These DIY Peppermint Bowls are the perfect candy dish for holding sweets, nuts, and other finger food on your holiday table. They only take 15 minutes to make using peppermint candies.
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Homemade Peppermint Bowls (with Video)

Peppermint Bowls are a festive DIY gift idea or addition to your holiday table. Use them to hold nuts, pretzels, candies or even ice cream! Keep one as a candy dish at work after the holidays are over. These adorable bowls are ready in just 15 minutes. Plus video tutorial!
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Decoration
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bowl, candy, peppermint
Servings: 2 bowls
Calories: 346kcal
Author: Cindy



  • Preheat oven to 300°F / 175°C.
  • Set aside a 5-6 inch cereal bowl with a smooth bottom. Line a baking sheet with a nonstick baking mat (best option) or parchment paper.
  • Place one candy flat on the prepared baking sheet. Place six more candies around so they're all adjacent. Then add 12 more the same way around the outside. 
  • Bake for 5-8 minutes or until the candy just starts to melt and turn glossy.
  • Meanwhile, place your bowl upside down and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Using oven mitts, remove baking sheet from oven and immediately invert the melted candies onto the outside of the bowl, pressing for at least 30 seconds to mold to the shape. 
  • Cool for several minutes and then gently pry the peppermint bowl off the cereal bowl using your finger tips.
  • Repeat these steps for a second bowl if desired. Enjoy!



  • For red and green color combination, try substituting these starlight mints instead.


Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Sodium: 39mg | Sugar: 36g | Calcium: 96mg