H/T to Molly Morgan for sharing the “recipe” to make the peppermint tray.
It’s so easy to make this holiday treat, perfect to give out small bags to friends and neighbors. The melted peppermints are reminiscent of a baseball.
1 bag of Starlight mints (I used most of an 18 oz bag)
1 package (12 oz) chocolate chips (I like the bittersweet variety)
9 ” springform pan, lined with parchment and sprayed with cooking spray
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Place unwrapped mints in concentric circles in bottom of pan, fitting fairly tightly.
Bake for 8-12 minutes until mints melt enough to merge together (see photos).
Turn oven off. Spread chocolate chips over the peppermint tray and place in oven for 2-3 minutes until chocolate is easily spreadable, spread (I use an offset spatula) till smooth.
Let cool then place in refrigerator until chocolate rehardens.
Place chocolate peppermint tray in a ziploc bag and break into bite sized pieces.