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how to create a santa cookie plate

This candy plate is easy to make and perfect for displaying cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve!

Gather your kids and follow our easy steps to make this edible serving plate that even Santa won't be able to resist.

How to make an edible Santa cookie plate

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What you are creating:

Makes one edible cookie plate.

An edible cookie plate to showcase the cookies left for Santa on Christmas Eve.

Building Materials:

The hard candies can be purchased almost anywhere! The list below is suggested candies, but you can use your imagination and come up with your own unique design. Just be sure to use candies that have a flat bottom.

  • Brach's Star Brites Peppermint Candy

  • Spearmint Star Light Mints

  • Christmas Star Light Mints

  • Spring form pan

  • Nonstick Reynolds aluminum foil

  • Nonstick spray

  • Pearlized Isomalt nibs from Cakeplay (to fill in between candies)

Directions:

1.  Unwrap the candies and place on a spring form pan lined with Nonstick Reynolds aluminum foil. Spray the foil with nonstick spray for extra protection against sticking.

2.  Arrange all the peppermint candies and place Isomalt nibs in between the pieces to fill in the gaps.

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3. Place in 350 degree oven until the candies melt into a solid piece (approx 3 mins). Be sure to watch it because you do not want them to bubble up, just want it to be melted and merged.

 

NOTE: Expect a bit of impatience from your little helpers. Rylan couldn't wait to see her finished product!

4. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

5. Once cooled, remove the spring form pan and place on a cookie rack.

My little helper Rylan was so pleased with her creation. She likes to put cookies on the plate for Santa with a side bowl of oats for the reindeer.

Variations:

If you're feeling extremely creative, you can melt a little bit of the Isomalt nibs and take four peppermint candies and attach them using the melted Isomalt as glue.

 

Wear gloves to protect your hands from the hot Isomalt and do not let children do this part! 

 

Attach in each corner of the underside of the plate to create feet to hold the plate off the counter or table.