Updated: Feb 13, 2020
This candy plate is easy to make and perfect for displaying the cookies your kids leave for Santa on Christmas Eve! Check out how Rylan, my little helper and I made this fun project together.
Get ready to gather your kids and follow our easy steps to make this edible serving plate that even Santa won't be able to resist.
Santa's Cookie Plate
What you will need:
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
Pearlized Isomalt nibs from Cakeplay (to fill in between candies)
Little helpers 😉
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.
Arrange all the peppermint candies and place Isomalt nibs in between the pieces to fill in the gaps.
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. 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) in each corner of the underside of the plate to create feet to hold the plate off the counter or table.