Wednesday, December 19, 2012

DIY Candy Tray & Meringue Kisses

I saw a candy tray in a food magazine and thought it looked so amazing.
So I googled how to make one and was amazed at the possibilities.


These are super easy to make and they look beautiful with cookies or fudge on them.

Items Needed:
spearmint or peppermint candies
parchment paper
cookie tray

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place some parchment paper on the cookie tray
and line your unwrapped candies out the way you want them.
There should be a little space between each candy.


Place in preheated oven for 8 - 10 minutes.
Cool for 10 - 20 minutes 
then place on a cooling rack to finish cooling.
Carefully remove parchment paper when the tray is cool.
It should be smooth and glossy :)


I didn't take a picture of the candy cane tray when it was done baking - oops :)

Onto the Meringue Kisses. . .

Ingredients:
3 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
pinch of salt
1 cup white sugar
sprinkles (optional)

In a bowl, beat egg whites, vanilla, cream of tarter, almond extract
 and salt until soft peaks form.
Gradually add sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
Drop by tablespoons or place mixture in a frosting tube (not sure what it's called)
and squeeze out the mixture....make sense?
Pour some sprinkles on top
and bake for 30 minutes at 275 degrees F.
Transfer to cooling rack.

Enjoy!



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16 comments:

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Your tray is great! I saw these on Pinterest last year and swore I'd make them. Never have! Amazing how well it turned out!! It's just so s clever!
Karen

Mrs. Smith said...

I love this!! I've got to try making these! Stephanie, you share with us the most wonderful ideas!! Have a very blessed Christmas!!

Anne said...

What a cool idea for a tray! Those meringue kisses look pretty too!
xx
Anne

Diana Chastain said...

Beautiful and they look so festive an yummy. Thanks for linking up at Thumping Thursdays, we hope to see you again tomorrow. :)

http://mrsdchastain.blogspot.com

Lauren Davenport said...

What a cool idea! I've never heard of a candy tray, but now I want to make one.

Conniecrafter said...

that is just too cool, I haven't seen these before and your kisses look terrific on it!

Sara Blevins said...

Stephanie, I made one this week, I am afraid to post it. It didn't look good like what I saw on Rachael Ray show. I would love to be your neighbor. You make Christmas fun! Marry Christmas!!

kitty said...

That is such a clever idea, Stepahnie! I love how the tray turned out.

Rebecca said...

More than fabulous my friend. Thank you so much for sharing. LOVE THAT TRAY and the the KISSES are equally beautiful...

Merry Christmas~

Love, Rebecca

Vanessa said...

Hi, Stephanie

These are so pretty and looks so yummy! Merry Christmas

Hugs,

Vanessa

Debbie said...

Oh Stephanie that is amazing! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Meeha Meeha said...

Really? Really? That is the most delicious tray ever, not to mention great looking! Pinning now :)

Danielle Wagasky said...

That is the sweetest tray ever! So cool;)

Sandra said...

What a great idea! I never would have thought of making a tray from candies.

Thanks for sharing Stephanie, your blog is so inspiring. :o)

Olga said...

That's really awesome!

Jocie@TheBetterHalf said...

what a pretty and festive "cookie" its been years since i've had these. :)

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