Starlight Platter Melt

holiday mint platterWhat do serving platters and floss have in common?

It has to do with candy.

No, not cinnamon.  Think green.

If you guessed mint, you’d be right.

Now hold that thought.

When Mel decided to make this starlight mint platter, she figured it wouldn’t be too hard: melt some candies on a cookie sheet, let ’em cool and ta-da! A little candy platter on which to put delicious holiday snacks.

Apparently, there was some discussion between Mel and her husband about following the directions.  “We decided to stick to the original directions,” she said.

Use the proper starlight mints – because if you use the wrong kind, that can mess things up.  Check.

Lay them out in neat little rows.  Check.

On top of wax paper.  Check.

Steal a moment between all the holiday baking and place the mints in the oven.  Check.

Let bake 8-10 minutes.  Check.

Next up?  Christmas cookies.

Wait a minute.

Something happened between 8 and 10 minutes to those starlight mints.  Uncheck.


melted mint platter fail

So much for following directions.  Maybe there was some secret step somewhere that no one mentioned.  Perhaps it’s just a lot harder than it looks.

Mel said her whole house smelled like dental floss afterwards and there was no platter to show for it – just blobs of white and green.  That and a minty aroma for that just-brushed feeling.

Nailed it!

melted mint platter nailed it

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5 Responses to Starlight Platter Melt

  1. Sheri says:

    LOL I saw this all over pinterest. Its super cute but my first thought was the smell!

  2. Jessy says:

    I did this pin, and it worked perfectly. There wasn’t a smell to it at all because you don’t have them in the oven for more than 10-15 minutes. The problem encountered by this person is that she used wax paper. NEVER use wax paper in the oven! It is a MAJOR fire hazard! What the instructions should have said to use was parchment paper.

  3. Christina says:

    I don’t think it would have caused this, but one thing I would have been irked by was using wax paper which just MELTS in the oven and makes a mess. They must have meant parchment paper– biiiiig difference!

  4. Amy Harburg says:

    This happened because of the humidity in the air, not any ingredients. Thats the difference between the first and second batch. this must be done in a very dry atmosphere

  5. Jill Robinson says:

    I tried this at Christmas and they came out beautifully. Its the one pin that started my pintrest addiction

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