from the next. It looks like to me that the candy tray got left in the oven just a few minutes too long.